Pepperdine Holds On for 5-Set Win Over Northern Iowa
Four players with double-figure kills and five players with double-figure digs propelled the Pepperdine women’s volleyball team to a 3-2 win in the NCAA first round against higher-seeded Northern Iowa, putting the Waves into the second round for the first time since 2011.
UNI’s Thomas, Illinois State’s Pence & Jankiewicz, Bradley’s Thompson Honored by MVC
Co-champion UNI middle blocker Piper Thomas took home the MVC’s Player of the Year honors, while Bradley’s Hannah Thompson earned the conference’s Freshman of the Year award. Illinois State’s Courtney Pence earned the league’s Libero of the Year honor, while her Redbird teammate Stef Jankiewicz was tabbed Setter of the Year.
MVC Leader Northern Iowa to Face Bradley, Illinois State on Week 11
The UNI Panthers (12-0 MVC) are slated for a big week of Missouri Valley Conference play, taking on the league’s #2 and #3 teams in Illinois State and Bradley.
Marquette Rallies Past Northern Iowa in 4 in Non-Conference Tilt
Marquette outdid Northern Iowa in every facet of the game, snapping the Panthers’ 10-match win streak with a four-set comeback win.
MVC: RV UNI Survives at Missouri State for 9th-Straight Win
UNI continued its impressive streak to 9 wins in a row. The Panthers are perfect in Missouri Valley Conference play (9-0) and stand at 15-6 overall. Illinois State stayed in 2nd at 7-1 with a sweep of Loyola Saturday.
RV UNI Blows by Drake in MVC Opener
RV Northern Iowa got off to a strong start in Missouri Valley Conference play, notching a sweep of Drake on the road Friday night. The Panthers hit .216 and had 3 contribute double-figure kill totals to secure the victory.
Illinois Stays Perfect; Creighton, UNI also win at Illini Classic
The No. 6 Fighting Illini opened their home season with a sweep of Northern Iowa to stay perfect at 9-0. Meanwhile, the Panthers and Creighton each topped Lipscomb in sweeps to round out Day 1 of the tournament.
#24 Washington State Defeats #14 Northern Iowa Two Nights in a Row
All-American Taylor Mims led the Cougars to defeat Northern Iowa for the second time this weekend.
#24 Washington State Stuns #14 Northern Iowa in Cedar Falls
In its first ranked match of the season, No. 24 Washington State stunned No. 14 Northern Iowa, 3-1, inside the McLeod Center in Cedar Falls, Iowa. The Cougars were dominant on the block, notching 17 to the Panther’s 5.5.
Cyclones Down #14 UNI in Front of Sellout Crowd
It was a battle every step of the way, but Iowa State prevailed over 14th-ranked Northern Iowa, 3-0, in a front of a sellout crowd in Cedar Falls, Iowa.