UNO closes a three-match road trip Saturday at Western Illinois.
The Mavericks (6-16, 1-6 Summit League) lost the first meeting between the teams this season, a sweep at Sapp Fieldhouse on Sept. 28.
Western Illinois (9-13, 3-4) is led by Samantha Fournier, who is fourth in the Summit with 3.8 kills per set, and Molly Murphy, who averages a league-best 0.40 aces per set.
UNO’s Bailey Baxter is second in the Summit and 47th in the country with 0.39 service aces per set, while Megan Schmale is second in the league and ranks 73rd in the country with 1.19 blocks per set. Schmale, fifth in the league with a .291 hitting percentage, is coming off her fourth career triple-double (12 kills, 16 assists, 11 digs) in a loss to Denver. She’s the only Mav to post a triple-double since 1999.