Ill. - As its all-time winning percentage (.809) indicates, the
Northern Kentucky University women's soccer team doesn't lose very
often. But when the Norse do suffer a defeat, they certainly know
how to bounce back in a hurry.
Just ask Southern
Illinois at Edwardsville, which played host to NKU on Sunday afternoon,
less than 48 hours after the Norse were knocked off by No. 12 Quincy.
did a bit of everything Sunday as NKU edged SIUE, 1-0, at Korte
Stadium. The junior forward scored the only goal 10 minutes into
the second half off assists from Jayme Light and Amy Law, and she
later was forced to play goalie for the final 7:58 after Norse freshman
keeper Jenna Kramer suffered an injury.
Kramer had collected
12 saves prior to leaving in the 82nd minute of play as SIUE finished
with a 23-10 advantage in shot attempts. The Cougars, however, were
unable to find the back of the net against either Kramer or Goettelman.
The Norse improved
to 4-2 overall, 2-2 in the Great Lakes Valley Conference. NKU has
now beaten SIUE (3-3 overall, 1-2 GLVC) four consecutive times,
including twice last season.
a scoreless first half, NKU struck at the 55:08 mark. Lauren Franzen
started the scoring sequence by playing the ball down the left sideline
to Law, who dribbled into the box and crossed to Light. Goettelman
then received a pass from Light on the right side and finished by
kicking an 8-yard shot past SIUE goalie Kaci Backs to give the Norse
a 1-0 lead.
helped maintain the 1-0 advantage by knocking down a corner kick
by SIUE late in the second half, and the Norse avoided a second
straight GLVC loss. NKU has not lost back-to-back GLVC games since
the 1999 season.
NKU plays host
to the University of Dayton at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Town &
Country Sports Complex in Wilder, Ky. Dayton will be the first Division
I opponent to play NKU in Wilder since 1998, when Miami (Ohio) visited
the Town & Country Sports Complex and suffered a 5-4 loss to
In that 1998
win against Miami (Ohio), Betsy Moore scored three goals and added
two assists to rally NKU to the victory.