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VIDEO: Volleyball Spotlight 2019

VIDEO: Volleyball Spotlight 2019

Brittany Bowling, Casey McCollister, and Brennen Alm

October 10, 2019

NKU's volleyball team is aiming for gold as they train to win this year's Horizon league tournament. Northerner reporters catch up with the team's captains as they navigate their competition and their schoolwork.

NKU Invitational ends 1-2 for the Norse

Natalie Hardig (9) runs out before the game against Notre Dame. The Norse fell to Notre Dame  3-1.

Sierra Newton, Sports Editor

September 15, 2019

The Norse hosted three top teams in the top 100 of NCAA Division I volleyball over the weekend. The Norse played no. 1 in the MAC West Division Ball State Friday night then faced no. 4 in the ACC Notre Dame and no. 2 in the AVC University of Cincinnati on Saturday night. The Norse finished the tournament 1-2 bringing their season record to 5-4. 

Norse leave D.C. Invitational 2-1

NKU players huddle during the game against Xavier. The Norse defeated Xavier taking 3 of 4 sets.

Sierra Newton, Sports Editor

September 10, 2019

Over the weekend, the Norse traveled to Washington, D.C. to play in the Bulldog Invitational hosted by Georgetown University Hoyas. The Norse faced the American East Conference’s Stony Brook University, who were projected to be the champions of their conference in a preseason poll, the #6 ranked Big East Conference Georgetown University and Marshall University, ranked #8 in Conference USA.

Volleyball falls to Miami (OH) in first round of NIVC

Haley Libs (4) jumps to hit a ball during the game against Oakland. Libs had 14 kills during the game.

Jasmine Smart, Reporter

November 30, 2018

The NKU women’s volleyball team season ended in the first round of the National Invitational Volleyball Championship, after being swept by Miami (OH) in three sets (25-14, 25-18, 25-22) on Thursday night. With the loss, the Norse end their 2018 season with a winning record of 21-10. Laura Crawford and Natali...

Volleyball earns postseason tournament bid

Ashton Terrill (6) celebrates after a Norse point during the game against Oakland.

Mike Canizales, Sports Editor

November 27, 2018

The NKU women’s volleyball team advanced to the postseason for the first time in the Division I era, when they earned a bid to the 2018 National Invitational Volleyball Championship on Sunday night. “We are very excited to play in the NIVC tournament,” NKU head coach Liz Hart said. “It’s ...

Norse fall to Green Bay in HLVB Championship Finals

Haley Libs (4) and Ashton Terrill (6) fight to save a ball during the game against Oakland.

Jasmine Smart, Reporter

November 19, 2018

The NKU women’s volleyball team fell to the Green Bay Phoenix in three sets (25-22, 27-25, 25-19) at the 2018 Horizon League Volleyball Championship on Sunday afternoon. With the loss, the Norse drop to 21-9 overall and the Phoenix move to 20-10 on the season. This will be the first time since 2003 th...

Norse sweep Vikings; advance to HLVB Championship

Maddy Weber (15) celebrates after a Norse point during the game against Oakland.

Jasmine Smart, Reporter

November 18, 2018

The Norse managed a clean sweep (25-20, 25-22, 27-25) over Cleveland State in the semifinals of the Horizon League Volleyball Championship Tournament on Saturday night. With the victory, the Norse move to 21-8 overall and ride an eight-game winning streak into the final round of the Horizon League Cha...

Norse volleyball survives and advances to HLVC Semifinals

Laura Crawford (12) cheers after a Norse point.

Jasmine Smart, Reporter

November 16, 2018

The NKU women’s volleyball team won a five-set thriller (25-21, 21-25, 22-25, 25-14, 15-9) over Wright State in the Horizon League Volleyball Championship Tournament quarterfinals on Friday afternoon. The victory places the Norse in the HLVC semifinals against the no. 2 seed Cleveland State Vikings ...

Preview: 2018 Horizon League Volleyball Tournament

Ashton Terrill (6) celebrates after a Norse point during the game against Oakland.

Mike Canizales, Sports Editor

November 16, 2018

After recording their highest finish in conference play and tieing Cleveland State for second place, the Norse will enter the 2018 Horizon League Volleyball Tournament as the No. 3 seed and will begin play with a quarterfinal matchup against the No. 6 seed Wright State Raiders on Friday, Nov. 16. ...

Libs named Horizon League Offensive Player of the Week

Haley Libs (4) jumps to hit a ball during the game against Oakland. Libs had 14 kills during the game.

Mike Canizales, Sports Editor

November 13, 2018

After recording back-to-back double-doubles and helping the Norse to their highest conference finish (2nd place) since transitioning to Division I, senior standout Haley Libs was named the Horizon League Offensive Player of the Week. "I'm very excited Haley that closed out the regular season of her s...

Norse win six straight, clinch tournament berth

Haley Libs (4) celebrates after a Norse point during the game against Green Bay.

Jasmine Smart, Reporter

November 11, 2018

NKU women’s volleyball team finished off their regular season play with back-to-back wins against Oakland University and Cleveland State on Friday and Saturday night. With the victories, the Norse recorded their highest finish in conference play and tied Cleveland State for second place in the r...

Norse sweep Flames; win fourth straight

Maddy Weber (15) celebrates after the Norse score a point during the contest against Green Bay.

Jasmine Smart, Reporter

November 3, 2018

Friday night’s game resulted in a 3-0 win for the Norse against UIC with set scores of 25-22, 28-26 and 25-20.  After tonight’s match, the Norse improve their record to 17-8 overall and 9-5 in Horizon League play. Haley Libs led the Norse with her 20th double-double of the season with 13 kills and...

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