Sports Briefs

Norse escape Greyhounds 2-1

Claiming a 2-1 victory over their visiting opponent Indianapolis on October 26, the Northern Kentucky Men’s Soccer team is ranked 11th nationally.

It was also senior night for the Norse as they honored four amazing players. Eric Ashworth, Jim Delaney, Dustin Downey, and Tony Ray were recognized along with their parents before Sunday’s matchup for their great achievements in being apart of one of the nation’s top teams.

Steven Beattie and Braden Bishop each scored a goal during the game to gain the Norse’s win. Beattie scored his goal at the 26:52 mark, making this his 17th goal of the season while Bishop scored his goal at the 59:37 mark making that his 6th goal of the season.

NKU will play host to Missouri S’T Nov. 2 at 2:30 p.m. in the first round of the GLVC Tournament at the Town ‘ Country Sports Complex in Wilder.

Volleyball split weekend matches

NKU (23-6) had a tough weekend as they went 1-1 in two days. They first played against Saint Joseph’s (10-14), claiming a win over the visiting opponent in a four game victory. The scores of the four games were 25-14, 25-12, 18-25, and 25-18. Sophomore middle hitter Kim Nemcek recorded 14 kills, both senior right-side hitters Kristina Eisenmenger and Kelsey Wesaw had 13 kills and 10 kills, senior setter Natalie Forbes had 39 assists, and sophomore libro Chelsea Clark had 11 digs and three aces to secure NKU’s big win.

It was a whole different story the next day though, as the Norse took a loss to visiting opponent Indianapolis (23-7) with the scores 18-25, 22-25, 25-20, and 21-25. Eisenmenger had 19 kills, Wesaw had 11 kills, freshman outside hitter Noelle Peterson had 10 kills, Forbes had 44 assists and eight digs, and Clark had 14 digs.

The Norse will take on Kentucky Wesleyan when they visit Regents Hall Nov. 1 at 3pm.

Runners have strong showing at GLVC

Both the men and women’s cross country teams pulled out an excellent weekend at the Great Lakes Valley Conference Championships. The men placed 2nd out of 10 teams while the women placed 3rd out of 10.

The Norse will travel to Katke Golf Course in Big Rapids, Mich. Nov. 8 for the NCAA Regional Championships. The first race is set for 10 a.m.