Sports brief


NKU’s women volleyball had a rough start to their season as they opened up with four consecutive losses in the University of North Florida Labor Day Classic, last weekend. The Norse fell to North Dakota 3-1, Tampa 3-0, North Florida 3-0 and Barry (Fla.) 3-0. In the opener versus North Dakota, theNorse managed to compile just a .179 hitting percentage, and were outscored 18-6 in blocks for the match. Cammi Welter led NKU with 20 kills in the loss. NKU faced Tampa, who is ranked No. 2 in the nation, in the second match on Friday. NKU was very competitive, as they lost two of the three games by just two points. Welter finished with 15 kills, and freshman starter, Andrea Lanham finished with 73 assists, 22 digs and six service aces in the two matches. On Saturday, NKU met up with tournament host and 20th ranked, North Florida in the first match. NKU couldn’t ever quite pull ahead as they dropped three straight games to the Ospreys. Kristin Koralewski led NKU, with nine kills, four service aces and 11 digs to go along with a .452 hitting percentage. In their final match of the tournament, NKU faced off against the number eight team in the nation, Barry. Although the Norse dropped three straight games, all three were by three points or less. Freshman Andrea Lanham had 40 assists and seven kills to lead the Norse. They will face off against Northwood University on Friday at Findlay University.

Women’s Soccer

NKU’s women’s soccer team opened up it’s season with a 4-0 defeat of Saginaw Valley on Friday. The Norse, who are ranked number three in the nation, limited Saginaw Valley to just one shot the entire game. Sophomore Michelle Kelly scored a goal and had an assist to lead the Norse offense.

Men’s Soccer

Freshman, Chris Thompson scored two goals to pace the NKU offense as they knocked off Findlay University in their season opening game, Saturday. Randy Walters and Nick Rascona tallied a goal a piece in the victory for the Norse. The win was the first for new NKU Head Coach, John Basalyga.