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Volleyball set to host Western Michigan in last home game

Kyle Mathas

November 14, 2019

DeKALB — The volleyball team will host the Western Michigan University Broncos in its last home match of the season Thursday.Heading into the matchup, the Huskies have a chance at leveling their home record this season. NIU is currently 5-6 at Victor E. Court, and a win against the Broncos will snap a two...

Huskies lose twice at home, see losing streak extend

Marcel Carrasco

November 11, 2019

DeKALB — The volleyball team has struggled this season and its record is clear evidence.The Huskies have picked up five victories in the Mid-American Conference this season and sit at third place in the West division with a 5-9 record.The Huskies first lost Friday to the University of Toledo before los...

Volleyball drops two road losses, lose West division title hopes

Junior middle blocker Kennedy Wallace and sophomore setter Grace Balensiefer await an opponent's attack Oct. 25 during NIU's 3-1 victory against Kent State University at the Convocation Center.

Justin Kelley

November 4, 2019

DeKALB — The volleyball team fell short in two-away matches Friday and Saturday and now are out of contention to win the Mid-American Conference West division. NIU was swept in the matches, losing to the Eastern Michigan University Eagles and Central Michigan University Chippewas 3-0.Before the roa...

Volleyball to play two road MAC matches, Karlen, Balensiefer win conference awards

Justin Kelley

November 1, 2019

DeKALB — Junior libero Miranda Karlen and sophomore setter Grace Balensiefer earned Mid American Conference honors for their performances Friday and Saturday, which led to wins over Kent State University and Ohio University.Karlen was named MAC West division defensive player of the week after recordin...

Huskies earn Homecoming royalty with two MAC victories

Senior setter Amanda Krahl (left), has a word with junior libero Miranda Karlen Friday during an eventual 3-1 victory against Kent State University at Victor E. Court.

Justin Kelley

October 28, 2019

DeKALB — Homecoming week brought out the best of the volleyball team as the Huskies won Friday against Kent State University and Saturday against Ohio University.The Huskies won both matches in four sets, the second time this season the team has won back-to-back matches. Kaitlyn Bell, first-year out...

Huskies beat Kent State in first of two Homecoming weekend matches, host Ohio next

Senior setter Amanda Krahl (left), has a word with junior libero Miranda Karlen Friday during an eventual 3-1 victory against Kent State University at Victor E. Court.

Justin Kelley

October 25, 2019

DeKALB — Kaitlyn Bell, first year outside hitter, anchored the Huskies’ offense Friday in a 3-1 victory over Kent State University at Victor E. Court. Friday kicked off one of two Homecoming matches for NIU. Kent State came out very aggressive in the first set, gaining an 8-3 advantage early. NI...

Volleyball holds a 2-1 lead over Kent State

Justin Kelley

October 25, 2019

DeKALB — The Kent State University Golden Flashes came out very aggressive in the first set, gaining an 8-3 early. NIU edged closer late in the set, after a monster block by first-year outside hitter Peyton Tilly and sophomore middle blocker Jasmine Kemp making it 18-16. NIU completed the comeback...

Huskies had no answers against Bowling Green in home loss

Huskies had no answers against Bowling Green in home loss

Jarrett Huff

October 25, 2019

Senior defender Lauren Neslund addresses the Huskies Thursday during an eventual loss to Bowling Green State University at the Soccer and Track and Field Complex.

Gooden says team is eager to defend home court, Huskies to play twice during Homecoming week

Justin Kelley

October 23, 2019

DeKALB — The volleyball team is in position to rebound from back-to-back Mid-American Conference road losses Friday against University of Akron and Saturday against University of Buffalo.NIU was swept in both matches, bringing its record to 6-16 on the season and 3-4 in the MAC.Winning is not guaranteed...

This week in NIU Athletics (10/22 – 10/27)

This week in NIU Athletics (10/22 -  10/27)

Kyle Mathas

October 21, 2019

DeKALB —  Women’s Tennis will finish its play in the ITA Regional and the football team will play Saturday against the University of Akron for the 113th homecoming game. This week in NIU athletics (Oct. 21-Oct. 27) Women’s TennisThe Huskies will finish play in the ITA Regional in East Lansi...

Volleyball blanked in two road MAC games

Justin Kelley

October 21, 2019

DeKALB — The volleyball team remains in third place in the Mid-American Conference West Division despite dropping two away games Friday and Saturday. The Huskies lost Friday in three sets to the University of Akron Zips and Saturday against the University of Buffalo Bulls.Sophomore setter Grace Bal...

Huskies travel for two MAC matches against East division opponents

Justin Kelley

October 18, 2019

DeKALB — The Huskies will be tested on their two-game road trip, facing Mid-American Conference East division leader, the Akron University Zips Friday before heading east to Buffalo, New York, where the Huskies will face the University of Buffalo Bulls Saturday. Buffalo is currently last place in t...