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Feeding off the energy of a raucous Victor E. Court crowd, the Northern Illinois volleyball team gave No. 3 USC all it could handle Saturday afternoon, but the Huskies fell, 3-1. The loss drops the Huskies to 3-3 on the year, while the Trojans move to 6-0. Despite being even in many statistical categories, USC...
Justine Schepler
The Northern Illinois volleyball team went the distance for the third time in five matches Wednesday night at Victor E. Court, but emerged victorious by defeating Western Illinois, 3-2. The win pushes NIU’s record to 3-2 on the season, while WIU drops to 2-2. The Huskie defense was the story of the game with 77...
Paige Dacanay
Despite a valiant comeback in the fourth set, the Northern Illinois volleyball team could not rally Monday afternoon at Victor E. Court as they fell to the Missouri State Bears, 3-1. The loss drops the Huskies to 2-2 on the season, while Missouri State moves to 3-1. NIU had three players with double-digit kills on...
Justine Schepler
The Northern Illinois volleyball team is once again predicted to finish near the top of the conference in 2013, as the Huskies were picked second in the Mid-American Conference’s West Division by the league’s coaches. NIU received four first place votes in the poll and was one of four schools that received votes to win...
MacKenzie Roddy
With 20-plus wins in each of the last three seasons and three consecutive Mid-American Conference title match berths, the Northern Illinois volleyball team again looks the part of a conference title contender in 2013. Head coach Ray Gooden enters his 12th season at the helm – tied for the longest tenure in program history –...
Sarah Angelos
The Northern Illinois volleyball team officially began their 2013 campaign Friday, as the team reported to campus in preparation for the preseason. The team went 21-15 a season ago under head coach Ray Gooden – the team’s third consecutive 20-win season – and advanced to the MAC Championship match for the third year in a...
Mary Kurisch
A true team effort pushed the Northern Illinois volleyball team to its third straight Mid-American Conference Tournament championship match as the No. 4 seed Huskies (21-13, 10-6 MAC) overcame a 0-2 deficit to No. 1 seed Ohio 23-25, 21-25, 25-18, 25-22, 15-11 Saturday afternoon at SPIRE Institute in the semifinals. NIU will face No. 2...
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....
Volleyball seniors Sam Grams, Sue Hayes, Mary Kurisch, Meghan Romo and Amber Walker.
The Northern Illinois volleyball team ended the Mid-American Conference regular season on a high note Saturday night by taking down Bowling Green, the team in the MAC with the second most league wins, in four sets on Senior Night at Victor E. Court. The Huskies (19-13, 10-6 MAC) used strong serving – 9-3 aces edge...
Amber Walker
Something had to give as Northern Illinois and Western Michigan entered Thursday night’s Mid-American Conference West Division showdown at University Arena on three- and four-match winning streaks, respectively. Unfortunately for the Huskies (18-13, 9-6 MAC) the Broncos (19-9, 12-3 MAC) stayed undefeated at home (7-0) for a 23-25, 26-24, 25-21, 29-27 win. Coming into the...
From left: Meghan Romo, Mary Kurisch, Alexis “Pookie” Gonzalez and Justine Schepler celebrate a Huskie volleyball victory.
Back on the right track, the Northern Illinois volleyball team completed a perfect road weekend Sunday afternoon with a 25-14, 25-20, 25-21 sweep of Ball State at Worthen Arena in Mid-American Conference West Division action. The Huskies (18-12, 9-5 MAC) earned their fourth straight win over the Cardinals (13-14, 6-8 MAC), and third straight win...
Mary Kurisch
The Northern Illinois volleyball team started a three-match Mid-American Conference West Division road trip on the right foot Friday night with a 25-19, 25-21, 20-25, 25-21 win over Toledo at Savage Arena. The Huskies (17-12, 8-5 MAC) racked up .225 to .171 hitting, 7-3 aces and 18-5 blocking advantages to earn their 13th win in...
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