Weekend action

Women’s Soccer

Date: Oct. 30

Opponent: Idaho

Results: ISU 8, Idaho, 0

Highlights: The soccer team played it’s first ever night home game under the newly-added lights at Adelaide Street Field. 22 different Redbirds saw action Thursday night as they finished the regular season with a perfect 6-0 conference record.

Volleyball

Date: Oct. 31

Opponent: Indiana State

Results: ISU 3, Indiana State, 0

Highlights: The volleyball team has matched the program’s best start to a Missouri Valley Conference season with Friday’s win. Eliza Smith recorded a career-high 12 kills.

Swimming/Diving

Date: Nov. 1

Opponents: Southern Illinois, University of Illinois

Results: ISU 159.50, Southern Illinois 139.50

U of I 197, ISU 102

Highlights: Redbirds Courtney Taylor, Marissa Yontz and Rachel Root all turned in solid performances Saturday. Taylor won the 200-yard breaststroke, setting a new season best time of 2:22.18.

Thoughts from Coach: “This was a fantastic college meet and one of the best I have seen here at Illinois State,” Steve Paska, Head Coach said. “There were some really fast races and I have to give credit to the Fighting Illini. Hat’s off to Coach (Sue) Novitsky for setting four pool records. The Salukis had some really solid swims as well.”

Cross Country

Date: Nov. 1

Event: Missouri Valley Conference Cross Country Championships

Results: The women’s team came in second with 71 points. The men’s team came in fourth with 110 points.

Highlights: Kelly McShea and Ryan Rutherford both earned top-three finishes at the MVC Championships. McShea clocked a personal best 5,000 meter time of 17:10 for her third-place finish.

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