The Northerner

Norse welcome FC Cincinnati to kick off 2018 spring season

Abdul Kooistra dribbles past an defender during their match with the FC Cincinnati reserve team in August

Kevin Carey, Assistant Sports Editor

January 23, 2018

When Blaire Stevenson, assistant men’s soccer coach, joined the Norse in March of 2017, he brought not only a rich history of the game, but a connection that would soon benefit his newly found home. That Connection? The FC Cincinnati soccer team, which would lead to to three exhibition games in tw...

Norse fall on senior night to Phoenix in Double OT

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

Kevin Carey, Reporter

November 3, 2017

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...

Norse fall to Evansville in final non-conference match

Liam Evans (22) goes up for a head in the game against Oakland

Christopher Decker, Managing Editor

November 1, 2017

The NKU men's soccer team fell to Evansville Tuesday night in Evansville. The Norse fall to 7-5-4 on the season while Evansville improves to 9-8-1 on the season.  Evansville shot 12 times and put seven shots on goal while the Norse shot just six times and put two shots on goal. Ian McGrath scored hi...

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 earn sixth victory of season over Memphis

The Norse celebrate Tom Suchecki's first half goal against Memphis

Christopher Decker, Managing Editor

September 25, 2017

The Northern Kentucky men's soccer team extended their winning streak to two games after they defeated the Memphis Tigers 2-0 at the NKU Soccer Stadium. "They are working so hard for each other and they are so disciplined in our defensive shape," head coach Stu Riddle said. "We are always going to create ...

Norse record fifth shutout of the season in victory over IUPUI

NKU players huddle up before the second half in the game against Marshall

Christopher Decker, Managing Editor

September 23, 2017

The NKU men's soccer team recorded their fifth shutout of the season and defeated IUPUI 3-0 in the NKU Soccer Stadium. The Norse improve to 5-1-3 on the season while the Jaguars remain winless with an 0-6 record. "It was a team (IUPUI) that was down on their luck," head coach Stu Riddle said. "But at t...

Barkei wins Horizon League Defensive Player of the Week after shutout at CSU

Jim Barkei (1) is introduced before the game against Fort Wayne

Christopher Decker, Managing Editor

September 18, 2017

NKU goalkeeper Jim Barkei was named Horizon League Defensive Player of the Week after recording his fourth straight shutout against Cleveland State. In the 0-0 draw against Cleveland State, Barkei faced 22 shots and made seven saves to prevent the Vikings from prevailing in the match. "It's a nice accolade ...

Moyes scores first goal in Norse victory

Harvey Moyes (19) steals the ball from a Dayton player

Tommy Bailey, Reporter

September 14, 2017

  The NKU men’s soccer team hosted the Dayton Flyers on a rainy Wednesday night, and won 1-0 for their fourth win this season and third consecutive shutout.  The win came behind a strong performance from the Norse goal keeper Jim Barkei, who recorded three saves, including two that were crucial...

First half goals guide Norse past Fort Wayne

Rikard Lindqvist (10) fights for a ball in the air

Kevin Carey, Reporter

August 31, 2017

The NKU Norse men’s soccer game grabbed their second home victory of the season Thursday night win a 2-1 win over the Fort Wayne Mastodons. The Norse improve to 2-1-0 on the season. The game was supposed to be played on Friday September 1st but was moved up a day as the remnants of Hurricane Harv...

New look Norse look to move forward in 2017

Campbell Morris is one of the few returning players from the 2016 roster

Christopher Decker, Managing Editor

August 24, 2017

Stu Riddle is used to taking over less than stellar men’s soccer programs. In 2009, Riddle became head coach for a Western Michigan program that won three games in 2008. In 2013, he took the head coaching job at Buffalo for a team that won five games in 2012. Riddle was able to lead both programs t...

Riddle named men’s soccer coach

Stu Riddle was named the new NKU men's soccer coach Monday. Riddle has been at the University of Buffalo for the past four season and led the Bulls to a MAC Championship in 2016

Christopher Decker, Sports Editor

January 9, 2017

The NKU athletic department announced on Monday that former University of Buffalo head coach Stu Riddle will become the next men’s soccer coach. Riddle will become the fourth soccer coach in the history of NKU. He replaces John Basalyga who announced his retirement in December. “I would like to than...

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