The Northern Kentucky women’s soccer team earned its third straight win and second shutout of the season in a 1-0 victory over Wright State on Wednesday evening. With the win, NKU improves to 6-4-0 overall and 3-0-0 in League play. The Raiders are now 7-5-0 and 2-1-0 in the Horizon League.
“We are very pleased to earn three points in a 1-0 win over Wright State,” said NKU head coach Bob Sheehan. “Our team defended well, and we created some quality chances. That was as professional of a win as we’ve had all season.”
NKU SCORING SUMMARY
Jessica Frey put the Norse ahead in the 75th minute. Kailey Ivins played a cross on the ground from the right side to Frey. She was able to shield a WSU defender and fire a shot to the left lower corner to give NKU the 1-0 advantage.
BETWEEN THE POSTS
Emily Lohmann made three saves on the night, and her record is now 6-3-0. She has recorded two shutouts on the season.
FIRST HALF SUMMARY
In the fourth minute, Frey had open space in the box, but she pushed her shot to the right.
Emily Lohmann made her first save of the night in the 20th minute.
Macy Hamblin put a shot on goal in the 26th minute. She fired an attempt from just outside the box, but the WSU goalkeeper made a diving stop to prevent the shot from going into the back of the net.
The Norse were awarded a penalty kick in the 31st minute. Emily Soltes stepped up to take the kick, but her shot rattled off of the right post.
Frey found another opening in the Raider defense in the 33rd minute, but her attempt was just high of the frame.
In the 42nd minute, Hamblin nearly scored a spectacular goal. A ball was played to her at the top of the box, she flicked it up to herself and sent a hard-struck volley over the net.
SECOND HALF SUMMARY
Early in the second half, Shawna Zaken fired a shot from the right side, but the WSU defense was able to block the attempt.
In the 54th minute, the Raiders had a great scoring chance. WSU’s Liv Raflik sent a shot to the left side of the frame, but Lohmann made a great diving save to punch the ball out for a corner kick.
WSU played a few dangerous passes into the box midway through the half, but the NKU defense held strong and prevented the visitors from scoring.
Jordyne Helinski took a hard shot in the 68th minute, but Lohmann was able to make another fine save.
Frey scored the lone goal of the match in the 75th minute.
The Norse had a final opportunity to score in the 81st minute, but Frey’s attempt was blocked out of bounds, which resulted in a corner kick.
The Norse had a 17-11 advantage in shots.
NKU recorded seven corner kicks in the match, compared to six for the Raiders.
This was the third straight win for the Norse.
The team travels to Detroit Mercy on Saturday, Sept. 30 for a 4 p.m. kickoff.
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