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Volleyball set to spike into action on Friday

By Mike Romor | August 29, 2013

After a season filled with ups and downs, volleyball is ready to kick off what might be another roller coaster ride.Ending on a disappointing loss in last season’s MAC Championship match, NIU looks to start out strong at home against some of the toughest...

Volleyball ends season with third visit to MAC title game, falls to Bowling Green

By Bob Kreider | November 18, 2012

It was a wild weekend for volleyball as it reached the MAC Championship for the third straight year. The Huskies (21-14, 10-6 MAC) faced off against the No. 5-seeded Akron Zips (16-13, 9-7 MAC) in the first round and defeated them in four sets, 20-25,...

Volleyball defeats Bowling Green on Senior Night

By Mike Romor | November 11, 2012

After a loss Thursday on the road against Western Michigan, NIU volleyball knew it had to end its weekend strong against the top team from the MAC East. NIU (19-13, 10-6 MAC) did just that, defeating Bowling Green (18-10, 13-3) on Senior Night in front...

Volleyball ends conference season this weekend

By Mike Romor | November 7, 2012

A trying conference season for NIU volleyball ends this weekend with two of the toughest matches of the year. The Huskies (18-12, 9-5 MAC) sit in second place in the MAC West behind only Western Michigan (18-9, 11-3), who they face off against in Kalamazoo,...

Volleyball sweeps Toledo, overcomes Ball State in road games

By Mike Romor | November 4, 2012

After splitting its two home matches last weekend, NIU volleyball knew what it had to get the job done on the road. The Huskies (18-12, 9-5 MAC) did just that, sweeping Toledo (8-19, 2-12) and downing Ball State (13-14, 6-8) 3-1. NIU opened strong against...

NIUs Mary Kurisch (10) goes to tip the ball over Kent States Maigan Larsen (7) as she blocks in the game Friday night.

Volleyball looks to take home a road victory in Toledo Friday

By Jacob Onak | October 31, 2012

NIU women’s volleyball will look to take on a struggling Toledo Rockets in MAC conference play, Friday in Ohio. The Huskies (16-12, 7-5 MAC) are coming off of a 3-0 win over Central Michigan, in coach Ray Gooden’s 400th career win. The Rockets (8-17,...

Volleyball splits weekend play, fall to Eastern Michigan, destroy Central Michigan

By Mike Romor | October 28, 2012

Heading into the weekend after a pair of disappointing road losses, NIU volleyball wanted to get back on track at home against a couple of its biggest MAC rivals. The Huskies (16-2, 7-5 MAC) opened the weekend with a loss for the second time this season...

Volleyball looks to take down Ohio

By Mike Romor | October 17, 2012

With this weekend marking a break in cross-divisional play for NIU volleyball, it will match up against a perpetual MAC contender. The Huskies (15-9, 6-2 MAC), currently tied atop the MAC West, aim to take down Ohio (12-8, 7-1) Friday. NIU will then play...

Volleyball sweeps it weekend matches, beats Akron saturday

By Mike Romor | October 14, 2012

After winning its previous two matches in a row, NIU volleyball took on Akron Saturday night. The Huskies (15-9, 6-2 MAC) took down the Zips (10-10, 3-5 MAC) at home 23-25, 25-18, 18-25, 25-23, 15-10. The win gave moved the Huskies into a three-way tie...

Volleyball takes success in stride, focuses on teamwork

By Mike Romor | October 8, 2012

Having won 55 matches over the past two seasons, NIU volleyball experienced its fair share of success. Now with three All-Americans gone, including setter and NCAA Woman of the Year finalist Kristin Hoffman, the Huskies have had to use a total team effort...

Volleyball splits weekend matches against W. Michigan, Miami-Ohio

By Mike Romor | October 7, 2012

After sweeping its MAC matches last weekend, NIU volleyball hoped for a repeat performance. The Huskies (13-9, 4-2 MAC) ended up splitting the pair of matches, losing at home before winning on the road. The Huskies hosted Western Michigan (11-7, 4-2 MAC)...

Panthers take care of volleyball

By Mike Romor | September 12, 2012

After winning the Missouri State Invitational over the weekend, NIU volleyball headed to Cedar Falls, Iowa, Tuesday for a showdown with one of the best teams in the Midwest. The Huskies (7-6) fell short against Northern Iowa (7-4) in an up-and-down four...