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Drake still chasing MVC victory

In the wake of its first victory, the Drake volleyball team (1-12, 0-3) will finish up its four-game road stint by taking on Evansville (5-11, 1-3) in Evansville, Ind., this Friday, and Southern Illinois (11-3, 2-2) in Carbondale, Ill., this Saturday.

After last week’s victory over Nebraska-Omaha, head coach Tony Sunga commented on what his team has to do to continue winning.

“We definitely need to bring what we brought last night (Sept. 21) to these games,” Sunga said.

Both of these matches feature Missouri Valley Conference teams. Drake is tied for last place in the MVC, and this weekend provides two chances for the Bulldogs to move up in the standings.

Only the top six teams (out of 10) advance to the MVC tournament. Sunga feels that his team is primed for success this weekend.

“These are two teams that we will compete well with,” he said. “We have a good chance.”

How the rest of the MVC is doing:

  1. Creighton 3-0
  2. Northern Iowa 3-0
  3. Wichita St. 3-1
  4. Missouri St. 3-1
  5. Southern Ill. 2-2
  6. Illinois St. 2-2
  7. Evansville 1-3
  8. Indiana St. 1-3
  9. Bradley 0-3
  10. Drake 0-3

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