Illinois State Heads to Indiana State
NORMAL, Ill. -The Illinois State volleyball team (8-6, 2-2 MVC) will hit the road to face Indiana State (3-11, 1-3 MVC) in its lone Missouri Valley Conference match-up this weekend. The Redbirds will face the Sycamores Friday, Sept. 28 at 6 p.m. (CT). Illinois State leads the series 50-7.
The Redbirds split their two matches last weekend, falling to Northern Iowa in three sets, but defeating in-state rival Bradley in four sets. Freshman Ashley Rosch led the way for the Redbirds, compiling 30 kills, 21 digs, two service aces and six blocks in two matches. She marked a new career-high with 22 kills and 26 points against Bradley and was named MVC Freshman of the Week for the second time this season. Kaitlyn Early recorded 82 assists, including her fourth double-double of the season with 50 assists and 12 digs against the Braves. Jenny Menendez averaged 4.7 digs per set this weekend and posted double-digit digs in all but one match.
Indiana State snagged its first Missouri Valley Conference win of the season against Bradley in four sets, but was defeated by Northern Iowa the following night. The Sycamores improved to 1-3 and were led by Shea Doran 24 kills and 3.45 kills per set. Doran also added four solo blocks and 16 digs. Indiana State finished the 2011 season with a 14-17 overall record and a 6-12 conference mark. The team returns two starters and seven letterwinners, and adds seven newcomers to the 2012 squad.
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