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Volleyball beats Akron, advances to semifinals

Alexis “Pookie” Gonzalez
For the third straight year, the Northern Illinois volleyball team advanced to the Mid-American Conference Tournament semifinals with a 20-25, 25-20, 25-23, 25-18 win over No. 5 seed Akron Friday morning at SPIRE Institute The No. 4-seeded Huskies (20-13, 10-6 MAC) will play the winner of the No. 1 Ohio-No. 8 Ball State match in the…

Volleyball quartet earns All-MAC honors

Mary Kurisch
As chosen by the Mid-American Conference coaches, Sarah Angelos (Waukegan, Ill./Waukegan), Mary Kurisch (La Crosse, Wis./West Salem), Amber Walker (Juneau, Alaska/Juneau Douglas/Western Oregon) and Alexis Gonzalez (Fresno, Calif./Bullard) received All-MAC honors, the league announced today. Angelos and Kurisch were named first team performers, while Walker garnered second team status and Gonzalez earned an All-Freshman nod. NIU’s multiple…

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