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Huskies lose twice at home, see losing streak extend

By 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...

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

By 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...

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.

Huskies earn Homecoming royalty with two MAC victories

By 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...

Huskies travel for two MAC matches against East division opponents

By 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...

Senior setter Amanda Krahl jump sets junior middle blocker Kennedy Wallace Aug. 30 in a 3-1 loss to Southern Illinois University - Edwardsville.

Volleyball wins first road game, levels 2-2 in conference play

By Justin Kelley | October 6, 2019

DeKALB — Inconsistency continues to weigh down the volleyball team, as the Huskies were blanked Friday against Ball State University, losing 3-0, but bounced back Saturday with a dominant 3-1 victory over University of Toledo.Match OneBall State came...

Senior middle blocker Brinley Milbrath goes up Aug. 30 for a swing in a match against Southern Illinois University - Edwardsville in an eventual 3-1 loss to the Cougars at Victor E. Court at the Convocation Center in Dekalb.

Volleyball splits two MAC weekend matches, Karlen honored for 1000 milestone

By Justin Kelley | September 30, 2019

DeKALB — The volleyball team kicked off Mid-American Conference play splitting games against Central Michigan University and Eastern Michigan University.Head Coach Ray Gooden said his team is learning from every match played including during the Huskies'...

Women’s volleyball hosts Central Michigan for MAC opener

By Justin Kelley | September 26, 2019

DeKALB — The volleyball team has a chance to redeem itself after a rough start to the season with 3-11 record in non-conference play. The Huskies face off against the Central Michigan University Chippewas in their opening match of Mid-American Conference...

Senior setter Amanda Krahl jump sets junior middle blocker Kennedy Wallace Aug. 30 in a 3-1 loss to Southern Illinois University - Edwardsville.

Volleyball not enough for South Dakota and Bradley, open MAC Friday

By Justin Kelley | September 20, 2019

DeKALB — Two three-set losses plagued the volleyball team when it participated in the Bradley University tournament, losing 3-0 Friday to University of South Dakota, and 3-0 Saturday to the Bradley Braves.The Bradley tournament was the last of the Huskies’...

The womens volleyball team waits for the beginning of a match Saturday against Niagara University in San Antonio.

Huskies snap losing streak at Cardinal Challenge

By Justin Kelley | September 16, 2019

DeKALB — Junior liberio Miranda Karlen surpassed the 1,000 dig mark over the weekend at Cardinal Challenge.Head coach Ray Gooden talked to NIU athletics about Karlen’s accomplishment.“It’s nice for Miranda to reach that milestone,” Gooden said....

Sophomore setter Grace Balensiefer positions her feet for a set during warmups Aug. 30 against Southern Illinois University - Edwardsville at Victor E. Court.

Volleyball loses at home to Texas Tech

By Northern Star Sports Staff | September 9, 2019

DeKALB — A fifth straight loss by the volleyball team has set the Huskies to 2-6 this season, after losing at home Monday to Texas Tech University. The Huskies are now 2-2 in their last four home matches, a home-best since 2016.The Huskies battled with...

Head Coach Ray Gooden directs his team during the University of Toledo match Sep. 21, 2018.

Volleyball program eager for start of season

By Maddie Barrett | August 26, 2019

DeKALB — After an up-and-down season in 2018, Head Coach Ray Gooden has a positive outlook for this season and is looking forward to working with the incoming players.“The vast majority [of players on our team] are pretty young,” Gooden said. “We’re...

Volleyball falls to Bowling Green

By Khobi Price | November 4, 2018

The volleyball team returned to Victor E. Court after its five-game road trip with its second home loss of the season to the Bowling Green State University Falcons (26-28, 20-25, 17-25) Saturday.The Huskies (10-19, 8-6 Mid-American Conference) fell to...