Weekend action

Women’s Soccer

Date: Oct. 11

Opponent: Loyola

Results: ISU 2, Loyola 1

Highlights: Dagny Olson took a pass from Rachel Tejada and shot it through the left side of the net in overtime to secure the Redbird win.

Volleyball

Date: Oct. 10

Opponent: Bradley

Results: ISU 3, Bradley 0

Highlights: Jaelyn Keene hit a career-best hitting percentage with a .786 coming from 11 kills.

Date: Oct. 11

Opponent: Loyola

Results: ISU 3, Loyola 0

Highlights: With this win, the Redbirds remain undefeated in the MVC.

Coach’s thoughts: “Loyola played well and made us earn points tonight,” head coach Melissa Myers said.

Swimming/Diving

Date: Oct. 10

Results: ISU finished third out of four teams with a team score of 138 points

Highlights: Kristin Verkler led the second-place 2x500-yard freestyle relay with a personal-best time of 5:13.19. On the diving side, Redbird dup Molly Schatz and Wenting Zhang finished the 1-meter synchronized competition with a 522.29 score.

Coach’s thoughts: “Considering the girls swam anywhere from 2-5 relays, they maintained great focus throughout,” swimming coach Steve Paska said.

“Anytime you leave your home pool it is a great learning experience,” diving coach Phil Hoffman said.

Football Preview

Date: Oct. 18

Opponent: Western Illinois

Highlights: This will be the Redbirds’ second-straight away game where they will defend their undefeated record. Kickoff is scheduled for 3 p.m. at Hanson Field in Macomb, Ill.

Players to watch: ISU runningback Marshaun Coprich has ran for at least 100 yards every game this year and will try to make it six in a row this Saturday.

Ryann Hoffenberg/ Sports Editor

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