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Northwestern Wildcats Celebrate Senior Night with 3-0 Victory over Illinois Fighting Illini

Key points:

  • Northwestern Wildcats defeated the Illinois Fighting Illini in a match that ended 3-0
  • The match took place at Northwestern's Welsh-Ryan Arena, where the Wildcats celebrated Senior Night
  • Illinois struggled to find an offensive rhythm, resulting in their eighth three-set loss of the year

Illinois Volleyball suffered a sweep at the hands of Northwestern in their last match of the season, with a 2-0 defeat. The Fighting Illini finished 16-14 (11-9 Big Ten), sealing a joint-sixth place in the conference, while Northwestern finished at 15-15 (9-11 Big Ten). After being unable to secure a postseason berth, the defeat at Northwestern dashed their hopes. The match was marked by Northwestern’s flawless performance and their dominance in each set, leaving Illinois struggling to find an offensive rhythm. Graduate middle blocker Kennedy Collins completes her collegiate volleyball career with 426 block assists. This marks Illinois’ second consecutive season without a postseason volleyball appearance, and the team is now focused on building for 2024, with plans to strengthen the roster through the transfer portal.

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Illinois Volleyball swept in last match of season at Northwestern