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Volleyball falls to Northwestern to close NIU Invitational

Anna Brereton
The NIU volleyball team wrapped up the NIU Invitational with a 3-0 setback to Northwestern on Saturday night at Victor E. Court inside the NIU Convocation Center. Senior outside hitter Mackenzie Roddy (San Bernardino, Calif./Cajon) and sophomore outside hitter Mary Grace Kelly (Strongsville, Ohio/Walsh Jesuit) each had 11 kills to pace the Huskies. With its win, Northwestern…

Colorado outlasts volleyball in five-set thriller

T'ara-Austin
The NIU volleyball team led 8-2 in the fifth set, but was unable to hold off a late surge by Colorado, falling to the Buffaloes in five sets, 26-28, 25-18, 25-20, 21-25, 15-12, on Saturday afternoon in the NIU Invitational. Senior outside hitter Mackenzie Roddy (San Bernardino, Calif./Cajon) led the way for NIU with 29 kills…

Volleyball adds Matt Sprague to coaching staff

Matt Sprague
The Northern Illinois University volleyball team has added Matt Sprague as an assistant coach, NIU head coach Ray Gooden announced Tuesday. Sprague comes to NIU from Saint Louis, where he served as a volunteer assistant last season. “We’re really excited to have Matt join the program,” Gooden said. “We think he has a lot of qualities that…

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