Ky. - As is usually the case when Northern Kentucky University and
Quincy meet in women’s soccer, one team will be attempting
to protect its national ranking in the NCAA Division II poll.
past years, it is Quincy - ranked 12th nationally - which is featured
in the latest poll. NKU, meanwhile, will attempt to climb back into
the rankings by knocking off Quincy on the road on Friday night.
The Norse dropped
out of the national poll after an upset loss to Indianapolis last
week. NKU entered that game ranked No. 11 in the NCAA Division II
poll, but a 2-1 setback to the Greyhounds was enough to knock the
Norse out of this week’s poll.
Quincy is 5-0
overall, 2-0 in the Great Lakes Valley Conference. NKU enters Friday
3-1 overall, 1-1 in the GLVC.
NKU owns a 9-1-1
lead in the all-time series with Quincy. The Lady Hawks have not
defeated the Norse since 1997, when NKU fielded women’s soccer
for a varsity sport for the first time.
A year ago,
NKU pulled out a 2-1 overtime win over Quincy at Wilder, Ky. Alex
Armstrong’s goal in the second overtime gave NKU the victory.
leads NKU in scoring with three goals. Amy Law has a goal and two
assists, while freshman goalie Jenna Kramer has 0.50 goals against
average and three shutouts.
In the men’s
game, NKU (3-1 overall, 1-1 GLVC) meets a winless (0-4 overall,
0-2 GLVC) Quincy team. The Hawks have scored just one goal in four
games this season and allow an average of 2.00 goals per contest.
A year ago,
Quincy posted a 3-0 win over NKU at Wilder, Ky.
On Sunday, NKU
will meet No. 11 Southern Illinois at Edwardsville at 3:30 p.m.
The Cougars advanced to the NCAA Division II Final Four last season
and are 31-0-4 against GLVC teams during their last 35 games.