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Illinois volleyball’s strong defense led it to wins over lowly Maryland and Rutgers

Illinois' Katie Stadick (12) attempts to block a spike during the match against Northwestern at Huff Hall on Saturday, November 8, 2014. The Illini won 3 of 4 sets.

By Daniel Dexter

September 29, 2015

The Illinois volleyball team (11-2) put forth two strong defensive performances in its weekend sweeps of Maryland (10-6) and Rutgers (3-10).The team out-blocked its opponents by a significant margin, recording 11 and nine blocks against Maryland and Rutgers, respectively. Middle blocker Katie Stadick ...