The Northerner

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

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.

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. 

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

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.

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 named Horizon League Women’s Soccer Player of The Year

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.

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

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.

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.

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

Ashleigh Cronin (5) dribbles toward the goal during the game against UIC. The Norse fell to UIC 1-0 on Saturday night.

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.

Women’s Soccer Preview: Aiming for Championship title

Kailey Ivins (15) celebrates with Kayla Wypasek (23) after her goal during the game against Murray State. Wypasek had 1 goal on the game.

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 loses 1-0 in Home Opener

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.

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. 

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

The NKU women's soccer team, lined up before Monday's game against the University of Cincinnati.

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 were named to the All-Horizon League First Team, while Lily Menssen was named to the H...

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

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

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.

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

Emily Soltes (7) plays a ball in the air during the game against Lipscomb.

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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