The Illinois State volleyball team fell in straight sets Friday to Missouri Valley Conference foe Loyola, 29-27, 25-17, 25-17, at Gentile Arena in Chicago.
The Redbirds, who are 12-6 overall and 2-3 in MVC play, were led by Ashley Rosch with 14 kills while Jacqueline Twing registered 33 assists and 10 digs.
The league-leading Ramblers were paced by 43 assists from Central Catholic High School product Caroline Holt and 17 kills from Amanda Cushen to improve to 16-3 and 5-1 in conference.
ISU travels to Peoria to face Bradley at 5 p.m. Saturday.
Men's tennis at Drake: The Illinois Sate men's tennis team compiled an 11-3 record in the first day of play at the Drake Hidden Dual in Des Moines, Ioa.
The Redbirds went 6-0 in doubles with the teams of Rodrigo Oliveira and Andreas Boers, Egehan Sertkaya and Jakub Eisner, and Christoffer Greve and Dylan Steffens.
ISU was 5-3 in singles play, getting wins from Rory Samuels, Greve, Steffens, Oliveira and Sertkaya.
Play continues at 9 a.m. Saturday before wrapping up on Sunday.
Women's swimming finishes second: The Illinois State women's swimming and diving team scored 160 points to finish second on Friday at the Dennis Stark Relays at South Bend, Ind. Host Notre Dame captured the team title with 240 points.
The Redbirds were lead by the 400-yard medley relay team of Tara Gidaszewski, Casey Balson, Alyssa Swanon and Elyse Pratl who took first with a time of 4:17.38.
Men's basketball ticket sales set: Illinois State men’s basketball single-game tickets will go on sale to the general public at 9 a.m. Wednesday. An online-only presale for Weisbecker Scholarship Fund donors begins at 9 a.m. Monday.
The Redbirds are slated to host 16 regular-season games on Doug Collins Court at Redbird Arena, plus one exhibition contest against Southern Indiana on Nov. 8 at 2 p.m.
Single-game tickets start at $12 for adults and $7 for youth. Season tickets, starting at $160, and mini-plan tickets, starting at $33, are on sale now by visiting GoRedbirds.com/Tickets, or calling (309) 438-8000.