By Joey Frattaroli
The Youngstown State University women’s soccer team achieved its second victory of the season, overcoming Northern Kentucky University this Sunday, Oct. 10 at home.
Freshman Gianna Weigel led the team to victory — scoring her first career goal — and putting the score to 1-0 in the 21st minute. She was assisted by sophomore Justine Appolonia, who launched a long pass to Weigel deep inside the penalty area, allowing her to chip a shot into the center of the net.
In the second half, the Penguins were challenged by the NKU offense who were relentless in their attack with 11 shots in total throughout the game.
The Penguin defence had the stamina to hold on, allowing sophomore Brooklynn Kirkpatrick to have her second shutout in the last three games and tallying one save on her stats.
This brings the Penguins’ season to 2-8-4 overall and 2-2-3 in the Horizon League, while NKU falls to 8-4-2 overall and 6-1-0 in the league after receiving its first loss in league play.
The team will play at the University of Purdue-Fort Wayne on, Oct. 14 and will host Cleveland State University for senior night Sunday, Oct. 17.