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Women win Lewis Aviator Classic

The Northern Kentucky University Women’s Golf team is coming along at the end of the season as the Lady Norse won the Lewis Aviator Classic, edging out the Screaming Eagles of Southern Indiana by five strokes, April 21 at the Prairie Bluff Golf Course in Lockport, Ill.

NKU finished with a team overall stroke total of 625 in the two-round event, compiling its first team victory of the spring season.

Senior Alicia Lawrence led the way for the Lady Norse, shooting a 153 in the tournament and finishing third overall individually. Southern Indiana golfer Jess Dooley was the overall winner shooting a 145 in the match.

Next for the Lady Norse is the Great Lakes Valley Conference Championship at the Kokopelli Golf Course in Marion, Ill. April 25-27.

Men’s golf finish fifth at Great Lakes Regional No. 3

The NKU Men’s Golf team finished the Great Lakes Regional with a total score of 598, finishing 20 strokes behind Grand Valley State (578) April 21, at the Purgatory Golf Course in Noblesville, Ind.

Norse freshman Jim Akerstrom shot a 147 in the two-day event, placing sixth individually at regionals.

Next for NKU is the qualifying meet for the national tournament, the NCAA Great Lakes/Central Super Regional, May 5-7 at the Red Hawk Run Golf Course in Findlay, Ohio.

Women’s tennis dominates St. Joe’s

The NKU Women’s Tennis team put the slam on the St. Joseph’s Pumas defeating them 7-0 April 19 at the Joyce E. Yeager Complex.

Freshman’s Patricia Brink and Kristen Sunday both won their singles flights in shutout fashion.

The Lady Norse (15-3, 10-1 in the GLVC) next will go to the GLVC Tournament April 25 in Indianapolis.

Men’s tennis heads to tournament

The NKU Men’s Tennis team stamped its name onto the GLVC Tournament April 19 with a 7-2 win over St. Joseph’s at the Joyce E. Yeager Complex.

Junior Fritz Dlabik dominated his opponent Brandon Ward, 6-0 and 6-1.

Juniors Michael Volkov and Jon Raley won the tiebreaker over Kris McNeary and James Smith by a score of 7-3.

Next for the Norse is the quarterfinal match with Drury in the GLVC Tournament April 25 in Indianapolis.

Softball team falters on latest road trip

The NKU Softball team lost three of four weekend games April 19, 20. The team split a two-game set against Drury University and lost both games of a two-game set against the University of Rockhurst.

The team’s record sits at 18-24 overall and 7-13 in the GLVC with six games remaining in the regular season. The GLVC tournament runs from May 1-3.

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