Ky. - The Northern Kentucky University women’s soccer team
plays host to Southern Illinois at Edwardsville this Friday at 5
p.m., and the winner of that contest will likely be the No. 1 seed
in the upcoming Great Lakes Valley Conference Tournament.
NKU and SIUE
are tied atop the GLVC standings with 8-1 records. The Norse have
won seven consecutive games entering Friday’s contest at Wilder,
Ky., and are 11-2 overall.
SIUE had its
10-game winning streak snapped by Wisconsin-Parkside last Sunday
and is 12-3 overall.
NKU owns a
43-1-4 record 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
A year ago,
NKU and SIUE split two meetings. The Cougars defeated NKU in the
regular-season contest, 2-0, at Edwardsville, Ill. The Norse, however,
eliminated SIUE from the GLVC Tournament with a 2-0 victory at Kenosha,
scored a goal and added two assists last Sunday as NKU posted a
5-0 victory over Missouri-Rolla. Alex Armstrong and Catie Walton
each added a goal and an assist for NKU.
senior forward, leads the GLVC in scoring with 11 goals and 10 assists.
Votapek and Norse freshman Alex Armstrong each have three game-winning
goals and are tied for second place in the GLVC in that category.
Amy Law is second on the team in scoring with seven goals and six
assists, while freshman Lauren Franzen is third on the squad with
seven goals and five assists. Law and Franzen are tied for 10th
in the GLVC in goal per game at 0.54.
seven-game winning streak, NKU has outscored the opposition by a
28-3 margin with four shutouts. The Norse lead the GLVC in scoring
at 3.77 goals per game. NKU is also No. 1 in defense, having allowed
just nine goals in 13 games (0.69 gpg.).
NKU will play host to
Quincy at noon Sunday in the regular-season home finale. The five
Norse seniors - Votapek, Sam Westerling, Katie Hanck, Amy Martini
and Ashley McGuffey - will be recognized at halftime of Sunday’s