The Northerner

Norse Volleyball loses first two games of season

The Norse discuss strategy during a timeout against Cleveland State.

Kevin Carey, Mike Canizales, Reporters

September 9, 2017

Game 1: NKU 1 Sacramento State 3 by Mike 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 (...

Norse victorious in first night of NKU Invitational

Laura Crawford tries to tap a ball past the Cleveland State blockers. The Norse would lose their third straight Horizon League match to CSU 3-2.

Kevin Carey, Reporter

September 9, 2017

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

Laura Crawford and Tristen Simpson celebrate after earning a point. The Norse would lose to Cleveland State in five sets.

Mike Canizales, Contributor

September 5, 2017

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

Haley Libs jumps to spike a ball past the Cleveland State blockers. CSU would go on to win the match 3-2.

Christopher Decker, Managing Editor

August 30, 2017

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

Haley Libs hits a ball past Cleveland State to record a kill. She had 11 kills and 14 digs in the loss.

Christopher Decker, Sports Editor

November 12, 2016

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

The Norse volleyball team raises their hands in celebration after scoring a point. Creamer (14) won Horizon League Offensive Player of the Week while Lauren Hurley (6) won Defensive Player of the Week.

Trevor Holzschuh, Reporter

November 6, 2016

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

Keely Creamer records one of her 19 kills against Valpo on Friday. Creamer broke the record for kills in a three set match.

Natalie Meyer, Reporter

October 12, 2016

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

Tristen Simpson hits a ball through the arms of a would-be Cleveland State blocker. Simpson recorded 18 blocks in the match but the Norse would end up losing.

Christopher Decker, Sports Editor

September 30, 2016

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

Hurley leads the Norse in digs with 221 digs so far this season.

Trevor Holzschuh, Contributor

September 27, 2016

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

Taylor Snyder (11) had 31 assists and seven digs Tuesday in NKU's straight-sets victory over Wright State.

Christopher Decker, Sports Editor

September 24, 2016

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

Keely Creamer (14) had four kills and three digs Tuesday in NKU's straight-sets victory over Wright State

Christopher Decker, Sports Editor

September 18, 2016

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...

Libs excells while Norse continue to improve

Haley Libs was the 2015 Horizon League Freshman of the Year

Christopher Decker, Sports Editor

September 9, 2016

After going 3-2 in the first five games of the season, Head Coach Liz Hart and sophomore Haley Libs gave themselves a ‘B’ grade for the way the team performed. “We’re okay. We’ve had games where we were good in one area and not good in another,” Hart said. “They’ve show the ability to...

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