Northern Kentucky 3, Detroit Mercy 2
Milwaukee 1, Oakland 0
Late Goals Send Milwaukee and Northern Kentucky to Women's Soccer Title Game
Milwaukee, Wis. – Thursday's two 2016 Horizon League Women’s Soccer semifinal games followed similar scripts as both top-seeded Milwaukee and third-seeded Northern Kentucky registered go-ahead goals within the closing 10 minutes of regulation to earn their spots in Saturday's championship.
The regular-season champion Panthers (13-4-2), put up a total of 19 shots, but did not see the back of the net until the 85th minute in Thursday’s semifinal game against No. 4 Oakland (9-10-1), to a earn 1-0 victory over the defending Horizon League champions. Meanwhile, the Norse (12-6-1) tallied 15 shots throughout the match, resulting in three goals coming in the second half, including the game winner in the 84th minute, after trailing No. 2 Detroit Mercy (10-7-2), 2-0.
As a result from Thursday’s semifinal wins, Milwaukee and Northern Kentucky will meet on Saturday, Nov. 5, at 7:00 p.m. ET in the 2016 Horizon League Women's Soccer championship game. The Panthers and Norse will meet for the second time this season as Milwaukee recorded a 1-0 road win on over NKU on September 24. The winner will earn a trip to the first round of the NCAA tournament.
The Horizon League Women’s Soccer Championship page contains results, recaps, links and information on outcomes throughout the tournament. Fans can also follow the action on the Horizon League’s schedule page or on the Women’s Soccer landing page. Follow the championship on social media through the Horizon League’s Facebook, Instagram or Twitter, using the hashtag #HLWSOC.