attempts a shot on Sunday
- Amy Law scored a goal and assisted on another as the Northern
Kentucky University women’s soccer team began the Great Lakes
Valley Conference Tournament with 4-0 victory over Saint Joseph’s
at the Town & Country Sports Complex on Sunday.
finished with two assists for NKU, which extended its winning streak
to 12 games. The top-seeded Norse improved to 16-2 overall and held
an opponent scoreless for the ninth time this season.
began the scoring at the 15:29 mark when she perfectly placed a
20-yard shot over the outstretched arms of Saint Joseph’s
goalie Katie Awerkamp. Seven minutes later, Jayme Light gave NKU
a 2-0 lead with her sixth goal of the season off an assist from
tallied her GLVC-leading 15th goal of the season at the 27:42 mark
by finishing off a rebound shot.
the scoring in the 84th minute with her 11th goal of the year. Sam
Westerling and Kelly Bare combined for the shutout for NKU, now
46-1-4 against GLVC opponents at the Town & Country Sports Complex
since moving its home games to the Wilder facility in 1998.
NKU will play
host to the GLVC Tournament semifinals this Friday at the Town &
Country Sports Complex. The Norse will meet No. 4 seed Rockhurst
at 5 p.m. Friday.
In the other
semifinal game at 7:30 p.m., No. 2 seed Southern Illinois at Edwardsville
will meet No. 3 seed Wisconsin-Parkside.
The GLVC championship
game is set for noon Sunday. NKU won five consecutive GLVC Tournament
championships from 1998-2002. The Norse finished as runner-up in
that event the past two years to Wisconsin-Parkside.
The Norse are
ranked seventh nationally in this week’s NCAA Division II
poll. The Norse
are also No. 1 in the latest NCAA Division II Great Lakes Region
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.