Kaci Kust

Kaci is a Production Specialist based out of the Northern Kentucky Spectrum News bureau. When she’s not working at the station she is covering high school sports, Bengals or EKU games for Sports Night, which airs weeknights at 6:30 and 10:30 on Spectrum News. She played basketball for Hope College in Michigan where she earned a degree in journalism. She says if she wasn’t covering athletics for a living, she’d still be up early checking scores and stats. You can get the latest on the Bengals, EKU or high school sports in Northern Kentucky by following Kaci on Twitter @Kacikust.

FC Cincinnati upsets Chicago Fire on penalty kicks

06/29/2017 12:12 AM

FC Cincinnati advances to the quarterfinals of the U.S. Open Cup after upsetting yet another MLS team. After 120 minutes of play, FC Cincinnati and the Chicago Fire moved on to penalty kicks with FCC coming out on top, 3-1. Cincinnati goalkeeper Mitch Hildebrandt stopped three shots by Chicago to secure the win. FCC took down the Fire in front of a crowd of 32,287 at Nippert Stadium. The club will advance to face the NASL’s Miami FC in Miami... Read more 

FC Cincinnati ties Charleston 2-2

06/17/2017 10:29 PM

It’s been a long week for FC Cincinnati. Since their 1-1 draw versus Charlotte, the club has announced new stadium plans, upset the MLS’ Columbus Crew and now battled Charleston in a rematch that resulted in a 2-2 tie. Charleston ended Cincinnati’s season last year and also beat them 2-1 to start this season. FCC got off to a quick start tonight with a goal by Djiby Fall in the fourth minute. After two Charleston goals in the second half,... Read more 

FC Cincinnati pulls off upset of MLS Columbus Crew

06/14/2017 10:46 PM

In a U.S. Open Cup fourth round match, FC Cincinnati pulled off a 1-0 upset of MLS club Columbus Crew. The match was the first meeting between the two Ohio clubs. FCC star striker Djiby Fall scored the games lone goal. He gave Cincinnati the lead with a header goal in the 64th minute. Columbus outshot Cincinnati 19-5 and had possession almost 60 percent of the match but was unable to find the back of the net. FC Cincinnati won in... Read more 

FC Cincinnati ties Charlotte 1-1

06/10/2017 10:17 PM

In his first start at Nippert Stadium, Justin Hoyte scored his first goal for FC Cincinnati. The equalizer gave Cincinnati momentum entering the second half but the match ultimately ended in a 1-1 draw. Cincinnati was hoping for a win in their return to Nippert Stadium after a loss on the road last Saturday. Following the tie, a big week now lies ahead for FC Cincinnati. To kick off the week, the club will host a town hall on Monday... Read more 

FC Cincinnati defeats LouCity FC to advance in US Open Cup

05/31/2017 10:14 PM

FC Cincinnati will advance in the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup after defeating rival Louisville City FC 1-0 on Wednesday night. In the fourth round of the U.S. Open Cup, FC Cincinnati will host Major League Soccer and fellow Ohio club Columbus Crew SC on June 14. On the match-up, head coach Alan Koch said, “it’s huge. I think everybody knows where our club would like to go.” The match was chippy and intense, as expected. FCC pulled out the win... Read more 

FC Cincinnati wins third straight

05/27/2017 08:18 PM

FC Cincinnati improved their win streak to three games on Saturday by defeating Toronto FC II 1-0 in front of a crowd of 18,224. The win gives Cincinnati a 4-4-3 record as they move into fourth place in the Eastern Conference. FCC striker Danni Konig scored in the 18th minute with a header off a cross by left back Tyler Polak. The goal was one of just three shots in the first half and the only one on target. Konig... Read more 

Quintin Wilson excited to be a Kentucky Wildcat

05/22/2017 05:30 PM

On Mother’s Day, 2018 lineman Quintin Wilson announced his commitment to Kentucky via twitter. Wilson is a three-star center from Walnut Hills in Cincinnati, Ohio and chose UK over Cincinnati, Duke, Minnesota and Virginia among others. Wilson said something about Kentucky kept drawing him back and he ultimately couldn’t stay away. The offensive lineman was impressed by the coaching staff at UK and said it felt like family from the beginning.  Read more 

HS SOFTBALL | Boone County ready for postseason run

05/18/2017 07:24 PM

The Boone County softball team moved to 19-5-1 after last night’s win over Harrison County. The Lady Rebels have only lost to one other Northern Kentucky area team and are ready to make a run in the postseason.  Read more 

F.C. Cincinnati advances in U.S. Open Cup after 1-0 overtime win

05/17/2017 10:52 PM

It was a long night at Nippert Stadium without a goal scored until the 115th minute. In the second overtime period, Djiby Fall headed a game winner to defeat AFC Cleveland and advance F.C. Cincinnati to the third round of the U.S. Open Cup. FCC finished with 44 shots to Cleveland’s six. 16 of Cincinnati’s 44 shots were on frame. Djiby took at least 15 shots in his return to the field. He’s still in the middle of a six-match... Read more 

FC Cincinnati frustrated by officials in 2-0 loss

05/13/2017 08:27 PM

In a frustrating match for both FC Cincinnati and Orlando City B, FCC fell 2-0 on their home field. In his opening statement after the game, Head Coach Alan Koch said, “I’m not allowed to speak about the refs so I won’t… We preach consistency to our players… we expect the same from officials.” The match included nine yellow cards, including six for FC Cincinnati, as well as 35 total fouls. FCC defender and captain, Austin Berry, spoke about the... Read more