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Barkei named Horizon League Goalkeeper of the Year

Barkei named Horizon League Goalkeeper of the Year

Christopher Decker, Managing Editor

November 6, 2017


Filed under Game Coverage, Soccer, Sports, Sports Features

NKU goalkeeper Jim Barkei was named Horizon League Goalkeeper of the Year Monday afternoon. The redshirt junior had a .797 save percentage in his first year as a Norse after transferring from Loyola along with a .84 goals against average. Barkei recorded eight shutouts during the regular season, which ran...

Norse fall on senior night to Phoenix in Double OT

Norse fall on senior night to Phoenix in Double OT

Kevin Carey, Reporter

November 3, 2017


Filed under Featured Story, Game Coverage, Soccer, Sports

The Norse fell to the Green Bay Phoenix Friday night at NKU Soccer Stadium 1-0 in double-overtime. The Norse dropped to 7-6-4 on the year and 3-4-2 in the conference. With the loss and a Detroit Mercy victory, NKU fails to reach the Horizon League Tournament. Green Bay secures the first seed with th...

Gallery: Norse fall in Horizon League semi-final

Gallery: Norse fall in Horizon League semi-final

Christopher Decker, Managing Editor

November 2, 2017


Filed under Featured Story, Game Coverage, Soccer, Sports

In a match they seemingly dominated, the NKU women's soccer team fell to IUPUI 3-2 in the Horizon League Tournament semi-final game Thursday afternoon. The Norse season is likely over with the loss while IUPUI moves on to face Milwaukee in the Horizon League championship. "We were relentless in our...

Norse fall to Evansville in final non-conference match

Norse fall to Evansville in final non-conference match

Christopher Decker, Managing Editor

November 1, 2017


Filed under Game Coverage, Soccer, Sports

The NKU men's soccer team fell to Evansville Tuesday night in Evansville. The Norse fall to 7-5-4 on the season while Evansville improves to 9-8-1 on the season.  Evansville shot 12 times and put seven shots on goal while the Norse shot just six times and put two shots on goal. Ian McGrath scored hi...

Gruelle’s grittiness leads to success in orthodontia and coaching

Gruelle’s grittiness leads to success in orthodontia and coaching

Tommy Bailey, Video Editor

November 1, 2017


Filed under Featured Story, Soccer, Sports, Sports Features

Within Terry Gruelle’s schedule two unlikely fields merge: soccer and orthodontia. Since 1999, he’s been both an assistant coach for NKU women’s soccer team and a world renowned orthodontist.    “We are the top one percent of Invisalign providers in the entire world. You have a little Great...

Women’s soccer to play IUPUI in semi-final match

Women’s soccer to play IUPUI in semi-final match

Christopher Decker, Managing Editor

October 30, 2017


Filed under Game Coverage, Soccer, Sports

It took two overtime periods and penalty kicks, but the NKU women's soccer team now knows who they will be playing Thursday. The third seeded IUPUI Jaguars defeated sixth seeded Cleveland State in PK's Monday night to move onto the semi-final game against second seeded NKU on Thursday at 4 p.m. in M...

Hamblin named Horizon League Player of the Year

Hamblin named Horizon League Player of the Year

Christopher Decker, Sports Editor

October 30, 2017


Filed under Featured Story, Soccer, Sports, Sports Features

For the third straight year, Macy Hamblin has been named Horizon League Player of the Year. The senior forward tied for the league lead in goals scored (10) and lead the league in points per match (1.64) and goals per match (.74) despite missing two games of the season due to injury. Related: Hamblin's offensive prow...

Norse clinch second seed in Horizon League tournament

Norse clinch second seed in Horizon League tournament

Christopher Decker, Managing Editor

October 28, 2017


Filed under Game Coverage, Soccer, Sports

The NKU women's soccer team and IUPUI played to a 1-1 draw in the final regular season game of the season Friday night in Indianapolis. The Norse record stands at 9-5-2 and 6-1-2 in Horizon League play while IUPUI is 13-5-1 on the season and 6-2-1 in league play. Neither team scored until the final...

International talent jumpstarts Norse rebuilding process

International talent jumpstarts Norse rebuilding process

Kevin Carey, Reporter

October 25, 2017


Filed under Featured Story, Soccer, Sports, Sports Features

Currently sitting at 6-4-4, the NKU Men’s Soccer team is on pace for a record year. With a new coach at the helm and nearly half the team made up of international students, the Norse have accumulated five more wins than last season and are only two wins shy of the 2015 season. With half the team ...

GALLERY: Vikings spoil Norse senior night

GALLERY: Vikings spoil Norse senior night

Christopher Decker, Managing Editor

October 21, 2017


Filed under Featured Story, Game Coverage, Soccer, Sports

The Northern Kentucky women's soccer team fell to Cleveland State 1-0 on senior night at the NKU Soccer Stadium Saturday night.  The loss is the first loss the Norse have suffered in league play this season and are now 6-1-1 in league play while Cleveland State improves to 5-3 in Horizon League pl...

Norse move into first place in Horizon League

Norse move into first place in Horizon League

Christopher Decker, Managing Editor

October 19, 2017


Filed under Game Coverage, Soccer, Sports

The Northern Kentucky women's soccer team defeated Oakland 3-0 Wednesday night in Oakland. The Norse improve to 9-4-1 and 6-0-1 in the Horizon League while the Grizzlies fall to 2-13-1 and 2-5 in league play. With the victory and a 6-0 Milwaukee victory over previous league leader IUPUI, NKU is now in...

Norse battle Flames to 0-0 draw

Norse battle Flames to 0-0 draw

Christopher Decker, Managing Editor

October 14, 2017


Filed under Featured Story, Game Coverage, Soccer, Sports

The NKU and UIC men's soccer teams played to a 0-0 double overtime draw on Saturday afternoon at the NKU Soccer Stadium. "Really proud of the guys," head coach Stu Riddle said. "Here's a team that won the league last year and we fought them to the death. We could have snatched it at the end but they ...

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