Illinois State University volleyball (13-9, 6-4 MVC) looks to get back in the win column as it hosts I-74 foe Bradley (10-11, 6-4 MVC) Nov. 1.

The Redbirds come into the contest losing back-to-back road contests over the weekend.

The first loss came at the hands of Southern Illinois University (12-13, 4-7 MVC) who were swept earlier this season by ISU. This time around, the Salukis looked like a much different team, snapping the Redbirds four-game winning streak in four sets.

The Redbirds dropped their following match against a team whom they previously swept this season as well, Missouri State (7-18, 4-7 MVC). The Bears were able to best the ’Birds in four sets this time around as well.

Now ISU will look for answers as it gets set to take on the Bradley Braves.

The last time these two rivals squared off, it was Bradley who edged the Redbirds in a thrilling five-set victory.

The task won’t be easy as the Braves come into the match off a sweep against Southern Illinois their last time out.

There is still no word on the return of key injured players Kendal Meier (hand) and Stef Jankiewicz (undisclosed).

Until then the 'Birds will have to right the ship as they await the return of their veterans and they continue the second half of their conference schedule.

First serve between the ’Birds and Braves for the war on I-74 is set for 6 p.m. Nov. 1 at Redbird Arena.

ALFONSO CERNA is a Sports Reporter Reporter for The Vidette. He can be reached at afCerna@ilstu.edu. Follow him on Twitter at @acerna_0

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