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Women’s soccer finds stride; Men continue to struggle

Women’s soccer finds stride; Men continue to struggle

Christopher Decker, Sports Editor

September 3, 2016

The NKU women’s soccer team beat the University of Toledo 2-0 Friday, improving their record to 2-3 on the season and dropping Toledo to 1-3. The Norse kept the offense rolling in this game, shooting 10 times, five of those on goal, and took five corner kicks. Forward Ally Perkins lead the way for...

Norse shutout against Evansville

Norse shutout against Evansville

Christopher Decker, Sports Editor

August 28, 2016

The NKU men's soccer team lost to the University of Evansville 2-0 on Sunday afternoon, dropping their record to 0-1-1 on the season. The Norse offense struggled to gain any traction in this game, only attempting five total shots in the game and two shots on goal. "We didn't take very many chanc...

GALLERY: Men’s soccer begins season with a draw

GALLERY: Men’s soccer begins season with a draw

Christopher Decker, Sports Editor

August 27, 2016

The NKU men’s soccer team played to a tie against Eastern Illinois University, ending the game 1-1 after two overtime periods. The start of the game was delayed due to in-climate weather and play was stopped several more times due to lightning in the area. It was an offensive struggle for both ...

NKU juniors shine against UK: Win for second straight year

NKU juniors shine against UK: Win for second straight year

Christopher Decker, Sports Editor

August 21, 2016

NKU men’s soccer beat the University of Kentucky 3-0 in an exhibition game at the NKU soccer stadium Sunday night.The Norse have defeated the Wildcats two years in a row. The match improved their all time record against the Cats to 2-0-3.The Norse took a 1-0 lead in the 12th minute, when junior forw...

Men’s soccer season ends in quarterfinals to Wright State

Men’s soccer season ends in quarterfinals to Wright State

Matt Sexton, Sports Editor

November 9, 2015

The men's soccer season ended Monday with a 2-0 upset loss to Wright State at NKU Soccer Stadium in the Horizon League quarterfinals.NKU finished with an 8-7-4 record.Wright State scored in the 35th minute what proved to be the deciding goal. Zach Zwiesler scored to give the Raiders a 1-0 lead.The R...

Men’s soccer blanked; Will host Wright State in league quarterfinals

Men’s soccer blanked; Will host Wright State in league quarterfinals

Matt Sexton, Sports Editor

November 9, 2015

MILWAUKEE, Wis. - The men's soccer team closed the regular season Friday with a 4-0 loss at Milwaukee.With the loss, the Norse became the three-seed for this week's Horizon League tournament. They will host Wright State 7 p.m. tonight at NKU Soccer Stadium.A win tonight would send the Norse to Illinoi...

Norse drop final non-conference tilt to Evansville, 4-0

Norse drop final non-conference tilt to Evansville, 4-0

Matt Sexton, Sports Editor

November 4, 2015

EVANSVILLE, Ind. - The NKU men's soccer team dropped its final non-conference match of the season Tuesday, 4-0 at Evansville.The Purple Aces started the scoring in the 8th minute when Nate Opperman scored after he stole a back pass. It was 1-0 at halftime.Evansville (3-13-0) scored three times in the sec...

Fleak makes Division I transition easier for men’s soccer

Fleak makes Division I transition easier for men’s soccer

Matt Sexton, Sports Editor

November 4, 2015

The NKU men’s soccer team was at the peak of the Division II mountain in the fall of 2010. However, a larger challenge than winning a national championship awaited the Norse.Northern Kentucky was on the verge of a move to Division I athletics. This would mean a large step up in competition for all ...

GALLERY: Late Addai goal helps NKU salvage 2-2 draw

GALLERY: Late Addai goal helps NKU salvage 2-2 draw

Matt Sexton, Sports Editor

October 28, 2015

Less than three minutes from full time, it appeared the men's soccer team was headed to defeat Wednesday evening against Indiana University, Purdue University at Indianapolis.However, Yaw Addai would find the back of the net in the 88th minute, helping NKU salvage a 2-2 draw at NKU Soccer Stadium.Afte...

Soccer roundup: Scoreless draw puts women’s soccer in Horizon League tourney

Soccer roundup: Scoreless draw puts women’s soccer in Horizon League tourney

Matt Sexton, Sports Editor

October 25, 2015

The NKU women's soccer team played Milwaukee to a 0-0 draw Saturday night in Milwaukee. The point earned guaranteed the Norse a spot in the Horizon League tournament.The draw also guaranteed Milwaukee the top seed for the tournament.NKU is now 9-5-1 overall and 5-2-1 in the Horizon League. Milwaukee is 10-...

Qualah golden goal lifts men’s soccer over Eastern Illinois

Qualah golden goal lifts men’s soccer over Eastern Illinois

Matt Sexton, Sports Editor

October 23, 2015

CHARLESTON, Ill. -- It took just 31 seconds of extra time Wednesday for the NKU men's soccer team to defeat Eastern Illinois, 2-1.Less than a minute into overtime, Kobie Qualah beat keeper Ben Feltes to propel the Norse to victory.The Norse had to rally from a goal down. Tyler Massa scored his first...

Men’s soccer battles Valpo to scoreless draw

Men’s soccer battles Valpo to scoreless draw

Matt Sexton, Sports Editor

October 18, 2015

The NKU and Valparaiso men's soccer teams battled to a goalless draw Saturday afternoon at NKU Soccer Stadium.AJ Fleak picked up the shutout for NKU, making seven saves. Nico Campbell had the clean sheet for Valpo. He was credited with one save.Valparaiso outshot Northern Kentucky 18-14, including 7-3 in...

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