Ky. - The Northern Kentucky University women’s soccer team
will play Wheeling Jesuit at 5 p.m. Friday in the first round of
the NCAA Division II Great Lakes Region Tournament at the Town &
Country Sports Complex in Wilder, Ky.
NKU is 18-2-0 overall and owns a 14-game winning streak going into
Friday’s first-round contest against No. 4 seed Wheeling Jesuit
(20-3-0). The NKU/Wheeling Jesuit contest will be followed by a
7:30 p.m. game between No. 2 seed Grand Valley State (17-2-0) and
No. 3 seed Southern Illinois at Edwardsville (17-5-0).
game is set for noon Sunday. The winner of the Great Lakes Region
will advance to the NCAA Division II national quarterfinals and
play a road game against the winner of the Central Region Nov. 19
A year ago,
NKU and Wheeling Jesuit played to a 1-1 tie at Wheeling, W. Va.,
in a game that was shortened due to inclement weather. The game,
which was delayed for an hour due to lightning, was called at the
Two years ago
at Wilder, Ky., NKU posted a 6-0 win over Wheeling Jesuit. In that
game, Bobbi Meister and Sam Riley each scored two goals for the
and Amy Martini also scored goals for the Norse, who allowed just
one shot the entire game.
NKU holds a
5-0-1 advantage in the all-time series against Wheeling Jesuit.
The Cardinals won the West Virginia Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
championship last week.
State, the No. 2 seed, won the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic
Conference championship. NKU captured the Great Lakes Valley Conference
Tournament championship with a 2-0 win over SIUE.
NKU and Grand
Valley State met twice in 2003, with each team winning on the road.
The Lakers took a 1-0 victory at Wilder, Ky., on Sept. 19, 2003,
on Mirela Tutundzic’s goal with five minutes remaining in
eliminated Grand Valley State from the NCAA Division II Tournament
later that fall on Nov. 16 at Allendale, Mich., by winning a 4-3
decision over the Lakers. Kendra Zinser scored three goals to lead
Division II Great Lakes Region Tournament (at Wilder, Ky.)
#1 Northern Kentucky
(18-2-0) vs. #4 Wheeling Jesuit (20-3-0), 5 p.m.
#2 Grand Valley
State (17-2-0) vs. #3 S. Illinois at Edwardsville (17-5-0), 7:30
here for directions to Town & Country Sports Complex at Wilder,