Nov. 7, 2004

UW-PARKSIDE REPEATS AS GLVC CHAMPS

Rangers defeat Norse, 1-0, for GLVC Tournament title

KENOSHA, Wis. - Jessica Dubois’ goal at the 70:19 mark snapped a scoreless tie and gave the University of Wisconsin-Parkside a 1-0 win over Northern Kentucky University in the championship game of the Great Lakes Valley Conference Tournament on Sunday.

Dubois scored the goal after a corner kick from Allison Wild to give the top-seeded Rangers a 1-0 lead. Wisconsin-Parkside (17-1) finished with a 24-4 advantage in shot attempts and captured the GLVC Tournament title for the second straight year.

Lauren Piening finished with 10 saves in 90 minutes of action for third-seeded NKU, which dropped to 15-4-1. Wisconsin-Parkside’s Abbigale Wild recorded the shutout and posted three saves.

NKU, which won five consecutive GLVC championships from 1998-2002, is now 17-1-1 all-time in the GLVC Tournament. A year ago, Wisconsin-Parkside ended NKU’s five-year reign as GLVC Tournament champion by edging the Norse in a penalty-kick shootout at Wilder, Ky.

NKU is currently ranked third in the NCAA Division II Great Lakes Region poll. The top four teams in those rankings will advance to the NCAA Division II Tournament.

Pairings for the NCAA Division II Tournament will be announced on Monday. NKU is looking for its sixth consecutive berth in the NCAA Tournament.

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Lauren Piening