Sports briefs

Women’s Soccer defeats Missouri S’T 6-1

Northern Kentucky University (5-1) Women’s Soccer team has improved nationally, now ranked 20th. But that came after their big 6-1 victory over Missouri S’T (3-3-1) Sunday Sept. 21 in Wilder at the Town and Country Sports Complex.

Senior Lauren Franzen and freshman Kelly Sullivan both scored two goals while sophomore Kara Costello and freshman Jessica Page each had one. Senior goalie Angela Healy only allowed Missouri one goal, but made up for it with three saves.

The Norse will be in action again when they take on Drury at 6 p.m. Sept. 26 in Springfield, Mo.

Volleyball hands Pumas a loss

Once again NKU’s Volleyball team (10-3) has come out strong, defeating Saint Joseph’s (6-6) in three sets.

Helping lead the team to their 10th victory was senior right-side hitter Kristina Eisenmenger, who had nine kills during the game.

Sophomore middle hitter Kim Nemcek was right behind her with eight kills and upcoming freshman outside hitter Sarah Drennen collected seven kills and three aces.

The last time Saint Joseph’s beat NKU was Nov. 3, 2000, when the Pumas pulled out a five-set win over the Norse at Rensselaer, Ind. Since then, the Norse have beat Saint Joseph’s 15 consecutive times and now NKU is 34-5 for their all time record playing against the Pumas.

The Norse will travel to play against Southern Indiana in Evansville, Ind. at 8 p.m. Sept. 26 Then NKU comes home playing Glenville State at noon and Urbana at 4 p.m. Sept. 27 at Regents Hall.

Tennis sweeps past Charleston, Wilmington 9-0

The Northern Kentucky University Men’s tennis team played two matches Sept. 20 against University of Charleston (WV) and Wilmington, claiming 9-0 victories in both matches.

In the first game against Charleston, NKU seniors Fritz Dlabik and Jason Kramer kicked off the doubles flight of the match with an 8-0 win. Lee Lonegran and Tyler Fraiser, both of whom are Norse freshmen, won the second set of the doubles flight by an 8-3 margin; and in the third set senior Josh Fudala paired up with freshman Eric Weaver for another 8-0 win.

The Norse also dominated the singles flight of the match, winning five of their six match-ups in only two sets. Weaver played three sets, losing his first by a score of 4-6 and then winning the final two sets 6-1 and 6-4, respectively.

In the second match, against Wilmington, the Norse maintained their momentum, winning all six games of the singles flight in two sets and winning the doubles flight by scores of 8-3, 8-2 and 8-0.

“The freshman played very well,” Crawford said. “We’re going to have numerous others that will become eligible in January and that will just strengthen us even more as a team.”