Sports briefs

Men’s and Women’s Cross-Country

The men’s and women’s cross-country teams took part in the Hanover Invitational last weekend.

The men, led by sophomore Greaham Niemer, finished twelfth in the event with 334 points. Niemer, came in 46th place with a time of 27:46. Junior Doug Fulmer finished 64th with a time of 28:10.

On the women’s side, sophomore Tracy Inman placed 19th overall with a time of 19:31. She was followed by teammate Anna Moore who finished 39th with a time of 20:10.

Men’s Soccer

NKU dropped their record to 1-2 on the season after they fell 4-0 to Ashland on Saturday.

Ashland spread its offense evenly, getting all four of their goals from different players. NKU goallies Michael Braun, Tony Kelly and Steve Tabar combined to save 15 of Ashland’s 19 shots in the game.


NKU took part in the Findlay University Invitational last weekend and came out with three wins and one loss.

In the first match on Friday, NKU met up with regional opponent Northwood, defeating them 3-1. The Norse were led by Kristin Koralewski and Cammi Welter who each recorded double-doubles in the victoy. Koralewski finished with 14 kills and 18 digs, while Welter pitched in with 14 kills and 15 digs. The victory avenges a 3-0 loss to Northwood a year ago.

In their only defeat in the tournament, NKU lost to tournament host Findlay 3-1 in thesecond match, Friday.

Koralewski, Welter, and Nicole Salisbury all finished with double-doubles in the match, but it wasn’t enough to fend off their fifth loss of the season.

On Saturday NKU met up with Lake Superior St. in their third match of the tournament, and walked away with a 3-1 victory.

In the final meeting of the tournament, NKU dropped the first game 29-31 to Hillsdale, but the Norse came roaring back winning three consecutive games, to take the 3-1 victory.

The Norse finish the tourney with a 3-1 record, running their overall record to 3-5.