CEDAR FALLS – Northern Iowa opened Missouri Valley Conference play with a sweep of Bradley Friday at McLeod Center.
The Panthers won 25-20, 25-18, 25-14.
Emily Holterhaus led UNI (6-8 overall, 1-0 MVC) with 13 kills. Tayler Alden and Kira Fallert each added 10.
Alden also had 16 assists and eight digs. Jenna Brandt had 20 assists.
Kaylee Donner led UNI with 15 digs.
Saturday, UNI fell short in a five-set match with Illinois State at the McLeod Center.
After the Redbirds took the first two sets, the Panthers captured the next two before falling 25-21, 25-18, 23-25, 21-25, 15-12.
Holterhaus led UNI with 17 kills, and Inga Rotto had 10.
Women’s soccerLoyola of Chicago got goals from Megan Nemec, Olivia Knab and Taylor Harrison as the Ramblers blanked UNI, 3-0, Saturday in Missouri Valley Conference play.
The Panthers return to action Sunday, Oct. 3 when they host Illinois State in a 1 p.m. match on UNI’s campus.