- Amy Law’s goal late in the second half snapped a 1-1 tie
and lifted the Northern Kentucky University women’s soccer
team to a 2-1 win over Rockhurst on Friday in the Great Lakes Valley
Conference Tournament semifinals at the Town & Country Sports
assisted the winning goal, which came at the 77:45 mark. It was
the 12th goal of the season for Law, a junior and a graduate of
Glen Este High School.
Norse (17-2-0) held on after Law’s goal to defeat fourth-seeded
Rockhurst (12-6-1) for the second time this season. In their first
game on Sept. 18, NKU knocked off Rockhurst, 1-0, in double overtime
at Kansas City, Mo.
took a 1-0 lead in the first half on a goal by Sophia Sharkey, NKU
freshman Alex Armstrong countered by finding the back of the net
with her ninth goal of the season off an assist from Catie Walton.
The contest remained tied until Law’s score in the 77th minute.
In the other
semifinal game Friday, No. 2 seed Southern Illinois at Edwardsville
knocked off No. 3 seed Wisconsin-Parkside, 3-0. NKU will meet SIUE
(17-4-0) in the GLVC championship game at noon Sunday.
NKU is ranked
sixth nationally in the NCAA Division II poll, and SIUE is 21st.
NKU won five consecutive GLVC Tournament championships from 1998-2002,
but the Norse finished as runner-up in that event the past two years
NKU is now
47-1-4 against GLVC opponents at the Town & Country Sports Complex
since moving its home games to the Wilder facility in 1998.
The Norse are No. 1
in the latest NCAA Division II Great Lakes Region rankings. If NKU
remains No. 1 in the Great Lakes Region, the Norse will play host
to the first two rounds of the NCAA Tournament Nov. 11-13.