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Illinois plays intimidating style

Illinois plays intimidating style

Originally Published: December 13, 2011
By Mick Elliott

Go ahead. Try to find a weakness in a team that has talent, size, agility and the defensive consistency of a rock wall. Look closely for a chink in the Illinois volleyball team's armor.

It's not All-American senior outside hitters Colleen Ward and Michelle Bartsch, both among the Big Ten leaders in kills. It's not size; led by 6-foot-6 freshman Liz McMahon, 10 Illini stand 6-1 or taller. And it certainly isn't a lack of agility, not with junior setting machine Annie Luhrsen, third ...

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