Top Flames Moment: UIC Volleyball Wins Five-Set Thriller at Cleveland State

Sara Sternard ranked fifth in the Horizon League with a .293 attack percentage

Sara Sternard ranked fifth in the Horizon League with a .293 attack percentage

July 10, 2014

The 2013-14 academic year featured exceptional accomplishments for UIC student-athletes. Over the summer months (June 2 – August 8), 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.

Team: Volleyball
UIC Volleyball Wins Five-Set Thriller at Cleveland State
October 11, 2013
Woodling Gymnasium in Cleveland, Ohio

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UIC fought back from a 2-0 deficit to rally for a 3-2 victory (16-25, 18-25, 25-18, 26-24, 15-13) over Cleveland State. The decisive fifth frame was stalemated until Sara Sternard’s fourth kill of the set put UIC up 14-13. With Tracy Friel serving, the Flames’ intimidating block forced Kerry Winchester to send an attack long and UIC had rallied back for its first Horizon League victory of the season.

- The Flames received 13 kills from junior Sara Sternard, who finished the season ranked fifth in the Horizon League with a .293 attack percentage.
- Sternard was named to the All-Horizon League Team and enters her senior season ranked third in program history with a .282 attack percentage.
- Sophomore Casey Harris had eight kills and nine blocks and finished the season ranked second on the team with 73 total blocks.
- Senior Justine Garcia recorded her ninth consecutive double-digit dig performance in the match and concluded her Flames career with 1,036 digs.


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
June 12 - Volleyball's Five-Set Win over Marshall
June 13 - Barlow's 38 Points Clinches Third Place for Flames at Showcase
June 16 - Women's Tennis Defeats Oakland 6-1
June 17 - Smollen Wins Individual Title at Green Bay Dual
June 19 - Ishimaru Wins 200 Butterfly at HL Championship
June 20 - UIC Upsets Michigan State and Indiana in Hoosier Classic
June 23 - Women's Soccer Completes Roster for Inaugural Season
June 24 - UIC to Host 2018 NCAA Men's Gymnastics Championships
June 26 - Men's Tennis Extends Win Streak to Three
June 27 - Women's Swimming and Diving's Strong Showing at HL Championships
June 30 - Flames Collect Eighth Straight with 3-1 Win Over Drake
July 1 - Flames Tie Program Record With 11th Straight Win
July 2 - Flames Power Their Way to an 18-5 Romp Against Purdue
July 3 - Ehrhardt Earns All-Region Honors
July 7 - Women's Gymnastics Tops Illinois State in Final Home Meet
July 8 - Mwale Wins High Jump at HL Championships