Ky. - When the University of Dayton travels down I-75 to meet Northern
Kentucky University in women’s soccer Tuesday night, it will
mark the first time since 1998 that the Norse have hosted an NCAA
Division I opponent.
ago, Miami (Ohio) played NKU at the Town & Country Sports Complex,
and the Norse rallied for a 5-4 win over the RedHawks. In that 1998
win against Miami, Betsy Moore scored three goals and added two
assists to rally the Division II Norse - who were fielding a varsity
soccer team for just the second year - to the victory.
Since that win
over Miami, NKU has emerged into a perennial national power on the
NCAA Division II scene. The Norse have made seven consecutive trips
to the NCAA Division II Tournament and captured six Great Lakes
Valley Conference championships.
NKU enters Tuesday’s
7:30 p.m. contest with a 4-2 record. Dayton owns a 0-2-3 overall
scored the only goal during NKU’s 1-0 win at Southern Illinois
at Edwardsville on Sunday. Goettelman’s goal came 10 minutes
into the second half off assists from Jayme Light and Amy Law.
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.
NKU in scoring with three goals and an assist. Law and Goettelman
each have a goal and three assists.
NKU will resume
GLVC play at 7:30 p.m. Friday when Missouri-Rolla visits Wilder.
The Norse also play host to Missouri-St. Louis at 2:30 p.m. Sunday.