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Norse women’s soccer misses opportunities and lose to Jacksonville 1-0

Norse women’s soccer misses opportunities and lose to Jacksonville 1-0

Clayton Castle, Contributor

October 4, 2014


Filed under Game Coverage, Soccer, Sports, Sports Features

The NKU women’s soccer team lost their first game in conference play on Friday night as they were defeated by the Jacksonville Dolphins on a chilly night at the NKU Soccer Stadium in the Norse’s second Atlantic Sun Conference matchup of the season. The loss takes the Norse’s record to 4-4-3 on ...

Men’s soccer takes second loss of weekend

Men’s soccer takes second loss of weekend

Carrie Crotzer, Sports Editor

September 28, 2014


Filed under Game Coverage, Soccer, Sports, Sports Features

NKU men’s soccer team returned home Sunday Sept. 28 to take on Western Illinois University, the final result would be a 2-0 loss for NKU. NKU returned home after facing a 4-0 loss Friday Sept. 26 against Western Michigan. The Norse would see their first chance at a goal in the first minute as Diego ...

Fake grass brings benefits

Fake grass brings benefits

Carrie Crotzer, Sports Editor

September 26, 2014


Filed under Featured Story, Sports

The turf at NKU’s soccer field and the baseball infield have more of a purpose than meets the eye. With much effort going into the upkeep of the current artificial turf in both locations, maintenance is a lot less than it would be if the turf were real. With cost being a main benefactor of the artificia...

Norse fight for intense victory over Wright State

Norse fight for intense victory over Wright State

Clayton Castle, Contributor

September 23, 2014


Filed under Featured Story, Soccer, Sports, Sports Features

After being down 2-0 in the 70th minute, the NKU men’s soccer team stormed back to beat the Wright State Raiders 4-3 in overtime on International Student Night at the NKU Soccer Stadium on Tuesday night. Cian McDonald, a senior midfielder, scored the winning goal in the 92nd minute on a pass assi...

Hot Seat with Ian O’Reilly

Hot Seat with Ian O’Reilly

Carrie Crotzer, Sports Editor

September 22, 2014


Filed under Hot Seat, Soccer, Sports, Sports Features

Sport: SoccerYear: SeniorMajor: Organizational Leadership Ian O’Reilly holds a strong place on the Norse defense for the men’s soccer team, with nearly 2,000 playing minutes last season alone, but what else do you know about him? Q: What is your favorite before game meal?A: Probably just a san...

Student athlete faces life without soccer

Troy Bendgen, Reporter

September 18, 2014


Filed under Soccer, Sports, Sports Features

Imagine a life dedicated solely to one sport for the majority of your life. Every waking moment is committed to getting better and practice lasts for hours. Now imagine waking up one morning and just deciding to give a huge part of your life up. For Sean Cooney soccer was his life at NKU and he had to...

Loss comes in final minutes for women’s soccer

Loss comes in final minutes for women’s soccer

Carrie Crotzer, Sports Editor

September 17, 2014


Filed under Featured Story, Game Coverage, Soccer, Sports, Sports Features

NKU’s women’s soccer team faced Butler University Sept. 17, holding a one point lead until the final two minutes of the game, when Butler would score two goals, winning the game. The first half would start off slow for both teams, with the first shot for NKU coming in the tenth minute by Aubrey...

Yellow cards give Norse third draw of season

Yellow cards give Norse third draw of season

Carrie Crotzer, Sports Editor

September 14, 2014


Filed under Featured Story, Game Coverage, Soccer, Sports, Sports Features

NKU’s men’s soccer team returned home Sunday Sept. 14 to take on Indiana Purdue-Fort Wayne after losing Friday to Bowling Green State University. NKU started off strong in the first half with three promising looks on the goal within the first five minutes of the game. However, it wouldn’t be until ...

Norse come from behind to take victory over Robert Morris

Norse come from behind to take victory over Robert Morris

Alex Weber, Contributor

September 14, 2014


Filed under Featured Story, Game Coverage, Soccer, Sports, Sports Features

NKU’s women’s soccer team took on Robert Morris University Sunday Sept. 14 after a draw Tuesday night against  Xavier University. The game started slowly with NKU goalkeeper Brooke Schocker making her first save on a slow rolling shot in the seventh minute. In the tenth minute, freshman winger ...

NKU women’s soccer battle to a draw against Xavier

NKU women’s soccer battle to a draw against Xavier

Carrie Crotzer, Sports Editor

September 9, 2014


Filed under Featured Story, Game Coverage, Soccer, Sports, Sports Features

NKU’s women’s soccer team returned home Tuesday Sep. 9 to take on Xavier University resulting in a draw. NKU would start the game with just 10 players on the field due to injuries on the team. “The good news in terms of the injuries is that we had sustained multiple injuries going to to the ...

Globe trotting soccer player makes NKU his new home

Globe trotting soccer player makes NKU his new home

Carrie Crotzer, Sports Editor

September 3, 2014


Filed under Featured Story, Soccer, Sports

Few have ever traveled outside of their home country and even fewer have ever lived in another country. None of these apply to sophomore transfer Alwin Komolong, who is also a member of NKU’s soccer team. Beginning his first season at NKU, America is the fifth country Komolong has lived in. “I...

NKU men’s soccer draw in first game against Cincinnati

NKU men’s soccer draw in first game against Cincinnati

Carrie Crotzer, Sports Editor

August 29, 2014


Filed under Featured Story, Game Coverage, Soccer, Sports, Sports Features

The Norse men’s soccer team took on the Cincinnati Bearcats Aug. 29 at home in a draw of 1-1. The game would take off quick with a clear competition for control between the teams. “They’re very fast, very athletic,” NKU Head Coach John Basalyga said. "And we countered that with some of our...

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