- It took two overtimes and penalty kicks to decide it, but Indianapolis
advanced to the Great Lakes Valley Conference Tournament semifinals
after playing to a scoreless tie with Northern Kentucky University
After 110 minutes
of action could not determine a winner, the game was decided by
a penalty-kick shootout. Indianapolis prevailed by a 5-4 score in
the shootout, eliminating NKU from the GLVC Tournament and ending
the Norse’s seven-year streak of NCAA Division II Tournament
Going into Sunday,
NKU had never been eliminated in the first round of the GLVC Tournament.
The Norse won GLVC Tournament titles in 1998, ’99, 2000, ’01,
02 and ’05. NKU also advanced to the championship game in
2003 and ’04.
gave Indianapolis a 5-4 lead in the shootout by finding the back
of the net with a kick. NKU had a final chance, but Hope Zinser's
shot sailed high over the crossbar and Indianapolis (14-4-1) advanced
to the GLVC semifinals.
had several chances in regulation and overtime, but the Norse could
not find the back of the net. In the closing seconds of the first
half, NKU's Brandi Doss squirted free on a breakaway, but Indianapolis
goalie Abby Tracy was there to stop the shot from point-blank range.
went to sudden-death overtime, and NKU had two excellent chances
at winning in the extra minutes. Jayme Light broke free six minutes
into the overtime, but Tracy stopped the shot to keep the contest
Later in overtime,
a shot by Light went past Tracy, but Melissa Sherman raced down
the ball headed for the back of the net, controlled it and cleared
it just shy of the goal line. Sherman’s play allowed Indianapolis
to survive overtime and force the shootout.
season, Indianapolis posted a 2-1 win over NKU at Wilder, Ky.