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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

Illinois volleyball looks for win against Ohio State after loss to Nebraska

Illinois volleyball (14-12, 9-7) looks to bounce back against Ohio State (10-15, 7-9) after falling in four sets to No. 1 Nebraska. The match will be a revenge opportunity for Illinois, after falling in four sets to Ohio State on Oct. 13.

The last time out for the Illini, they struggled early on against the Cornhuskers before taking a victory in set three and ultimately falling in the fourth. Senior outside hitter Raina Terry was the standout for the Illini against the Huskers. Terry led the team in kills with 20 to go along with four digs.

Redshirt sophomore setter Brooke Mosher was a big help to Terry’s 20 kills. Mosher put up 33 assists against Nebraska, the highest on the team, with junior defensive specialist Caroline Barnes second with four assists on the night.

Barnes led the team in digs with 14 against the Cornhuskers. Mosher was second in the category putting up 13 for the Illini.

Ohio State is also coming into the matchup off a loss. Ohio State fell to Maryland in straight sets, with senior outside hitter Emily Londot the standout for Ohio State.

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    Londot led the Buckeyes in kills, putting up 17 against the Terrapins. Londot also put up six digs for the Buckeyes and had two aces on the night.

    Senior defensive specialist Sarah Sue Morbitzer led the Buckeyes with 12 digs on the night. Morbitzer was one of three Buckeyes to have 10-plus digs against the Terrapins. Both freshman setter Mia Tuman and sophomore defensive specialist Anna McClure had 10 digs to finish the night.

    McClure is a Champaign native and is coming home to take on the Illini. McClure had a single assist for the Buckeyes while Tuman had 36 assists against the Terrapins.

    The Illini are 45-46 all-time against the Buckeyes and have lost their last five matchups. The Illini have a chance to move the all-time record back to .500 and snap the five-game skid against the Buckeyes.

    Head coach Chris Tamas currently holds a 5-5 record against the Buckeyes. The last time Terry went against the Buckeyes, she put up a career-high in kills, putting up 28 in the match.  

    This game is the start of a two-game home series and is the second-to-last home game for Illinois. The series sees Illinois taking on Ohio State and Michigan before it goes back on the road to finish out the season.

    The game will be played Nov. 15 at Huff Hall. The first hit will occur at 8 p.m. Fans can follow the action on the Big Ten Network or listen live on the radio on WDWS 93.9 FM or 1400 AM.



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