Northeastern women’s volleyball sweeps Elon in weekend wins


Hunter Peters

Northeastern volleyball will take on James Madison on Oct. 30.

Annah Chaya, news staff

Northeastern University women’s volleyball (11-9, 7-3 CAA) took on Elon University (13-9, 8-4 CAA) for the first time this season Oct. 23 and 24 at the Cabot Center. The victory over Elon in both games sent NU into a three-game winning streak after a season filled with constant ups and downs. 

On Oct. 16, NU experienced a devastating 3-0 loss against University of Delaware (11-10, 6-6 CAA). Delaware swept all three sets with scores of 25-20, 25-23 and 25-22. 

The Huskies turned the weekend around and began their winning streak the following day, with a 3-0 win against the Blue Hens with scores of 25-21, 25-20 and 25-23. 

Subsequently, the streak continued on Oct. 23 in an intense game between the Huskies and the Elon Phoenix. The game consisted of five sets, instead of the typical three, ending with a NU win of 3-2. Each set contained a constant back and forth of the scores and extreme concentration and persistence from both sides of the net. 

Elon took the first and third set both ending with a score of 25-23. NU took the second set 25-22 and the fourth set 25-19. The two-set tie forced a fifth set which finished in the Huskies’ favor 15-9. 

After the remarkable win the previous day, NU swept all three sets Oct. 24 winning the first two sets 25-21 and the third set 25-18. 

Elon has been at the top of the CAA this entire season and has not lost since Oct. 9 against James Madison University (13-5, 7-3 CAA). Until this past weekend, Elon was on a three-game winning streak, consisting of three sweeps. 

With the season coming to a close in less than a month, the Huskies remain in good CAA standings for the CAA Championships occurring on Nov. 18 through Nov. 21. With a current conference win-loss of 7-3 and overall season win-loss of 11-9, the Huskies just made the tournament cut line — coming in fourth after Elon, James Madison and Towson University (19-3, 7-3 CAA). 

The team will face off against James Madison University Oct. 30 in Harrisburg, Virginia.