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Lowery goal puts Cardinals in NWAC Final Four


Cardinals sophomore forward Meg Lowery scored a goal in the 90th minute of the NWAC Quarter-final match against the Clark College Penguins giving the NIC a 2-1 win and sending the Cardinals to the NWAC Final Four this coming weekend at the Starfire Soccer Complex in Tukwila, Wash.

The Penguins started the scoring 14 minutes into the game after NIC defender Jessica Scott committed a foul in the penalty area resulting in a penalty kick for Clark. Later in the first half Jocelyn Cook-Cox tied the game when she sent a cross from Sterling Healy into the net with a volley.

The second half was a battle with both teams getting close, but excellent play by defenders or a timely save by NIC keeper Tiegan Horton keeping the game tied. The game looked like it was headed to overtime when Scott hit a long pass into the penalty area where it was found by Lowery who was even with the right post. Lowery flicked the ball backward and it found the back of the net inside the far post. Just after the goal the referee indicated there was going to be 3 minutes of stoppage time added. It was a tense 3 minutes with Clark sending extra players forward at every chance, but the Cardinals held fast through out the added time.

Cardinals Head Coach, Dan Hogan said, "The girls played so well as a team tonight keeping the NWAC's second leading scorer, Molly Joyce, off the scoreboard and finding many ways to create penetration into the back line of Clark."

NIC heads back to the NWAC Final Four for the first time since 2003 when Assistant Coach, Becky Thompson lead the Cardinals to an NWAC championship. North Idaho will play #1 ranked Peninsula College at 12:30 P.M., Friday, November 11th at the Starfire Soccer Complex in Tukwila, Wash. 

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