The Daily Northwestern

Volleyball: Cats hope to make championship for seniors

Sarah Kuta

November 18, 2009

Filed under Sports, Volleyball

Freshman libero Julie Chin thought she'd have a few months after the season to get used to graduating senior libero Kate Nobilio's absence. But on Saturday night, she got a taste of what next year will be like. Chin's first co...

Volleyball: Blockers are odd couple but net success

Katherine Driessen

November 11, 2009

Filed under Sports, Volleyball

Naomi Johnson and Sabel Moffett are both junior middle blockers who lead Northwestern in kills and blocks. The similarities end there.Johnson looms over the net with her 6-foot-3 frame and has a tendency to notch sneaky kills. Mo...

Volleyball: NU splits weekend with duo of Great Lakes State schools

Sarah Kuta

November 7, 2009

Filed under Sports, Volleyball

Coach Keylor Chan is perfectly fine with a little bullying, especially if it means a Big Ten win.Northwestern lost the opening set to Michigan State 20-25, but managed to push around the Spartans in the last three sets (25-23, 2...

Volleyball: Senior shakes off past surgery

Sarah Kuta

November 4, 2009

Filed under Sports, Volleyball

When she's not working on her kills and digs, or prepping for grad school in the library, you might see senior outside hitter Ariel Baxterbeck making her own peanut butter.As an environmental science and psychology major, one of th...

Volleyball: NU gains confidence from narrow wins

Katherine Driessen

October 31, 2009

Filed under Sports, Volleyball

For the Wildcats, there is nothing more familiar than winning a frantic, unpredictable five-set match.Of its four Big Ten wins this season, Northwestern has won them all in five-set nailbiters."We like to win in a dramatic fa...

Volleyball: NU loses pair of Big Ten road contests, Nobilio makes history

Sarah Kuta and Sarah Kuta

October 25, 2009

Filed under Sports, Volleyball

As far as coach Keylor Chan is concerned, Northwestern never got off the bus Friday night in Iowa City, Iowa. That night, the Wildcats fell to the Hawkeyes in three sets."We were just going through the motions," junior middle bl...

Volleyball: Chan collects 150th career W, Cats win Big Ten pair

Katherine Driessen

October 11, 2009

Filed under Sports, Volleyball

Both of the Wildcats' first two Big Ten wins were five-set nail biters at Welsh-Ryan Arena this weekend. What Northwestern's wins really had in common was a whole lot of Sabel Moffett."Sabel Moffett was really the turning point for...

Volleyball: Cats look for first Big Ten season win

Katherine Driessen

October 7, 2009

Filed under Sports, Volleyball

Despite losing its first four conference games and sitting in last place in the Big Ten, Northwestern is not quite ready to be labeled as the underdog."A lot of teams think of us as underdogs because we haven't won a lot," sen...

Volleyball: Chan’s crew swept in pair of weekend matches

Katherine Driessen and Katherine Driessen

September 27, 2009

Filed under Sports, Volleyball

Resiliency was in short order as Northwestern dropped every set en route to a pair of losses to Penn State and Ohio State in its conference opener this weekend."It was a matter of execution," coach Keylor Chan said. "We scout...