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UNO sweeps Western Illinois on road | KRVN Radio

UNO sweeps Western Illinois on road

UNO sweeps Western Illinois on road

MACOMB, Ill. – Omaha volleyball capped off a three-set sweep (25-14, 25-23, 25-18) over Western Illinois Friday evening on the road.

With the victory, Omaha returns to the win column with a 10-9 overall mark and a 3-2 record in league play. The Leathernecks fall to 4-14 overall and 1-4 in Summit League play.

•    Omaha picked up its first three-set sweep since Sept. 14 against Drake at the Creighton Bluejay Invite.
•    Sadie Limback led the way with 14 kills on .476 hitting.
•    Isabella Sade followed with 13 kills.
•    The Mavericks improve to 11-4 all-time against Western and have now won the last five over the Leathernecks.

Omaha jumped out to a 5-1 lead over Western Illinois after a kill by Sade. The Mavericks continued their run over Western Illinois and increased its lead at 11-4, capped off by an Anna Blaschko kill. Another Blaschko kill gave Omaha an eight-point advantage (19-11), which forced a WIU timeout. From there, Omaha closed out the set with a 6-3 spurt and won the opening set 25-14.

The Mavericks had Western on their tail the entire set, but managed to pull out the two-point win, 25-23. A pair of kills by Sade and Rylee Marshall made it 11-8 Omaha. Two more Sade kills increased the Omaha lead (13-8) and forced another Leatherneck timeout. Omaha maintained the multi-point lead throughout the set until Western went on a small run and cut it to 24-23. Marshall, however, put an exclamation point on the set point and closed it out for the 25-23 win.

For the entire set, Omaha did not relinquish the lead. The Mavericks and Leathernecks traded points in the early portion of the match as both teams were tied 7-7. Omaha proceeded to go on a 5-1 spurt and led 12-8. That proved to build enough of a gap for the Mavericks, as they eventually held a 22-15 lead over Western Illinois. A kill and a service ace by Blaschko capped off the run. Omaha was able to close out the match with a kill by Limback for the 25-18 win.

Omaha makes the trip back to Baxter Arena for a Sunday, Oct. 13, showdown against Purdue Fort Wayne. The matchup is scheduled for 1 p.m. For more information, visit

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