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Hot Seat with A.J. Fleak

Hot Seat with A.J. Fleak

Carrie Crotzer, Sports Editor

October 15, 2014


Filed under Hot Seat, Soccer, Sports

Sport: SoccerYear: JuniorMajor: Exercise Science In NKU’s first season as a Division I team, A.J. Fleak recorded  a team high of 45 saves, and played over 2,000 minutes in the 2013 season, but what else do you know about him? Q: What is your favorite before game meal?A: Probably some pasta. Q: Do...

Men’s soccer takes first conference loss

Men’s soccer takes first conference loss

Carrie Crotzer, Sports Editor

October 11, 2014


Filed under Game Coverage, Soccer, Sports, Sports Features

NKU men’s soccer had their first game in a week at home Saturday against Florida Gulf Coast University, losing 3-1. The first half started off slow for both sides with each team having equal control of the ball. FGCU would have two corner kicks early on, but weren’t able to produce anything from ei...

Hot Seat with Kelsey Laumann

Hot Seat with Kelsey Laumann

Carrie Crotzer, Sports Editor

October 6, 2014


Filed under Sports

Sport: Soccer Year: Junior Major: Exercise Science Kelsey Laumann holds a strong place on the Norse offense this season, but what else do you know about her? Q: What is your favorite before game meal?A: The subs that we’ve been getting. Q: Do you have any sports related superstitions?A: Tying...

NKU faces second conference loss in same weekend

NKU faces second conference loss in same weekend

Carrie Crotzer, Sports Editor

October 5, 2014


Filed under Game Coverage, Soccer, Sports

NKU women’s soccer took on the University of North Florida in their second Atlantic Sun Conference game on Sunday, resulting in their second loss of the weekend, and in conference play. NKU would start of the first half strong, getting three shots off in the first ten minutes, coming from Macy Hamb...

Norse draw in sixth overtime of season

Norse draw in sixth overtime of season

Carrie Crotzer, Sports Editor

October 4, 2014


Filed under Game Coverage, Soccer, Sports, Sports Features

NKU men’s soccer took on Lipscomb University at home Saturday in their first game of Atlantic Sun conference play. The game would go into double overtime, ending in a draw 0-0. The first half would be a battle for control between both teams with Lipscomb’s Ivan Alvarado would take the first shot o...

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 3, 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...

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