The Northern Kentucky women’s soccer team went on the road Monday night and defeated Morehead State by a final score of 2-1. Jessica Frey scored in the 64th and 69th minutes to help the Norse to a win. With the victory, NKU moves to 2-0 on the year.
“Morehead State presented challenges throughout the match,” said head coach Bob Sheehan. “They are a very difficult team to play. We’re extremely proud of our players for overcoming a 1-0 deficit. Jessica Frey scored two terrific goals, and Kayte Osterfeld and Shawna Zaken provided quality service on those goals.
NKU SCORING SUMMARY
Frey’s first goal of the match came on a header in the 64th minute, which tied the game at 1-1. Kayte Osterfeld, who was dribbling from 20 yards out near the right sideline, crossed the ball into the box. Frey was able to get to Osterfeld’s cross before the Morehead State goalkeeper to even the match.
NKU’s second goal of the contest occurred in the 69th minute. Shawna Zaken played a nice ball into the box from the right side, and Frey one-timed the ball into the back of the net.
BETWEEN THE POSTS
Emily Lohmann played all 90 minutes in the net for the Norse, earning her second win of the season. She made five saves, including three in the second half of the match.
Morehead State’s Michelle Washburn made eight saves on the night.
FIRST HALF SUMMARY
Neither team cracked the scoring column in the first half, despite having opportunities.
The Norse had eight shots in the period, while Morehead State had five.
NKU’s first chance on frame came in the ninth minute. Payton Naylor fired a shot that was saved by Washburn.
A few minutes later, Kailey Ivins also took a shot on goal, but Washburn was once again able to make the save.
Morehead State recorded their first shot on goal in the 27th minute, but the attempt was saved by Lohmann.
Each team had a chance to take the lead late in the period, but the score remained 0-0 heading into halftime.
SECOND HALF SUMMARY
The Eagles struck first in the match with an own goal that allowed Morehead State to take a 1-0 lead. A miscommunication between a NKU defender and Lohmann resulted in an errant pass that went into the back of the net.
Frey evened the score in the 64th minute to tie the match at 1-1.
The Norse continued to put pressure on Morehead State’s defense, as Ivins’ header in the 68thminute was saved by Washburn.
Less than a minute later, Washburn was forced to make another save on Shawna Zaken’s shot attempt.
Frey scored her second goal of the match in the 69th minute to help the Norse take a 2-1 lead.
The Eagles recorded a shot on goal in both the 77th and 78th minutes, but Lohmann was able to make saves to secure the win for the Norse.
NKU had a strong offensive rhythm during the match, as the team recorded 20 shots with 10 of them being on goal.
Frey has now scored the game-winning goal in two-straight matches for the Norse.
The Norse travel to Indiana State on Friday for a match against the Sycamores. Kickoff is scheduled for 7 p.m., and the match will be broadcast on ESPN3.
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