Aug. 31, 2000
NKU HOSTS TOURNAMENT THIS WEEKEND
Norse to face unbeaten Nebraska-Omaha (2-0) on Friday
HIGHLAND HEIGHTS, Ky. - The Northern Kentucky University womens soccer team will play host to the University of Nebraska-Omaha at 8 p.m. this Friday in the first round of the NKU Soccer Classic at Town & Country Sports Complex in Wilder, Ky.
On Sunday at noon, NKU will play Lincoln Memorial in the final match of the tournament. The University of Findlay - which will play Lincoln Memorial at 6 p.m. on Friday - also meets Nebraska-Omaha at 10 a.m. on Sunday.
NKU, now 1-1 and ranked No. 4 nationally in the Division II preseason poll, dropped a 5-3 decision at the University of Missouri-Rolla last Sunday. The Norse jumped out to a 2-0 lead on goals by Denise Kunz and Kendra Zinser in the first nine minutes of that match.
UMRs Denise McMillan, however, scored three goals as the Lady Miners rallied to upset fourth-ranked NKU. The five goals surrendered by NKU were the most since the 1997 season, when Lewis handed the Norse a 5-0 loss in the program's second varsity match.
Nebraska-Omaha enters the tournament with a 2-0 record, including a 3-0 win over Great Lakes Valley Conference power Southern Illinois at Edwardsville. NKU and Nebraska-Omaha have never met in womens soccer.
IMPRESSIVE DEBUT: Sophomore midfielder Bessie Black scored two goals in her NKU debut last Saturday during the Norses 7-1 victory over Minnesota State.
OFF TO A FAST START: NKU junior midfielder Tricia Ruark scored three goals and had two assists during the two matches last weekend. Freshman forward Kendra Zinser scored two goals last weekend.