Illini Volleyball 2019

#55
Wow, what a match. Impressive win considering all our injured players.
 
#59
Evanston
What a comeback! Young players looked a bit shaky to start (as you’d expect) but played well overall. Swanson especially looked impressive.
 
#61
Champaign
Wow, what a match. Impressive win considering all our injured players.
Prince jumping around on the sideline. Great comeback! Announcers were pro Tennessee. Understand it was SEC Network, but it wasn’t Tennessee Network.
 
#65
Illinois beats Tennessee at Huff 3-2! Blew a 2-0 set lead but we were able to pull away in the 5th and win 15-8.

Not enough hitters..hope we have some injured hitters that can make a difference
We do. Prince is recovering from what seems to be a minor injury as is Bruna. Hopefully one or both are back next week to give us some much-needed additional firepower. Holzman (the Gatorade player of the year) is out for the season, but luckily we’re pretty deep at the hitter position.
 
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#66
Wayne County, IL
Another 5 set win! 10 sets against a top 20 opponent, you can't get experience like this in practice. The subs for the injured Illini, trial by fire. Now to practice and lots for Coaches to build on. When you play quality opponents early, you find out who you are and what needs work. I should add, if you are rated #6 you should.
 
#67
Evanston
Pretty impressive 2 match sweep of the Vols with Prince and Vrankovic out. Thought Brown was solid in both matches, despite not always being in sync with her hitters. That timing will only improve though. Lots of good experience for the freshmen - Collins was great today.
 
#68
Illinois beats Tennessee at Huff 3-2! Blew a 2-0 set lead but we were able to pull away in the 5th and win 15-8.



We do. Prince is recovering from what seems to be a minor injury as is Bruna. Hopefully one or both are back next week to give us some much-needed additional firepower. Holzman (the Gatorade player of the year) is out for the season, but luckily we’re pretty deep at the hitter position.
Prince has a surgically repaired shoulder that will always be a problem. They can strap her up, shoot her up and put her through rounds of physical therapy but it is always going to hold her back. Most of the time she will play through it, but sometimes she just has to rest it. Bruna has tendonitis in her foot. Again, they can treat it but it will come and go. Hollowell did go through warm ups today, so she seems to be ready if called upon.

I expect the timing with the setter to improve once we get some stability in the lineup. I don't know how we fix the serving - 32 service errors in two matches.
 
#69
Middle TN
BTN Volleyball in 60 has the Tennessee at Illinois match on at noon today.
 
#73
Warrenville, IL
Are there any injury updates?
 
#74
The camera never lies
Champaign
Wow, Illinois volleyball loses 3-1 to Illinois State.