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The independent student newspaper at the University of Illinois since 1871

The Daily Illini

The independent student newspaper at the University of Illinois since 1871

The Daily Illini

The independent student newspaper at the University of Illinois since 1871

The Daily Illini

Illinois volleyball looks to bounce back against Iowa

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Matt Stepp
Kennedy Collins and Brooke Mosher block a Northwestern dig at Huff Hall on Nov. 1..

Illinois volleyball (13-11, 8-6) looks to bounce back against Iowa (8-18, 0-14) after taking a straight-set loss against No. 2 Wisconsin. The game is the second of a three-game road series that sees Illinois travel to No. 1 Nebraska right after.

Last time out for the Illini, they lost in straight sets against the Badgers, being dominated in each set. The Illini did not score more than 13 points in any of the sets, while the Badgers went on multiple long-point runs.

Senior outside hitter Raina Terry led the Illini in kills with nine against the Badgers and also had a pair of aces against the Badgers. However, this was not enough to take them over the top against the Badgers. Fifth-year senior outside hitter Jessica Nunge also had a solid night against the Badgers. Nunge had 19 assists while putting up eight digs on the night.

Redshirt freshman middle blocker Cari Bohm led the Illini in blocks against the Badgers, with two in the match. Junior outside hitter Kayla Burbage and redshirt sophomore setter Brooke Mosher had a block apiece to add for the night.

Iowa lost to Michigan State in straight sets last time out. Redshirt senior Delaney McSweeney led the Hawkeyes in kills with eight against the Spartans.

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Freshman outside hitter Gabby Deery was also tied with the top of the team for kills. Deery had eight kills against the Spartans and also had 18 attacks.

Illinois is 70-14 against Iowa all-time, with the Illini having won the last 11 straight against the Hawkeyes. Head coach Chris Tamas is undefeated against them being 11-0.

The last time these two teams saw each other was Sept. 30 earlier this year. The Illini would win that match in a straight-set victory. Terry led the Illini in kills in that match, with 19 total, and Mosher had 10 digs in the match.

Redshirt freshman outside hitter Natalya Moravac led the Hawkeyes in kills with 15 against the Illini. Redshirt sophomore Libero Sydney Dennis led the Hawkeyes in digs with 21 in the match.

The Illini play in Iowa City at 6 p.m. in the Xtream Arena. The game will be played on B1G+ with a radio stream on WDWS 93.9 FM or 1400 AM.

 

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