CHAMPAIGN — Three more wins and the Parkland women’s soccer team gets to beat the unpredictable mid-November of East Central Illinois for a trip to Florida.
Getting away from the cold, however, only happens if the Cobras can continue their successful season once postseason play begins.
The 2016 Paralympics started Wednesday and will continue through Sept. 18 in Rio. A look at athletes with local ties:
Dylan Alcott Tennis
Former UI student will represent Australia
Brian Bell Men’s basketball
Former UI student will play for United States
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WISCONSIN DELLS, Wis. — The 2014 NJCAA Division II national championship match. That was the last time Parkland volleyball had lost. Before Sunday.
After collecting their fourth win in four tries earlier in the day at the Battle of the Dells, the Cobras fell 27-25, 25-22, 26-28, 21-25, 15-12 to D-I Indian Hills (Iowa) to conclude a 61-match win streak.
Parkland’s defense of its NJCAA Division II national title — plus the chance to extend its 57-match winning streak — starts today with the first three of five matches in Wisconsin. Staff writer SCOTT RICHEY gives three things to watch for the Cobras in 2016:
CHAMPAIGN — Parkland volleyball went unbeaten in 2015 with a 57-0 record. Won the NJCAA Division II national title that had slipped from its grasp the previous two seasons. And only dropped nine sets — out of 180 total — along the way.
So what’s the encore to as near a perfect season as possible?