Sports Briefs

Women’s Soccer loses to Rockhurst

The Norse Women’s Soccer team lost to Rockhurst 1-0 Sept. 28 in Kansas City, Mo.

The loss spoiled the weekend road trip for the lady Norse who defeated defending Great Lakes Valley Conference champion Drury 3-1 on Sept. 26 in Springfield, Mo.

The game was scoreless until Rockhurst’s Danielle Boyce lined a shot past Angela Healy from 20-yards away in the 71st minute to put the Hawks (7-1-1, 4-0-1 in GLVC) on top for good.

The loss is the second for the Norse this season and brings their overall record to 6-2, 3-2 in the Great Lakes Valley Conference.

Both teams were held to three shots on goal and nine shots total. Senior Angela Healy had two saves as goalkeeper. Amanda Mason and Kendall Day were the only Norse players to have a shot on goal, finishing with two and one respectively.

The women Norse play their next game Oct. 1 at 7:00 pm at Ashland (5-5, 2-3 in Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference.) Ashland is also coming off a 0-1 conference loss.

Volleyball defeat sweep past Glenville, Urbana

The Northern Kentucky University volleyball team improved to 15-3 overall, after defeating two non-conference opponents-Glenville State and Urbana – in Regents Hall on Sept. 27.

In the first match, NKU defeated Glenville State by score of 25-9, 25-15 and 25-12, and attacked at a .547 hitting percentage for the match.

Kim Nemcek led the Norse with a .615 hitting percentage, while recording nine kills, and Kristina Eisenmenger added with eight kills and had a .500 hitting percentage for the match.

Noelle Peterson added six kills, while having a .455 hitting percentage, and contributing three of the 10 total aces NKU served up for the match.

Natalie Forbes led the Norse in aces, serving four for the match.

In the second match, the Norse continued their winning streak, defeating Urbana by scores of 25-7, 25-20 and 25-7.

The Norse held the Blue Knights to a .016 hitting percentage for the match, led by Eisenmenger, who had a .636 percentage and posted 15 kills to improve to 1,480 career kills.

Kelsey Wesaw added a team-high 16 kills and had a .522 hitting percentage and Nemcek contributed eight kills, while having a .500 percentage.

Next, the Norse will host Great Lakes Vally Conference West Divison leader, Missouri-St. Lewis, at Regents Hall 7p.m. on Oct. 2.

Men’s Cross-Country races to sixth place finish

The NKU Men’s Cross-Country team ran to a sixth place finish at the 36th annual Seal Earl Lakefront Invitational in Chicago.

All seven runners for the Norse finished within a minute and 18 second span.

Sophomore Drew Harris placed 13th in the race with a time of 25:17, a personal best for Harris, according to the NKU Sports Information Web site.

Next, the runners will head to Louisville for the Greater Louisville Classic., at 10 a.m. Oct. 4.