The Terps rallied from two sets down to get themselves to a fifth set against the Wildcats.
The Terps overcame a two-set deficit to send the game into a pivotal fifth set.
Led by Erika Pritchard's 16 kills, the Terps rallied for their fifth win of the season.
"I just kind of want to end it on a good note and leave it all out there."
With the loss, the Terps fall to 4-13.
The Illini swept the weekend series, dropping the Terps to 4-12 on the season.
Raina Terry tallied 23 kills for the Illini.
After taking the lead in the first set, the Terps dropped three straight to fall to the Illini.
Erika Pritchard led the Terps with 14 kills.
Sam Csire and Erika Pritchard combined for 33 kills.