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#11 UNI volleyball team survives scare from ND State

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CEDAR FALLS (KWWL) -

UNI's 30 match regular season home winning streak was in serious jeopardy as the Panthers squeaked out a 3-2 victory over North Dakota State.

The Panthers appeared to be on their way to a blow-out following a 25-13 victory in the first set.  However, North Dakota State rallied taking two of the next three to force a decisive fifth set.

The Bison were twice on the brink of a major upset as they encountered match point leading 16-15 and 17-16 in the final set.  UNI would rally to take the set 20-18 for the victory.

The Panthers were led by 24 kills from Michelle Burow.  Bre Payton added a career high 63 assists, while Amy Braun and Candice Burke led the defense with 24 digs apiece.

The win moved UNI to 20-1 on the season.  The Panthers return to action Friday night as they host Illinois State.

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