What You Missed:
Opponent: Northern Illinois University (NIU)
Result: 4-1 W
Highlights: Despite a disappointing 0-2 record in exhibition play this offseason, the Redbirds were able to start the regular season off with an impressive win. ISU’s Dagny Olson led the way Friday afternoon scoring a goal and assisting on another in the lady Redbirds’ 4-1 victory over the Huskies. Rachel Tejada also added a goal, her first of the season, pushing her within five goals of the all-time program record.
Opponent: Central Michigan
Score: W 5-1
Highlights: The lady Redbirds continued their offensive dominance Sunday with a 5-1 win over the Central Michigan Chippewas. Hannah Leinert led the Redbirds with 2 goals and 1 assist. Emily Dickman also added a goal, the first of her collegiate career. Despite not having to make a save, ISU goalie Amy Newsom became the program leader in wins with 37.
Match-up: Annual Red and White Scrimmage
Results: White Team won 2 sets to 1.
Highlights: The White team won in a best-of-three-sets scrimmage against the Red team with scores of 25-17, 19-25 and 28-26. Freshman Jaelyn Keene led the way with nine kills for the White team. The Red team was highlighted by Emily Schneider who led the team with 11 kills and nine blocks. The lady Redbirds will open up the 2014 regular season Aug. 29 at the Oregon Tournament against Central Arkansas.