| Jeremy Curington
had five saves
KENOSHA, Wis. - The
Northern Kentucky University men’s soccer team took advantage
of a Wisconsin-Parkside own goal in the second half Sunday to post
a 2-1 upset over the third-seeded Rangers in the first round of
the Great Lakes Valley Conference Tournament.
The misplayed ball by
Wisconsin-Parkside in the 71st minute eluded goalie Victor Perez
and bounced into the net to give NKU a 2-1 lead. Norse goalie Jeremy
Curington stopped the Rangers the remainder of the game, and sixth-seeded
NKU (11-7-2) won in the GLVC Tournament for the first time since
The Norse are now 2-9-2
against the Rangers during the past nine seasons. Earlier this fall,
Wisconsin-Parkside had posted a 4-0 win over NKU at Wilder, Ky.
NKU took a 1-0 lead
just 13 minutes into the game when Tony Capurro took a cross from
Tony Ray and scored his fifth goal of the season. It remained 1-0
until the 67:13 mark, when Wisconsin-Parkside’s Ben Tommerup
converted a penalty kick to draw the Rangers even at 1-all.
Curington finished with
five saves for NKU, which will meet second-seeded Rockhurst at 6
p.m. (EST) Friday at St. Louis, Mo. Top-seeded Southern Illinois
at Edwardsville will play No. 4 seed Quincy in the other GLVC Tournament
The GLVC Tournament
championship game is set for 1 p.m. (EST) next Sunday.