THIS WEEK IN HUSKIE ATHLETICS – Sept. 26, 2022

September 27, 2022

Common | September 26

DeKALB, Sick. – Eight Northern Illinois College groups compete this week. Girls’s golf kicks issues off as they compete in The Johnie Imes Invitational Monday by Wednesday. Volleyball appears to increase its win streak to seven as they host Western Michigan Tuesday evening. Males’s soccer heads to Madison to face Wisconsin Wednesday evening whereas ladies’s soccer has a highway journey at Ball State Thursday. Girls’s tennis kicks its season off Friday by Sunday on the MSU Spartan Invitational. Volleyball has a fast turnaround as they head to Buffalo for a two-day doubleheader. Cross nation travels south for the Stay in Louisville Basic Saturday and soccer faces Ball State on the highway Saturday. Males’s golf concludes the week Sunday by Monday on the Marquette Intercollegiate.

Soccer

Saturday, Oct. 1: at Ball State, 1 p.m. – ESPN+ | Stay Audio | Stay Stats  

The NIU soccer group begins the protection of its MAC title Saturday when it travels to Ball State within the Battle for the Bronze Stalk. The Huskies regained the Bronze Stalk final season after John Richardson’s 32-yard discipline purpose as time expired gave NIU a 30-29 lead over the Cardinals. NIU took #8 Kentucky to the wire final week however misplaced to the Wildcats 31-23. The protection held Kentucky to beneath 100 yards speeding and had 5 sacks within the recreation. Linebacker Daveren Rayner was named MAC West Defensive Participant of the Week after having 10 tackles, together with a sack, towards Kentucky. Punter Tom Foley earned Particular Groups Participant of the Week honors after averaging over 47 yards per punt with three contained in the 20-yard line. A full preview can be out there on NIUHuskies.com later within the week.

Volleyball

Tuesday, Sept. 27: vs. Western Michigan, 6 p.m. – ESPN+ | Stay Stats

Friday, Sept. 30: at Buffalo, 6 p.m. – ESPN+ | Stay Stats

Saturday, Oct. 1: at Buffalo, 1 p.m. – Stay Video | Stay Stats

Using its longest win streak since 2016, the NIU volleyball group appears to maintain its momentum going as they host Western Michigan Tuesday night at Victor E. Court docket. The match, which can broadcast reside on ESPN+, is ready to start at 6 p.m. The Huskies are coming off a two-win weekend after internet hosting the Akron Zips final Friday and Saturday. NIU swept the Zips in straight units in every match to enhance to 9-3 total. Charli Atiemo led the Huskies on offense with 23 kills (3.83/set) by the 2 matches whereas Sammi Lockwood was stout on the defensive facet of the courtroom after tallying 9 blocks (1.5/set). Ella Mihacevich posted 66 assists (11/set) and prolonged her streak of 30+ help performances 10-straight.

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Males’s Golf

Sunday and Monday, Oct. 2-3: at Marquette Intercollegiate – Stay Scoring

NIU Males’s Golf is again in motion October 2-3 on the Marquette Intercollegiate at Milwaukee Nation Membership. Sophomore Ben Sluzas was the Huskies’ prime finisher ultimately weekend’s William H. Tucker Intercollegiate at New Mexico, tying for forty fifth. After a gap spherical 78, Sluzas carded back-to-back even par rounds of 72 to complete at six-over for the match. 4 of Sluzas’ 5 rounds to start out the season have been even par or decrease. Luc Warnock and Tommy Dunsire each completed within the top-30 ultimately yr’s Marquette Intercollegiate at Erin Hills.

Males’s Soccer

Wednesday, Sept. 28: at Wisconsin, 7 p.m. – BTN+ | Stay Stats

Sunday, Oct. 2: at Akron, 6 p.m. – ESPN+ | Stay Stats

A pair of highway video games await the NIU males’s soccer group this week as they journey to Wisconsin on Wednesday (Sept. 28) and Akron on Sunday (Oct. 2). The Huskies enter the week with a 3-3-2 report after struggling a setback on the highway at Western Michigan of their convention opener final Friday (Sept. 28). Wednesday’s recreation towards Wisconsin is the primary common season assembly between the Huskies and Badgers since 2010. Wisconsin comes into the match with a 3-4 report beneath first-year head coach Neil Jones. Akron is 4-2-2 total after falling at Penn State, 1-0, on Sunday (Sept. 25), the Zips entered final week ranked fifteenth within the United Soccer Coaches nationwide rankings.

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Girls’s Soccer

Thursday, Sept. 29: at Ball State, 3 p.m. – ESPN+ | Stay Stats

Sunday, Oct. 2: vs. Central Michigan, 1 p.m. – Stay Video | Stay Stats

Coming off a 2-0 victory at Toledo on Sunday (Sept. 25), the NIU ladies’s soccer group can be again on the highway on Thursday afternoon (Sept. 29) because it travels to Ball State. Kierah Meier and Reegan Kingpavong every discovered the again of the web and Deighton Wamer made six saves within the shutout win over the Rockets. The Huskies improved to 4-3-2 with the victory at Toledo, all 4 of NIU’s wins this season have come away from residence. Ball State enters Thursday’s recreation with a 2-3-4 total report, together with a 1-0-1 mark in convention play. Following the journey to Muncie, NIU returns residence to host Central Michigan on Sunday (Oct. 2), the Chippewas are at present 1-6-2, 0-1-1 within the league.

Cross Nation

Saturday, Oct. 1: at Stay in Louisville Basic – Stay Video | Stay Outcomes

The NIU cross nation group will head to Louisville, Ky., on Saturday (Oct. 1) to compete within the twenty first Annual Stay in Lou Cross Nation Basic at E.P. “Tom” Sawyer State Park. One of many largest meets within the nation, the Stay in Lou Basic options six totally different collegiate races, with three males’s and three ladies’s competitions. The Huskies can be working within the ladies’s gold race, scheduled to start at 9:15 a.m. Final trip, two Huskies completed within the top-10 on the Tom Hoffman Invitational, Brooke Valentine turned in a sixth-place end whereas Pleasure Jackson claimed ninth.

Girls’s Golf

Monday-Wednesday, Sept. 26-28: at The Johnie Imes Invitational – Stay Scoring

Girls’s golf continues its fall season at The Johnie Imes Invitational Sept. 26-28 on the Membership at Outdated Hawthorne in Columbia, Mo. The group is coming off a 33-over 885 efficiency on the Coeur D’Alene Collegiate Invitational the place Jasmine Ly paced the group at 5-over 128 and tied for 21st. Final yr, the Huskies took seventh out of a discipline of 14 groups in The Johnie Imes Invitational. Ly tied for fourth and was 4-under 212 to guide NIU.

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Girls’s Tennis

Friday-Sunday, Sept. 30–Oct. 1: at MSU Spartan Invitational

Coach Eric Burns‘ squad opens the autumn match season on the MSU Spartan Invitational with 9 gamers touring to East Lansing to compete within the flighted match towards gamers from Michigan, Notre Dame, DePaul and host Michigan State, in addition to MAC foes Toledo, Bowling Inexperienced and Western Michigan, amongst others. The Huskies posted a 17-11 twin match report final spring to earn its most twin match wins in 31 years and don’t return a senior in 2022-23. The veteran group is led by juniors Diana Lukyanova (Moscow, Russia) and Anastasia Rakita (Moscow Russia) and sophomore Erika Dimitriev (Toronto, Ontario, Canada/North Toronto Collegiate) whereas the signing class of newcomers – McKenna Chudy (Rancho Santa Margarita, Calif./Trabuco Hills HS), Lauren Littell (Carmel, Ind./Carmel HS), Jenna Horne (Glenview, IL- Glenbrook South HS), Isabella Righi (Palma de Mallorca, Spain/IES Centre De Tecnificacio Esportiva IB) and Nataly Miroslavova Ninova (Palma de Mallorca, Spain- IES Centre De Tecnificacio Esportiva IB) – was ranked thirty sixth nationally by Tennisrecruiting.internet final spring.  A recap of the match motion can be posted on NIUHuskies.com Sunday.