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Men’s Soccer: Norse face tough loss against Green Bay, 3-2

Alex Greive (7) reacts on the sideline after the game against Green Bay. Greive had 6 shots on the game and 1 goal. The Norse fell to Green Bay 3-2 on Saturday night.

Sierra Newton, Sports Editor

October 19, 2019

NKU men's soccer team falls to Green Bay 3-2 Saturday evening. The Norse are now 4-8-1 on the season and 2-4 in the Horizon League. The Phoenix advance 4-6-2 and are 3-3 in conference play. 

Men’s Soccer: Alex Greive scored a hat trick in win over UIC

Men's Soccer: Alex Greive scored a hat trick in win over UIC

Sierra Newton, Sports Editor

October 5, 2019

The NKU men’s soccer team wins 3-2 against UIC with help from a record breaking hat trick. The Norse advance to 3-5-1 overall and now 2-2 in the Horizon League. The UIC Flames fall to  8-3 overall and 2-1 in the conference. 

Men’s soccer preview: ‘Get to the playoffs, everything else is extra’

Men’s soccer preview: ‘Get to the playoffs, everything else is extra’

Sierra Newton, Sports Editor

September 5, 2019

After a 10-win season in 2018, and a successful preseason record of one win and one tie to #8 University of Kentucky, the Norse are continuing to build. Their first game of the regular season was on the road against Grand Canyon University; that game ended 3-0 in Grand Canyon’s favor.  “We had a really solid spring where we got some great results at the end,” Head Coach Stu Riddle said. “And we've continued that momentum now through preseason. So, I think we're all cautiously optimistic of what lies ahead for us.”

Men’s soccer dominates Tiffin in exhibition 5-1

Alex Willis (9) fights to shoot during Sunday's Exhibition match against Tiffin. Willis had 2 goals on the game against Tiffin.

Sierra Newton, Sports Editor

August 25, 2019

The men’s soccer team starts the preseason against Tiffin 5-0 on Saturday following a tie 0-0, against #8 University of Kentucky. Four Norse were able to contribute to the scoreboard in the victory. 

Fischer and Lindqvist earn Academic All-District honors

Hannah Fischer (4), Rikard Lindqvist (10)

Mike Canizales, Sports Editor

November 15, 2018

The 2018 Google Cloud Academic All-District men’s and women's soccer team, selected by College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA), was announced recently to recognize the nation's top student-athletes for their combined performances on the field and in the classroom. NKU’s Hannah...

Men’s Soccer: Three players earn Horizon League Postseason Honors

Alex Willis (9), Alex Greive (7), Stian Jorgensen (19)

Mike Canizales, Sports Editor

November 14, 2018

The NKU men's soccer team had three players receive postseason honors last week from the Horizon League as Alex Willis, Alex Greive and Stian Jorgensen were voted by the league’s head coaches to the All-Conference teams. Willis was named Freshman of the Year; and selected to the All-Horizon Lea...

English soccer phenom looks to impress on NKU team

Alex Willis of England has had an impressive start with Norse men's soccer, earning several player of the week nods in just a few months.

Cameron Maynard, Contributor

September 19, 2018

It's hard not to feel excited about 6’0” freshman Alex Willis, whose recent men’s soccer accolades raise hope that he could be a sensation for the team. Willis departed from England and came overseas, choosing to play at Northern Kentucky University.

Norse fall to FC Cincinnati in spring exhibition match

Bastian Beckers (6) exchanges flags with a the FC Cincinnati captain before the game.

Kevin Carey, Assistant Sports Editor

February 28, 2018

The Norse opened up their spring season with a 3-0 loss to FC Cincinnati Tuesday Night at the NKU Soccer Stadium. FC Cincinnati is coming off a trip to the semifinals of the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup last season and a trip to the USL playoffs in the previous two. The last time these two teams met wa...

International talent jumpstarts Norse rebuilding process

Stu Riddle (left) and Calvin Murphy (3) (right) shake hands after the 2-1 victory over Fort Wayne

Kevin Carey, Reporter

October 25, 2017

Currently sitting at 6-4-4, the NKU Men’s Soccer team is on pace for a record year. With a new coach at the helm and nearly half the team made up of international students, the Norse have accumulated five more wins than last season and are only two wins shy of the 2015 season. With half the team ...

Late goal pushes Grizzlies past Norse

Wlademir Babaew (4) rests after time expires in the game against Oakland

Christopher Decker, Managing Editor

October 7, 2017

The NKU men's soccer team fell to Oakland Saturday afternoon 2-1 at the NKU Soccer Stadium. The game was moved from a 7 p.m. start time to a 4:30 p.m. start time due to potential threat of thunderstorms in the Northern Kentucky area. The Norse fall to 6-3-3 on the season and 2-2-1 in league play wh...

Born to Play: Wlademir Babaew’s Journey to NKU

Wlademir Babaew (4) looks for a player to pass to in the game against Fort Wayne

Kelly Salerno, Reporter

October 4, 2017

Wlademir Babaew, an NKU men’s soccer team member, has brought his athletic prowess overseas; born in Russia, his family later moved to Germany before he eventually came to the United States. A sophomore defender, Babaew began the game at the age of four as a child in Russia and realized his passion ...

Norse draw Marshall 2-2

NKU Men's Soccer coaching staff plans before the first overtime period in the game against Marshall

Austin Elmore, Contributor

September 20, 2017

The NKU men’s soccer team played to a 2-2 draw against Marshall on Wednesday night at the NKU Soccer Stadium. The draw brings the Norse to 4-1-3 on the year, while Marshall moves to 5-2-1. “Really pleased,” Head Coach Stu Riddle said. “I thought we showed a lot of character there against ...

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