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Norse season ends in loss to Cleveland State

Norse season ends in loss to Cleveland State

Michael Canizales, Reporter

November 20, 2017


Filed under Game Coverage, Sports, Volleyball

The Northern Kentucky University volleyball season came to an end Saturday after losing to the number one seeded Cleveland State Vikings in the semi-finals of the Horizon League Tournament 3-1 (25-23,25-15,19-25,25-19) at Woodling Gymnasium. The Norse (12-15 overall, 7-9 Horizon) were led by First Team All-League H...

Norse upset Jaguars; advance to face Cleveland State

Norse upset Jaguars; advance to face Cleveland State

Christopher Decker, Managing Editor

November 17, 2017


Filed under Game Coverage, Sports, Volleyball

The sixth seeded NKU volleyball team defeated the three seeded IUPUI 3-1 (25-18, 23-25, 25-18, 25-19) in the quarterfinals of the Horizon League tournament on Friday.  NKU recorded 60 kills in the match while the Jaguars could only kill 48 balls. The Norse also had a .195 hitting percentage while IUP...

Libs hits career milestone as Norse fall to Golden Grizzlies

Libs hits career milestone as Norse fall to Golden Grizzlies

Kevin Carey, Reporter

October 28, 2017


Filed under Featured Story, Game Coverage, Sports, Volleyball

The NKU volleyball team battled Horizon League foe the Oakland Golden Grizzlies Friday night at Regents Hall. The Norse suffered their second-straight loss 3-1 and falling to 9-11 on the year and 5-6 in conference play. NKU also took the time to recognize junior Haley Libs as she reached 1,000 career ki...

Norse Volleyball takes down Panthers for second-straight win

Norse Volleyball takes down Panthers for second-straight win

Kevin Carey, Reporter

October 7, 2017


Filed under Featured Story, Game Coverage, Sports, Volleyball

The Norse volleyball team picked up their second-straight Horizon League victory over Milwaukee Saturday afternoon in four sets 25-21, 22-25, 25-17, 25-23 in Regents Hall. The Norse improved to 8-7 on the year and 4-2 in conference play. Milwaukee dropped to 8-12 on the year and 1-5 in the conference....

Norse extinguish Flames in five sets

Norse extinguish Flames in five sets

Kevin Carey, Reporter

October 6, 2017


Filed under Featured Story, Game Coverage, Sports, Volleyball

The NKU Norse volleyball team took down the number two team in the conference UIC in five sets, 25-17, 17-25, 25-15, 21-25, 19-17. The Norse improved to 7-7 on the year and 3-2 in the conference while UIC falls to 12-6 and 3-2 in league play. “It was phenomenal. The girls played so well the entire match,” said h...

Norse struggle at Gator Invitational

Norse struggle at Gator Invitational

Michael Canizales, Reporter

September 18, 2017


Filed under Game Coverage, Sports, Volleyball

The women's volleyball team dropped matches to Lipscomb, Florida and Florida A&M at the Gator Invitational in Gainesville, Florida over the weekend. After opening the season 4-0, the Norse have lost five straight games and currently rank 6th in the Horizon League standings. NKU will return to act...

Norse Volleyball loses first two games of season

Norse Volleyball loses first two games of season

Kevin Carey, Michael Canizales, Reporters

September 9, 2017


Filed under Featured Story, Game Coverage, Sports, Volleyball

Game 1: NKU 1 Sacramento State 3 by Michael Canizales The Northern Kentucky women’s volleyball team lost their first match of the season, falling to the Sacramento State Hornets in four sets (25-18, 26-24, 18-25, 25-23) at the NKU Invitational in Regents Hall, Saturday afternoon. The Norse (4-1...

Norse victorious in first night of NKU Invitational

Norse victorious in first night of NKU Invitational

Kevin Carey, Reporter

September 9, 2017


Filed under Featured Story, Game Coverage, Sports, Volleyball

The Norse opened up the NKU Invitational Friday night at Regents Hall with a win over the Seattle University Redhawks in four sets, 25-15, 22-25, 25-22, 25-21. NKU improved to 4-0 on the season. “I think our team plays better when they are at home and we are in our routine,” head coach Liz Hart s...

Crawford, Terrill lead Norse to tournament victory

Crawford, Terrill lead Norse to tournament victory

Michael Canizales, Contributor

September 5, 2017


Filed under Game Coverage, Sports, Volleyball

Sophomore outside hitter Laura Crawford earned tournament MVP honors and Horizon League Offensive Player of the Week after leading the Norse to the Duquesne Invitational title with victories over Robert Morris, Duquesne and Canisius college last weekend at the A.J. Palumbo Center. Freshman libero Ash...

Libs, Norse look to start new season with W’s

Libs, Norse look to start new season with W’s

Christopher Decker, Managing Editor

August 30, 2017


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

Senior libero McKenzie Eskridge doesn’t look at her stats. In fact, she is superstitious about looking at the page on the NKU Athletics site and hasn’t read an article about herself since freshman year. “It started in high school and I would read one article about myself and think to myself ‘...

Volleyball looks to win final regular season game

Volleyball looks to win final regular season game

Christopher Decker, Sports Editor

November 12, 2016


Filed under Sports, Volleyball

The NKU volleyball team will play its final game of the season Saturday against UIC. UIC is 16-13 on the season, but is just 4-11 in conference play. The Norse are 16-10 on the season with a 10-5 record in conference. The Norse will look to close out the season on a four game win streak, after defeati...

Volleyball ends home schedule with a pair of win

Volleyball ends home schedule with a pair of win

Trevor Holzschuh, Reporter

November 5, 2016


Filed under Featured Story, Game Coverage, Sports, Volleyball

The NKU volleyball team beat Milwaukee 3-0 on Saturday afternoon at Regents Hall, 25-12, 25-19, 25-15. The Norse started the afternoon by honoring Keely Creamer, Taylor Snyder, Lauren Hurley, and Tristen Simpson as part of senior night festivities. “They’re fantastic kids first and foremost. T...

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