Ind. - Kristen Votapek tied a school record with four assists Friday
night as the Northern Kentucky University women’s soccer team
clinched the No. 1 seed in the upcoming Great Lakes Valley Conference
Tournament with a 9-0 victory over Saint Joseph’s.
scored a goal for NKU, which won its 10th consecutive game to wrap
up the GLVC regular-season crown. The Norse improved to 14-2 overall,
11-1 in the GLVC.
senior forward and a graduate of Amelia High School, assisted the
Norse’s first four goals of the game to tie Betsy Moore’s
NKU record. Moore accomplished the feat twice, the last time in
2001 against Lewis.
Amy Law, Alex
Armstrong and Lauren Franzen scored two goals apiece for NKU, which
is ranked No. 7 nationally in the NCAA Division II poll. Saint Joseph’s
dropped to 6-10-1 overall, 5-7 in the GLVC.
and Carla Schierloh both scored a goal and added an assist. Norse
goalies Sam Westerling and Kelly Bare combined for the shutout.
NKU will begin
the GLVC Tournament Oct. 30 as the No. 1 seed with a home contest
against the No. 8 seed. If the Norse win their first-round game,
they will also play host to the GLVC Tournament semifinals and finals
Nov. 4-6 at the Town & Country Sports Complex in Wilder, Ky.
NKU owns a
45-1-4 record against GLVC opponents at the Town & Country Sports
Complex since moving its home games to the Wilder facility in 1998.
One of the ties came two years ago against Wisconsin-Parkside in
the GLVC Tournament championship game. The Rangers then edged NKU
in a penalty-kick shootout to claim the GLVC title.
The Norse are also 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.