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UNI volleyball wins fourth straight over Illinois State in road sweep

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NORMAL, Ill. --- Following a spirited challenge on Friday in its Missouri Valley Conference (MVC) opener at Bradley, UNI volleyball took full command of the Illinois State Redbirds on Saturday night at CEFCU Arena in a three-set sweep to improve the Panthers to 2-0 to conclude the opening weekend of league play.

The victory marks a season-high third straight win for UNI, who also picked up its fourth consecutive victory over the Redbirds, the longest streak for the Panthers against Illinois State since winning 16 in a row from 2007 to 2013.

Early challenges at the service line troubled both teams to open the match in a back-and-forth effort before the Panther offense clicked into gear.