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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,...

Ware, Kurisch take home Scholar-Athlete recognition

By Northern Star Staff | November 5, 2012

This weeks recipients of the NIU Scholar-Athletes of the week are Dominique Ware of football and Mary Kurisch of volleyball. The junior cornerback lead the Huskies with eight tackles in their 63-0 win over the Massachusetts Minutemen. This broke his previous...

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...

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 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 hopes to win pair of weekend games

By Mike Romor | October 11, 2012

Homecoming weekend will be significant for NIU volleyball as it looks to win a pair of cross-divisional MAC matches at home. The Huskies (13-9, 4-2 MAC) hope for their 11th win in their last 15 matches when they square off against Buffalo (7-11, 1-5 MAC)...

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)...

Women’s volleyball finishes trip with 8-6 record

By Mike Romor | September 23, 2012

Three weeks and two days later, it’s finally over. Volleyball’s 14-match road trip came to an end Saturday in Ypsilanti, Mich. The Huskies (10-8, 1-1 MAC) 3-0 loss to EMU (11-7, 1-1 MAC) may have been a disappointing ending note, but NIU finished...

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Volleyball kicks off MAC schedule

By Sean Anderson | September 20, 2012

Volleyball finishes its season-long 14-match, 23-day roadtrip this weekend with the opening of MAC play. The Huskies (9-7) will take on Central Michigan (6-5) Friday and Eastern Michigan (10-6) Saturday. “It has been a grind, but we are getting a lot...