NU volleyball hopes to return to NCAA tourney

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NU Volleyball defeats Michigan State on Saturday. (Haydee Clotter/Medill)

By Haydee Clotter

Northwestern’s women’s volleyball team hasn’t reached the NCAA tournament since 2010. The Wildcats are in 10th place in the Big Ten, ahead of Indiana, Maryland, Iowa and Rutgers.

Coach Keylor Chan said there is plenty of time to worry about that, with seven matches left in the regular season. For now, the Wildcats can enjoy ending their three-match losing streak. After dropping the first set at Welsh-Ryan Arena, Northwestern won the next three to defeat Michigan State and improve to 13-10, 5-7 in the Big Ten Conference.

The Wildcats will face No. 18 Illinois for a second time this week. They lost the first match on Wednesday at home but will face them again in Champaign on Saturday.

Photo at top: NU Volleyball defeated Michigan State on Saturday. (Haydee Clotter/Medill)