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UNI sweeps Illinois State to advance to MVC final

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CEDAR FALLS (KWWL) -- Being the overwhelming favorite didn't phase the UNI volleyball team as they lived up to expectations and dominated 5th seeded Illinois State 3-0 to advance to Saturday's MVC Conference final.  Set scores were 25-17, 25-16, 25-21.

Beth Discher and freshman Shelby Kintzel led the way with 11 kills each in the Panther victory.  Teammate Amy Braun chipped in 10, while defensively Ellie Blankenship picked up 12 digs for UNI.

The victory advances the Panthers to Saturday's final against Creighton.  The Blue Jays defeated Wichita State 3-1 in Friday's other semifinal.  First serve is set for 3:30 PM.

Online reporter Mark Woodley

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