netted her 10th goal
- Jayme Light and Alex Armstrong each scored goals as the Northern
Kentucky University women’s soccer team captured the Great
Lakes Valley Conference Tournament championship Sunday with a 2-0
win over Southern Illinois at Edwardsville at the Town & Country
added an assist as the top-seeded Norse (18-2-0) extended their
winning streak to 14. NKU goalie Sam Westerling recorded the shutout
and had two saves as the Norse won the GLVC title for the sixth
time in the past eight years.
NKU won five
consecutive GLVC Tournament championships from 1998-2002, but the
Norse finished as runner-up in that event the past two years to
the scoring Sunday at the 39:54 mark by finding the back of the
net with her seventh goal of the season off a corner kick from Votapek.
It was the 17th assist of the season for Votapek, who on Saturday
was named the GLVC Player of the Year.
who was named GLVC Freshman of the Year on Saturday, sealed the
win for NKU at the 62:32 mark by drilling a 22-yard shot past SIUE
goalie Kim Roady for her 10th goal of the season. SIUE (17-5-0)
finished with a 9-5 advantage in total shots, but the Cougars were
unable to find the back of the net against the NKU defense.
current 14-game winning streak, NKU has allowed just six goals and
posted eight shutouts. The Norse have outscored the opposition by
a 73-12 margin this season.
NKU is now
48-1-4 against GLVC opponents at the Town & Country Sports Complex
since moving its home games to the Wilder facility in 1998. The
Norse’s only loss to a GLVC team at the Town & Country
Sports Complex came on Oct. 3, 1998, when SIUE posted a 1-0 victory
The Norse are No. 1
in the latest NCAA Division II Great Lakes Region rankings. NKU
is expected to be the top seed when the pairings are announced Monday,
and the Norse will play host to the first two rounds of the NCAA
Tournament Nov. 11-13.
Grand Valley State,
SIUE and Wheeling Jesuit are also expected to receive berths in
the Great Lakes Region Tournament. The winner of the Great Lakes
Region will advance to the NCAA Division II national quarterfinals
Nov. 19 or 20 to play a road game at the winner of the Central Region.