Ill. - Allison Wilkerson scored on a free kick with 38 seconds remaining
in overtime to give Lewis a 2-1 upset win over Northern Kentucky
University on Sunday afternoon.
An NKU yellow
card at 99:17 set up the free kick opportunity for Lewis. Wilkerson
booted the free ball short of the goal, but the ball bounced over
the head of Norse goalie Kelly Bare and into the back of the net.
It marked the
first time since Sept. 6, 1997, that Lewis had defeated NKU in women's
soccer. The Norse own a 7-2-1 lead in the all-time series with the
to 3-10 overall, 2-7 in the Great Lakes Valley Conference. NKU dropped
to 8-4 overall, 5-4 in the GLVC.
Lewis took a
1-0 lead at the 5:07 mark when Courtney Kettel knocked a shot over
the reach of Bare for her first goal of the season. Jayme Light
countered for NKU when she broke free and shot one past Lewis goalkeeper
Lindsay Frederick at the 16:56 mark for her team-leading eighth
goal of the season.
six saves in the game, while Bare also stopped six shots. The Norse
outshot the Flyers 20-15 and held a 5-3 edge in corner kicks.
NKU will play
host to Rockhurst at 7:30 p.m. Friday at the Town & Country
Sports Complex in Wilder, Ky. The Norse need wins over both Rockhurst
and Drury next weekend to have a shot at hosting a first-round GLVC
Tournament game Oct. 22.
NKU is currently
in seventh place in the GLVC standings, but the Norse can still
finish in the top four by winning out. The top four squads in the
GLVC standings will earn first-round home games in the eight-team
GLVC Tournament field.