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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 6, 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...

Snyder makes NKU history as Norse win fourth straight

Snyder makes NKU history as Norse win fourth straight

Natalie Meyer, Reporter

October 12, 2016


Filed under Featured Story, Game Coverage, Sports, Volleyball

Highland Heights, KY— The NKU volleyball team beat Youngstown State 3-0 Wednesday night in Regents Hall, 25-21, 25-14, and 25-20. The Norse have now taken down their last four opponents in three set sweeps while improving their record to 10-8 on the season. The Penguins fall to 7-14. “I think we did awe...

Norse lose third straight Horizon League game

Norse lose third straight Horizon League game

Christopher Decker, Sports Editor

September 30, 2016


Filed under Featured Story, Game Coverage, Sports, Volleyball

The Norse volleyball team pushed the preseason Horizon League favorite Cleveland State Vikings to five sets, but in the end lost to the Vikings 3-2 (25-20, 20-25, 25-20, 19-25, 15-12). The Norse fall to 6-8 on the season, will the Vikings improve to 11-4. The Norse have dropped three straight Hori...

Hard work and heart set her apart

Hard work and heart set her apart

Trevor Holzschuh, Contributor

September 27, 2016


Filed under Featured Story, Sports, Sports Features, Volleyball

After an action-packed two days, nobody would fault Lauren Hurley for spending the three hour long bus ride back from the Morehead Invitational celebrating with teammates or even taking a nap. After all, she had just finished one of the most successful tournaments of her NKU career. Hurley broke the schoo...

Volleyball battles but drops first two league games

Volleyball battles but drops first two league games

Christopher Decker, Sports Editor

September 24, 2016


Filed under Game Coverage, Sports, Volleyball

League play has not started for the NKU Norse Volleyball Team, who dropped both of their weekend games against Milwaukee and Green Bay. The Norse fall back to .500 with the two losses. The Norse were able to battle Milwaukee to five sets but could not find their way past Milwaukee middle blocker Bridget ...

Volleyball drops three in a row, takes step back

Volleyball drops three in a row, takes step back

Christopher Decker, Sports Editor

September 18, 2016


Filed under Sports, Volleyball

After winning three in a row at the Morehead State Invitational, the Norse dropped all three games at the Butler Invitational. NKU falls to 6-5 on the season. The Norse were plagued by errors in this tournament, making 40 combined errors against Butler and Arizona, and then making 31 errors against...

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