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FILE: Women's Soccer Head Coach Bob Sheehan talks to Mimi Stines (00) before the start of the second half during the game against Wright State. The Norse fell to the Raiders 3-1 on the night.

NKU Women’s Soccer preparing for spring season after extended offseason

Norse lost in semifinal of Horizon League Tournament in 2019
Matthew Dietz, Sports Editor January 24, 2021

In the fall of 2020, with the COVID-19 pandemic continuing to spread throughout the country, the Horizon League made the decision to postpone all fall sports, including soccer. Now, all fall sports that...

Senior Ally Perkins (6) is comforted by a teammate after the loss in the semifinal game of the Horizon League Tournament in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The Norse fell in double overtime to the Flames 1-0.

Women’s Soccer: Season ends in double overtime against UIC

Sierra Newton, Sports Editor November 8, 2019
The Northern Kentucky women's soccer team ended their season in the Horizon League semifinals against no. 2 UIC, 1-0. The Norse end their season 9-9 overall and 5-4 in the conference. 
Shawna Zaken (8) reacts after scoring a goal during the quarter final game of the Horizon League Tournament Against Wright State. The Norse defeated Wright State 3-1 and will advance to the Semi-Final game in Milwaukee.

Women’s Soccer team takes down Wright State in First Round of Conference Finals

Sierra Newton, Sports Editor November 4, 2019
NKU women's soccer team took down Wright State 3-1 in the Horizon League Quarterfinals Monday night. Freshman forward Lindsey Meyer scored the first goal of the night in the 23rd minute.
Shawna Zaken (8) drives the ball down the field during the game against Cleveland State. The Norse fall to 2-3 in the conference after the loss to Cleveland State.

Shawna Zaken named Horizon League Women’s Soccer Player of The Year

Sierra Newton, Sports Editor November 4, 2019
Senior midfielder Shawna Zaken has been named both the 2019 Offensive Player of the Year and the 2019 Horizon League Women’s Soccer Player of the Year. These awards are voted on by the head soccer coaches of each school in the Horizon League.
NKU players celebrate after a goal by Shawna Zaken (8) off of a penalty kick During the game against Detroit Mercy in Detroit. The Norse defeated Detroit Mercy 2-0 on the night, which ensures them a spot in the upcoming Horizon League Tournament.

NKU Women’s Soccer secures Horizon League play off spot with 2-0 win over Detroit Mercy

Sierra Newton, Sports Editor November 2, 2019
The Norse has solidified their fourth place tie in the Horizon League with a Friday night win over Detroit Mercy. The Norse have now moved to 8-8 overall and 5-4 in the Horizon League regular season.
Ashleigh Cronin (5) dribbles toward the goal during the game against UIC. The Norse fell to UIC 1-0 on Saturday night.

Women’s Soccer opens home conference play with a 1-0 loss

Sierra Newton, Sports Editor September 28, 2019
The Norse opened up home conference play with a 1-0 loss to the UIC flames. The Norse are now 4-5 on the season and 1-1 in the conference. The Flames advance to 6-3-1 and to 2-0 in the conference.
Kailey Ivins (15) celebrates with Kayla Wypasek (23) after her goal during the game against Murray State. Wypasek had 1 goal on the game.

Women’s Soccer Preview: Aiming for Championship title

Sierra Newton, Sports Editor September 5, 2019
The NKU women’s soccer team has started their season 2-2 after a 3-1 win against Murray State over Labor Day weekend. The Norse are attempting to find their footing, with seven freshmen and a new transfer. With a younger team comes learning and growing pains, but the soccer team is embracing the time to learn. “Developing as a team, it’s a very young team right now, but I think we all see great potential on our team and to get us to a championship,” senior midfielder and team captain Shawna Zaken said. “Just developing and learning and growing, I think that's actually fun to do as a team.”
Women's Soccer Head Coach Bob Sheehan talks to the team after a loss against Ohio University. The Bobcats won 1-0 and had 7 shots on goal to the Norse's 1.

Women’s soccer loses 1-0 in Home Opener

The Norse had six saves compared to the Bobcats one.
Sierra Newton, Sports Editor August 26, 2019
NKU women’s soccer team lost their first game of the regular season 1-0 against the Ohio Bobcats. The Norse are projected to finish second in the Horizon League start out the season 1-1. While the Bobcats advance 2-1 and picked to place fifth in the preseason coaches poll for the Mid-American Conference. 
The NKU women's soccer team, lined up before Monday's game against the University of Cincinnati.

Women’s soccer: Four players earn Horizon League postseason honors

Mike Canizales, Sports Editor October 30, 2018

Four members of the NKU women’s soccer team were honored with postseason awards when the league office announced their end of season awards Monday afternoon. Samantha Duwel, Taylor Spaulding and...

Shawna Zaken (8) shoots during the game against Detroit Mercy. She had one goal for the Norse during the game.

With OT victory over Detroit Mercy, women’s soccer 7-3-1

Aric France, Reporter October 3, 2018
The NKU women’s soccer team won in dramatic fashion Sunday night, after Samantha Duwel netted the game winning goal in the 104th minute of double overtime, scoring a 3-2 victory over Detroit Mercy Titans.
Emily Soltes (7) plays a ball in the air during the game against Lipscomb.

At home, women’s soccer shuts out Lipscomb 2-0

Norse move 4-2 overall, Bisons slip 3-2-2.
Sierra Newton, Reporter September 7, 2018
The NKU women’s soccer team continued their home winning streak Thursday night in a 2-0 shutout against the Lipscomb Bisons.
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