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Meghan Romo
The Northern Illinois women’s volleyball team spoiled Central Michigan’s 2011 Mid-American Conference tournament championship celebration night with an 18-25, 25-16, 30-28, 25-22 win Friday night at a raucous McGuirk Arena. The Huskies (10-7, 1-0 MAC) won their MAC opener over the Chippewas (6-6, 0-1 MAC) fueled by motivation from last year’s MAC title match loss...
MacKenzie Roddy
For the third time in less than 24 hours, the Northern Illinois volleyball team played another match and battled for a comeback 20-25, 25-21, 22-25, 25-22, 15-11 win Saturday afternoon over Bradley at Renaissance Coliseum during the CEFCU Classic. The Huskies (9-7) made up for a 24-17 attack error disadvantage with edges over the Braves...
Alexis “Pookie” Gonzalez
The Northern Illinois volleyball team dropped a 19-25, 15-25, 25-11, 18-25 decision to Northern Iowa Tuesday night at McLeod Center as the Huskies (7-6) gave the Panthers (7-4) all they could handle in their home opener in front of nearly 2,700 fans. A long and successful weekend at Missouri State had NIU entering the contest...
Mary Kurisch
Despite being down 2-1 in the match, the Northern Illinois volleyball team gutted out a five-set win over Missouri State Saturday night at Hammons Student Center to complete a perfect 4-0 weekend and claim MSU’s Dr. Mary Jo Wynn/DoubleTree Hotel Invitational. The 25-16, 20-25, 17-25, 25-19, 15-13 win moves the Huskies to 7-5 on the...
Sarah Angelos (No. 6)
The Northern Illinois volleyball team improved to 3-0 at Missouri State’s Dr. Mary Jo Wynn/DoubleTree Hotel Invitational Saturday afternoon after taking down Connecticut in four sets at Hammons Student Center. The 25-17, 24-26, 25-20, 25-23 win moved NIU to 6-5 on the year and dropped UCONN to 6-5. “I’m really happy about the positive play...
Sarah Angelos
A 35-minute severe weather delay to the beginning of the match did nothing to affect the Northern Illinois volleyball team‘s performance in a 3-0 sweep of New Orleans at Missouri State’s Dr. Mary Jo Wynn/DoubleTree Hotel Invitational Friday evening at Hammons Student Center. The Huskies (5-5) climbed back to .500 on the season as the...
Sue Hayes
The Northern Illinois volleyball team opened up its first West Coast trip since 1997 with its first sweep of 2012 as the Huskies (3-2) topped Nevada (1-3), 25-20, 25-16, 26-24, to open Pacific’s Community Bankers Classic Friday evening at Alex G. Spanos Center. The key to NIU’s second straight victory was the stellar performance the...
Alexis “Pookie” Gonzalez
Nearly two hours after enduring a grueling five-set loss to Wichita State, the Northern Illinois volleyball team gave it all they had but simply ran out of gas on Saturday evening at Victor E. Court against a stout New Mexico State team that has been to the NCAA Tournament five times since 2003. Motivated by...
NIU Huskies volleyball team
The Northern Illinois volleyball team welcomed a new season in style as the Huskies won a hard-fought 3-2 contest over North Dakota State to open the NIU Invitational as 11th-year head coach Ray Gooden pulled the string before the match to unravel NIU’s 2011 MAC Championship banner in the rafters of Victor E. Court Friday...
NIU volleyball team
The last two seasons have seemingly brought NIU volleyball back to the “glory days” of the 1990s dominant decade (24.5 wins per year, seven first-place conference finishes, three NCAA tournaments) as the Huskies’ 55 wins over the last two seasons were last matched in 1992-93 (62 wins). With its first Mid-American Conference regular season championship...
Behind a phenomenal performance by reigning Mid-American Conference Player of the Year Lauren Wicinski, the Northern Illinois volleyball team topped Toledo 3-1 at Savage Arena Saturday evening. Wicinski totaled a career-best 39 kills and hit .484 to lead the Huskies (13-5, 2-2 MAC) to an important split in their first MAC road weekend. The reigning...
Behind a solid .319 hitting percentage, the Northern Illinois women’s volleyball team won its season opener at the annual NIU Invitational in a 3-1 decision over IUPUI Friday afternoon at Victor E. Court. Conversely, the Huskies (1-0) held the Jaguars (0-1) to a .160 hitting percentage and tallied eight blocks as a team to cruise...
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