is mobbed by teammates
- Alex Armstrong’s goal in the second overtime gave the Northern
Kentucky University women’s soccer team a 2-1 win over Quincy
on Sunday at the Town & Country Sports Complex.
The winning play came
after Kristen Votapek launched a corner kick from the right side
of the field, and the loose ball was retrieved by Lauren Franzen
on the left side of the box. Franzen played the ball to Armstrong
in front of the goal, and the freshman finished by sending a shot
past Quincy goalie Lindsay Ringkamp into the back of the net at
the 101:43 mark.
It was the sixth goal
of the season for Armstrong, a graduate of Anderson High School.
Five of Armstrong’s goals have been game-winning scores.
Votapek and Franzen
each recorded assists on the play for NKU, which extended its winning
streak to nine games and improved to 13-2 overall,
10-1 in the Great Lakes Valley Conference. The Norse can clinch
the No. 1 seed in the upcoming GLVC Tournament with one victory
in their final two games.
with a 19-4 advantage in shot attempts and a 9-1 edge in corner
kicks, NKU could not shake Quincy (5-9-2, 2-7-2 GLVC) during regulation.
Quincy played NKU to a scoreless first half, and the Lady Hawks
took a 1-0 lead at the 56:34 mark when Rachel Poepsel blasted a
25-yard shot past Norse goalie Sam Westerling into the back of the
missed on several good scoring opportunities in the second half,
finally tied the game at 1-1 at the 67:53 mark when Votapek took
a lead pass from Katie Hanck and finished with her GLVC-leading
13th goal. Hanck played a free kick into the box to set up Votapek,
who chipped the ball into the net.
Votapek scores a goal Sunday
with 12 saves for Quincy, which is
now 1-1-9 in the all-time series against NKU. The Lady Hawks have
not beaten the Norse since 1997.
NKU is ranked 13th nationally
in the latest NCAA Division II poll. The Norse are also No. 1 in
the latest NCAA Division II Great Lakes Region rankings, which were
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. Grand Valley State
- which was ranked No. 2 in the poll last week - dropped a 1-0 decision
at Ashland on Sunday, strengthening NKU’s hold onto the top
a 45-1-4 record against GLVC opponents at the Town & Country
Sports Complex since moving its home games to the Wilder facility
NKU will play a road
contest at Saint Joseph’s at 6 p.m. Friday. The Norse conclude
the regular season next Sunday with a road game at Indianapolis.
NKU has clinched a home
game in the first round of the GLVC Tournament, which begins Oct.
30. If the Norse claim the No. 1 seed, they will play host to the
No. 8 seed on Oct. 30 at the Town & Country Sports Complex.