Redbird Report

ISU Swimming and Diving Team captures second place at Dennis Stark Relays

The Redbirds ended its first event strong at the Dennis Stark Relays, placing second, ahead of Wright State and IUPUI with a total of 160 points.

Coach’s Comments

“This was a great start to our season, from both a team and racing perspective. We saw a lot of individuals being aggressive early in their races, and that set a good tempo for us early on.” - Swimming Head Coach Scott Cameron

Volleyballers are 3-3 in MVC Conference

The Redbirds improve their MVC record to 3-3 after sweeping Bradley at Peoria Saturday, but losing to the Loyola Ramblers in three sets Friday. Ashley Rosch and Aly Dawson delivered great results in the games with a total of 43 kills.

Women’s Soccer shuts out Northern Iowa; Improve to 2-1 in MVC

The Redbirds shut out the Northern Iowa Panthers, 2-0, and outshot them 21-9 with 11 shots on goal. Redbird goalkeeper Vanessa Niestrom was not challenged throughout the first half and the two goals were made by Lauren Koehl and Kelli Zickert.

Men’s Tennis completes second day at Hidden Dual Tournament

Redbird Men’s Tennis finished the second day of the Drake Hidden Dual tournament Saturday with a 3-9 record of Singles matches and a record of 0-3 at Doubles matches. Although the tournament is unsanctioned, Christoffer Greve led the team in Singles picking up two of the three victories. The tournament will conclude today.

Softball team finishes fall season with a doubleheader

The Lady Redbirds wrapped up the fall season with a 1-1 record at a doubleheader against Wisconsin. The Redbirds won the first game, 4-2, but lost the second, 9-5.

By The Numbers

131 Total rushing yards by senior running back Marshaun Coprich during the Redbirds' thrilling 31-29 victory over the Youngstown State Penguins.

MVFC Scores

Illinois State 31, Youngstown State 29

North Dakota State 31, Northern Iowa 28

Southern Illinois 73, Missouri State 26

Western Illinois 40, South Dakota 21

South Dakota State 24, Indiana State 7

MVFC Standings

Illinois State - 4-1; (2-0)

North Dakota State – 4-1; (2-0)

Western Illinois - 3-2; (2-0)

South Dakota State - 4-1; (1-1)

Indiana State - 3-2; (1-1)

Youngstown State - 3-2; (1-1)

Southern Illinois - 2-3; (1-1)

Northern Iowa - 2-3; (0-2)

South Dakota - 2-3; (0-2)

Missouri State - 1-4; (0-2)


Cross Country

Both teams will return to Peoria to compete in the Bradley Classic at 4:25 p.m. Friday.


The Redbirds will hit the road to Springfield, Mo., to take on MVC opponent Missouri State at 2 p.m. Saturday.


ISU will travel to Springfield, Mo., to take on MVC opponent Missouri State at 6 p.m. Saturday.


The Lady Redbirds will hit the road to Kirksville, MO., to compete against the swimmers and divers of Truman State at 5 p.m. Friday.


ISU will come back home to continue their MVC match-ups against Evansville at 7 p.m. Saturday and Southern Illinois at 7 p.m. Sunday.

Women’s Golf

The Lady Redbirds will travel to Pinehurst, N.C. to compete its last tournament of the fall, the Pinehurst Invitational Monday.

Jake Klassen is a sports reporter at The Vidette. He can be reached by email at and found on Twitter @jklass350.

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