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The John Basalyga story: part 3

The John Basalyga story: part 3

Christopher Decker, Sports Editor

February 9, 2017


Filed under Soccer, Sports, Sports Features

On the field Basalyga’s passion and competitiveness were ever present, but if you were lucky enough to get to know him off the field you would meet a slightly different character. “He’s goofy. He is weird as sin. He’s extremely playful. He says I love you all the time, he’s a hugger,” Lin...

Komolong honored on senior night; Norse lose

Komolong honored on senior night; Norse lose

Christopher Decker, Sports Editor

October 22, 2016


Filed under Featured Story, Game Coverage, Soccer, Sports

The NKU men's soccer team was unable to find a win Saturday night, losing 1-0 to Detroit Mercy. The Norse fall to 1-11-3 while the Titans improve to 3-8-4. The Norse are officially eliminated from playoff contention with the loss.  "The kids fought hard. We just didn't have any finished product at the en...

GALLERY: Ngatcha and Raiders prove to be too much for Norse

GALLERY: Ngatcha and Raiders prove to be too much for Norse

Christopher Decker, Sports Editor

September 24, 2016


Filed under Featured Story, Game Coverage, Soccer, Sports

The ride continues to be a rough one for the men's soccer team, as the team lost it's eighth straight game on Saturday evening, falling 4-0 to Wright State. Head Coach John Basalyga is trying to remain in good spirits, despite the 0-8-1 start to 2016. "We're young. I have to be patient with these...

Confidence is high as Norse prepare for Milwaukee

Confidence is high as Norse prepare for Milwaukee

Christopher Decker, Sports Editor

September 23, 2016


Filed under Featured Story, Soccer, Sports

Starting a season on a three game losing streak after having such high expectations for the season is difficult for any team. The NKU women’s soccer team was no exception. “After those first three losses, I don’t think anyone had any confidence in our team,” junior forward Jessica Frey said...

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


Filed under Featured Story, Soccer, Sports

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...

NKU Fall Sports Look to Improve in Second Year in Horizon League

NKU Fall Sports Look to Improve in Second Year in Horizon League

Christopher Decker, Sports Editor

August 24, 2016


Filed under Featured Story, Soccer, Sports, Volleyball

The fall sports season is just about to get underway, and the three teams in season will be looking for Horizon League Championships and NCAA tournament berths.Women’s Soccer:NKU women’s soccer has played two exhibition matches, going 1-1 in those games against Ohio University and Western Kentucky...

Women’s soccer season ends in penalties to Oakland

Women’s soccer season ends in penalties to Oakland

Matt Sexton, Sports Editor

November 6, 2015


Filed under Soccer, Sports

MILWAUKEE, Wis. -- After finishing regulation and 20 minutes of overtime scoreless, Northern Kentucky and Oakland needed penalty kicks to decide Thursday's Horizon League semifinal.In the end, the Golden Grizzlies scored on all four attempts from the spot and defeated NKU 4-1 in penalties.The loss ends the se...

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


Filed under Soccer, Sports

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...

GALLERY: Laumann goal sends NKU to Horizon League semifinals, 1-0

GALLERY: Laumann goal sends NKU to Horizon League semifinals, 1-0

Matt Sexton, Sports Editor

November 3, 2015


Filed under Featured Story, Game Coverage, Soccer, Sports

All it took was one well-placed header and one outstanding late save Monday to send the NKU women's soccer team to Milwaukee.Kelsey Laumann headed home the game-winning goal as NKU advanced to the Horizon League semifinals with a 1-0 victory over Cleveland State at NKU Soccer Stadium.NKU, the three-se...

Women’s soccer downs Green Bay; Will host tourney quarterfinal Monday

Women’s soccer downs Green Bay; Will host tourney quarterfinal Monday

Matt Sexton, Sports Editor

October 31, 2015


Filed under Soccer, Sports

Two second half goals propelled the Northern Kentucky women's soccer team to a 2-1 victory Friday over Green Bay at NKU Soccer Stadium.With the victory, NKU (10-5-1, 6-2-1 in Horizon League) locked up the third seed in this week's Horizon League tournament. The Norse will host Cleveland State 7 p.m. Mo...

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 29, 2015


Filed under Featured Story, Soccer, Sports

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


Filed under Soccer, Sports

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-...

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