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Top Flames Moment: Volleyball's Five-Set Win over Marshall


Kara Johnson's 20 kills were the most by any UIC player this season

Kara Johnson's 20 kills were the most by any UIC player this season

June 12, 2014

The 2013-14 academic year featured exceptional accomplishments for UIC student-athletes. Over the summer months (June 2 – August 8), UICFlames.com will rewind and look back on the Top 40 Flames’ Moments from 2013-14. Each sport will be featured over ten weeks as we recap the year that was in UIC Athletics.

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Team: Volleyball
Moment:
Five-Set Victory Over Marshall at UIC Invitational
Date:
Sept. 6, 2013
Location:
Flames Athletic Center in Chicago, Ill.

QUICK RECAP:
UIC picked up its biggest win of the season with a five-set thrilling home victory over Marshall on the opening night of the UIC Invitational. The Flames held a 2-1 advantage, dropped the fourth set but hit .435 in the fifth and decisive set to seal the victory. The win helped UIC place second in its own tournament.

LARGER PICTURE:
- Marshall finished the season with 16 wins and an RPI rating of 125, which was the highest of all opponents UIC defeated.
- The Flames’ win included one of the best offensive team performances in the Horizon League. UIC collected 73 assists on 76 kills, which ranked first and second, respectively League’s statistics.
- UIC also collected a season-high 81 digs, a .247 attack percentage (third highest of the season) and 9.0 blocks (third highest of the season).
- Senior MaryKate Imrie had a Horizon League-high 65 assists against Marshall and was named to the UIC Invitational team.
- Imrie ended her career ranked third in program history with 3,634 assists.
- Freshman Kara Johnson recorded season-highs in both kills (20) and digs (13) in the match against Marshall, and finished the season ranked second on the team for kills with 304.
- Imrie (6) and Johnson (4) combined collected ten out of UIC’s eleven double-doubles on the season.

PREVIOUS TOP MOMENTS

June 2 - Men's Soccer Posts 1-0 Shutout Against #19 Gonzaga
June 3 - Women's Basketball Defeats Wisconsin for Eighth Straight Win
June 5 - Granderson Opens New Stadium at UIC
June 6 - Ehrhardt Wins HL Women's Athlete of the Year
June 9 - Dion Named NCAA Regional Gymnast of the Year
June 10 - Ogunleye Wins Triple Jump at HL Championships

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