The Northerner

Norse fall to UIC in regular season finale

Rizwaan Dharsey (23) talks to Calvin Murphy (18) after the loss to UK.

Mike Canizales, Sports Editor

November 3, 2018

The NKU men's soccer team needed a win and a Milwaukee tie/loss at Wright State to have any chance of qualifying (top six teams) for the Horizon League Men’s Soccer Championship tournament on Monday, Nov. 5, but ultimately fell to the Flames 3-0 on Friday afternoon. "It's certainly not the out...

Nominations open for David Lee Holt NKU Athletics Hall of Fame

Nominations open for David Lee Holt NKU Athletics Hall of Fame

Mike Canizales, Sports Editor

November 2, 2018

The NKU department of athletics are now accepting nominations for their 2018-19 David Lee Holt NKU Athletics Hall of Fame class. The bi-annual ceremony recognizes former student-athletes and other individuals who have distinguished themselves in the field of athletics, either by virtue of their perfor...

The John Basalyga story: part 3

Basalyga, according to his daughter, is goofy and lovable away from the soccer field

Christopher Decker, Sports Editor

February 9, 2017

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...

The John Basalyga story

John Basalyga announced his retirement Dec. 6. Basalyga coached at NKU for 14 seasons

Christopher Decker, Sports Editor

February 7, 2017

John Basalyga sits in his office looking out at the NKU soccer field. Three college students are playing down on the field. Basalyga is displeased by this. “They aren’t really soccer players,” Basalyga said. “I’m always having to chase them off the field. I’m the bad cop.” Basalyga isn...

Komolong honored on senior night; Norse lose

Alwin Komolong attempts a bicycle kick in Wednesday's game against UC.

Christopher Decker, Sports Editor

October 22, 2016

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

Forward Jacob Cunningham and the Norse lost 2-0 to Evansville

Christopher Decker, Sports Editor

September 24, 2016

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

Rachel Conaway celebrates her first goal of her career against Xavier with teammate Katelyn Newton

Christopher Decker, Sports Editor

September 23, 2016

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

Forward Ally Perkins prepares to the kick the ball in the game against UC.

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...

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

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

Maria Silbersack had two shots Thursday in NKU's 0-0 (4-1 in penalties) loss to Oakland in the Horizon League semifinals.

Matt Sexton, Sports Editor

November 6, 2015

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

Ronald Moss led the Norse with three shots Tuesday in a 4-0 loss to Evansville.

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...

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

Kelsey Laumann had the game-winning goal Monday night in NKU's 1-0 victory over Cleveland State at NKU Soccer Stadium.

Matt Sexton, Sports Editor

November 3, 2015

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...

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