Mason managed three shots on goal against the Rangers, but
couldn't touch the twine as the Norse fell, 1-0, to Wisconsin-Parkside.
By Mike Anderson, NKU Sports Information
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KENOSHA, Wis. – The Northern Kentucky University women’s
soccer team saw its season come on an end on Sunday after dropping
a 1-0 decision at Wisconsin-Parkside in the NCAA Division II Tournament.
marked the third time the Norse (16-4) lost to the Rangers this
season. NKU’s only other loss was a 1-0 defeat at Rockhurst
on Sept. 28.
UW-Parkside picked up the difference maker in the 27th
minute, when Meredith Novak notched her 15th goal of the season
Amanda VandenAvond and Caitlin Moon. Novak scored goals in each
of the three meetings between the Rangers and Norse in 2008.
Norse were outshot overall in the race, 10-7, but edged the Rangers
in shots on goal by a 7-4 margin. Despite that, Ranger
Cassie Glodowski was on point, making seven saves for the shutout
The loss ends
first run at the NCAA Tournament since 2005 and eighth overall.
The last time the Norse advanced
of the regional was 2003, when NKU fell to Nebraska-Omaha in the
NKU head coach Bob Sheehan finished the
season having notched his 200th career win on Friday against Rockhurst.
He owns a
career record of 200-47-13, maintaining his winning percentage
him among the top 10 active coaches in Division II.
the second time since joining the Great Lakes Valley Conference
that UW-Parkside has advanced to the round of
16. In 2004, the
Rangers defeated Grand Valley State, 1-0, in the opening
round of the tournament
before falling to Ashland by the same score.