WEEKEND ROUNDUP: Volleyball splits weekend matches


Matt Sexton

Taylor Snyder (11), Mel Stewart (1) and Lauren Hurley (6). Stewart was named Horizon League defensive player of the week Monday by the conference.

The NKU volleyball team split a pair of five-set Horizon League matches this weekend.

Saturday, the Norse defeated Green Bay 24-26, 26-24, 25-21, 20-25, 15-10.

Haley Libs, who was honored Monday as Horizon League offensive player of the week, had 23 kills and seven digs to lead the Norse.

Keely Creamer added 18 kills. Jayden Julian had 13 kills and 10 digs, while Kelly Turner had 11 kills.

Mel Stewart, who was named Horizon League defensive player of the week Monday, had 24 digs to lead NKU. Lauren Hurley added 16 digs. Taylor Snyder had 63 assists and 14 digs.

Friday, the Norse lost a heartbreaker to Milwaukee, 24-26, 25-10, 22-25, 25-16, 25-10.

Libs led the way once again with 22 kills and 10 digs. Keyaira Lankheit added 11 kills. 

Stewart had 21 digs to pace the Norse. Julian added 11 digs. Snyder added 44 assists and nine digs.

NKU has three regular season matches remaining, all on the road and all against Horizon League opponents. They play at Youngstown State 5 p.m. Saturday, at Cleveland State 7 p.m. Nov. 10 and at Oakland 4 p.m. Nov. 14.

If NKU finishes in the top six in the league, they will qualify for the Horizon League tournament.

Cross country wraps up season at Horizon League meet

The men’s cross country team was sixth and the women seventh at the Horizon League championship Saturday in Cedarville, Ohio.

Andrew Schille was the top NKU runner, finishing fourth in 24:57.54. He earned freshman of the year honors and first team, all-conference for his efforts.

Oakland won the Horizon League race with 45 points, followed by Youngstown State (46) and UIC (87). NKU finished with 124 points.

On the women’s side, the Norse finished seventh with 171 points. Kelly Burrows was the top NKU finisher, placing 16th in 22:52.29.

Oakland also won the women’s title with 32 points. UIC (93) and Wright State (98) were second and third.