Ali Bastianelli

Scouting the NCAA University Park Regional: Sweet 16 & Beyond

Penn State is the lone team of the four in the University Park regional to make it to the Elite Eight or further in the last five years. Illinois last advanced past the Sweet 16 in 2011, while Missouri and Michigan State last made the regional finals in 2005 and 1996 respectively.


NCAA Day 3 Roundup: Five Seeds Fall, Three 5-Setters Highlight Action

With 14 tickets to be punched for the Sweet 16, Day 3 of the NCAA Tournament brought five upsets and three matches that went down to the wire.

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Illinois Stuns #8 Washington in Five to Reach Second Sweet 16 in 3 Years

Illinois stunned #8 Washington on the road to reach their second Sweet 16 in three seasons.

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Bastianelli Takes Over 5th as Illinois Downs Hawaii; #8 Washington Sweeps LIU Brooklyn

Ali Bastianelli took over in the fifth set as Illinois overcame a late surge from Hawaii before #8 Washington swept through LIU Brooklyn.

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(RV) Illinois Survives Five-Set Battle At Ohio State

(RV) Illinois knocked off Ohio State in a five-set thriller, ending the Buckeyes’ hopes of an NCAA Tournament birth.

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Scouting Report Review – (RV) Illinois Upends #6 Minnesota

This is the second of a two-part scouting report covering the Big Ten match between #6 Minnesota and (RV) Illinois. Illinois topped Minnesota in four long sets Saturday night.

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(RV) Illinois Earns Signature Win, Knocking Off #6 Minnesota In 4 Sets

(RV) Illinois upset #6 Minnesota in four sets Saturday night in Big Ten play.

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#6 Minnesota Visits (RV) Illinois; November 18 Preview

#6 Minnesota faces a tough road test as they head to Champaign to face (RV) Illinois; November 18 Preview

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Middles Lead #19 Wisconsin To Victory over (RV) Illinois

#19 Wisconsin earned a four-set victory on the road over (RV) Illinois in Big Ten action Friday night.

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Illinois To Host Wisconsin, Minnesota In Big Ten Weekend

The Fighting Illini volleyball team returns to Champaign this weekend for two of their final three regular season home matches in Huff Hall as the Orange and Blue host No. 12 Wisconsin on Friday (November 17) at 6 p.m. CT, followed by a 7 p.m. CT contest on Saturday (November 18) against No. 7 Minnesota.

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