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Norse season ends in loss to Cleveland State

Norse season ends in loss to Cleveland State

Michael Canizales, Reporter

November 20, 2017


Filed under Game Coverage, Sports, Volleyball

The Northern Kentucky University volleyball season came to an end Saturday after losing to the number one seeded Cleveland State Vikings in the semi-finals of the Horizon League Tournament 3-1 (25-23,25-15,19-25,25-19) at Woodling Gymnasium. The Norse (12-15 overall, 7-9 Horizon) were led by First Team All-League H...

Norse upset Jaguars; advance to face Cleveland State

Norse upset Jaguars; advance to face Cleveland State

Christopher Decker, Managing Editor

November 17, 2017


Filed under Game Coverage, Sports, Volleyball

The sixth seeded NKU volleyball team defeated the three seeded IUPUI 3-1 (25-18, 23-25, 25-18, 25-19) in the quarterfinals of the Horizon League tournament on Friday.  NKU recorded 60 kills in the match while the Jaguars could only kill 48 balls. The Norse also had a .195 hitting percentage while IUP...

Preview: Norse will look to lone senior for leadership

Preview: Norse will look to lone senior for leadership

Austin Elmore, Reporter

November 8, 2017


Filed under Featured Story, Game Coverage, Sports, Sports Features, Women's Basketball

After going 9-22 in her first season as head coach of the NKU women’s basketball team, Camryn Whitaker is looking to improve, but it won’t be easy. “We’ve got five sophomores and seven freshmen, so the makeup of our team right now is so different.” Whitaker said. Of the 13 Norse on the r...

Barkei named Horizon League Goalkeeper of the Year

Barkei named Horizon League Goalkeeper of the Year

Christopher Decker, Managing Editor

November 6, 2017


Filed under Game Coverage, Soccer, Sports, Sports Features

NKU goalkeeper Jim Barkei was named Horizon League Goalkeeper of the Year Monday afternoon. The redshirt junior had a .797 save percentage in his first year as a Norse after transferring from Loyola along with a .84 goals against average. Barkei recorded eight shutouts during the regular season, which ran...

Norse fall on senior night to Phoenix in Double OT

Norse fall on senior night to Phoenix in Double OT

Kevin Carey, Reporter

November 3, 2017


Filed under Featured Story, Game Coverage, Soccer, Sports

The Norse fell to the Green Bay Phoenix Friday night at NKU Soccer Stadium 1-0 in double-overtime. The Norse dropped to 7-6-4 on the year and 3-4-2 in the conference. With the loss and a Detroit Mercy victory, NKU fails to reach the Horizon League Tournament. Green Bay secures the first seed with th...

Gallery: Norse fall in Horizon League semi-final

Gallery: Norse fall in Horizon League semi-final

Christopher Decker, Managing Editor

November 2, 2017


Filed under Featured Story, Game Coverage, Soccer, Sports

In a match they seemingly dominated, the NKU women's soccer team fell to IUPUI 3-2 in the Horizon League Tournament semi-final game Thursday afternoon. The Norse season is likely over with the loss while IUPUI moves on to face Milwaukee in the Horizon League championship. "We were relentless in our...

Women’s soccer to play IUPUI in semi-final match

Women’s soccer to play IUPUI in semi-final match

Christopher Decker, Managing Editor

October 30, 2017


Filed under Game Coverage, Soccer, Sports

It took two overtime periods and penalty kicks, but the NKU women's soccer team now knows who they will be playing Thursday. The third seeded IUPUI Jaguars defeated sixth seeded Cleveland State in PK's Monday night to move onto the semi-final game against second seeded NKU on Thursday at 4 p.m. in M...

Norse clinch second seed in Horizon League tournament

Norse clinch second seed in Horizon League tournament

Christopher Decker, Managing Editor

October 28, 2017


Filed under Game Coverage, Soccer, Sports

The NKU women's soccer team and IUPUI played to a 1-1 draw in the final regular season game of the season Friday night in Indianapolis. The Norse record stands at 9-5-2 and 6-1-2 in Horizon League play while IUPUI is 13-5-1 on the season and 6-2-1 in league play. Neither team scored until the final...

Libs hits career milestone as Norse fall to Golden Grizzlies

Libs hits career milestone as Norse fall to Golden Grizzlies

Kevin Carey, Reporter

October 28, 2017


Filed under Featured Story, Game Coverage, Sports, Volleyball

The NKU volleyball team battled Horizon League foe the Oakland Golden Grizzlies Friday night at Regents Hall. The Norse suffered their second-straight loss 3-1 and falling to 9-11 on the year and 5-6 in conference play. NKU also took the time to recognize junior Haley Libs as she reached 1,000 career ki...

GALLERY: Vikings spoil Norse senior night

GALLERY: Vikings spoil Norse senior night

Christopher Decker, Managing Editor

October 21, 2017


Filed under Featured Story, Game Coverage, Soccer, Sports

The Northern Kentucky women's soccer team fell to Cleveland State 1-0 on senior night at the NKU Soccer Stadium Saturday night.  The loss is the first loss the Norse have suffered in league play this season and are now 6-1-1 in league play while Cleveland State improves to 5-3 in Horizon League pl...

Norse move into first place in Horizon League

Norse move into first place in Horizon League

Christopher Decker, Managing Editor

October 19, 2017


Filed under Game Coverage, Soccer, Sports

The Northern Kentucky women's soccer team defeated Oakland 3-0 Wednesday night in Oakland. The Norse improve to 9-4-1 and 6-0-1 in the Horizon League while the Grizzlies fall to 2-13-1 and 2-5 in league play. With the victory and a 6-0 Milwaukee victory over previous league leader IUPUI, NKU is now in...

Crawford, Terrill lead Norse to tournament victory

Crawford, Terrill lead Norse to tournament victory

Michael Canizales, Contributor

September 5, 2017


Filed under Game Coverage, Sports, Volleyball

Sophomore outside hitter Laura Crawford earned tournament MVP honors and Horizon League Offensive Player of the Week after leading the Norse to the Duquesne Invitational title with victories over Robert Morris, Duquesne and Canisius college last weekend at the A.J. Palumbo Center. Freshman libero Ash...

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