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NKU Women's Soccer Coach Gets Win 300

Northern Kentucky women’s soccer coach Bob Sheehan won his 300th game on Tuesday night, as the Norse defeated Appalachian State 2-1 in overtime. Sheehan ranks in the top 40 in winning percentage for women’s soccer coaches across all NCAA divisions, and he is in the top 60 for career victories.

“Appalachian State is an outstanding team,” said Sheehan. “I am proud of our players for competing the entire match.  We could have been deflated when we gave up the late goal.  However, our team responded and came out in the overtime period with an attacking mentality.  Emily showed great composure and skill on her penalty kick goal and Ally struck her free kick exceptionally well for the game winner.”

Emily Soltes converted a penalty kick in the 25th minute to put the Norse ahead 1-0.

In the 95th minute, Ally Perkins took a free kick from just outside the box. Her shot deflected off an Appalachian State defender and went into the back of the net to give the Norse the 2-1 win.

Emily Lohmann made three saves on the night. Appalachian State’s Sam Steyl also had three saves in the contest. 

In overtime, NKU’s Kayte Osterfeld drew a foul just outside the box within the first few minutes of the overtime period. Ally Perkins stepped up to take the free kick, and her shot deflected off an Appalachian State defender and went into the back of the net.

Head Coach Bob Sheehan’s career record stands at 300-95-26.

The Norse will host Murray State on Sunday, Sept. 3 at 1 p.m.

-Staff report