2. From what we've been allowed to see (as of early morning hours, BTN had not posted the full video), I thought IL presented the fiercest B1G competition we've seen. They have so many really talented players, I almost (almost) feel sorry that things don't look better for them.
I agree with this. I think out of the B1G teams the ladies have gone against, Illinois has the highest ceiling. They aren’t in the best form but I thought that was probably the best Illinois played out of the few B1G games I’ve watched.
I was a little nervous before the match because Illinois always seems to know how to play PSU. But I didn’t have the looming feeling of Illinois could win this time. The streaks of PSU attackers getting blocked wasn’t fun but I would chalk that to Terry and Collins being pretty good players. But I think things are trending upwards for the ladies. I hope that continues for the match against the gophers. I also think Markley deserves a lot of praise for stepping up to complete the trio aggressive hitting pins that PSU needed.