On Saturday UCF took on the Illini in a morning match. The Illini fell once again moving their record in the tournament to 0-2 and setting UCF's record to 1-1. The evening matchups included a 5:30 match between UCF and Illinois State and the nightcap was Marquette and the Illini. Both matches went 5 sets, both thrillers with ISU taking the win over UCF and the Illini besting Marquette.
Sunday afternoon, the final match between Marquette and Illinois State was nothing short of epic. Marquette opened by taking the first set. ISU returned to the floor for the second set with an improved look, taking it to tie the match and then coming in the 3rd set to take 2 straight both at a score of 25-18. Marquette struggled back in the 4th set to tie the match and forcing the 5th. The score in the 5th seesawed back and forth past the normal 2 ahead at 15 to win and eventually ending at a score of 21-19 with Marquette on top.
Final results for the tournament by team were:
ISU - 2-1
Marquette - 3-1
UCF - 1-2
There was some really great volleyball played this weekend. We encourage everyone to get out and see these teams.
Photo coverage can be found here: https://alanlook.photoshelter.com/gallery/2019-Illinois-State-Redbirds-Volleyball-photos/G0000M5uXz0kVczI/C0000jPKkS1Kv84g