The UIC volleyball team (7-10, 1-1) captured its first win of the Horizon League season on Saturday with a 3-0 (28-26, 28-26, 26-24) sweep over Green Bay (2-11, 0-2) at the Kress Center. Junior Stephenee Yancy paced all players with 16 kills to contribute to the Flames' 51 kills against the Phoenix.
The UIC volleyball team (6-10, 0-1) fell (18-25, 29-27, 19-25, 18-25) in its Horizon League opener at preseason favorite Milwaukee (6-8, 1-0) on Friday night by a final of 3-1. Junior Stephenee Yancy tied for a match-high with 16 kills, extending her double-digit kill streak to 16 matches.
The UIC volleyball team (6-9) opens Horizon League play this weekend (Sept. 26-27) when the Flames make a road trip through Wisconsin. UIC plays at preseason conference favorite Milwaukee (5-8) Friday night (7 pm) inside the Klotsche Center and takes on Green Bay (2-9) Saturday (4 pm) at the Kress Center.
Junior middle blocker Stephenee Yancy (Aroma Park, Ill./Kankakee/Western Michigan) has been named the Horizon League's "Offensive Player of the Week" for the period of Sept. 15-21, it was announced by the conference office Monday morning. This is the second weekly honor for UIC this season and Yancy's first career Horizon League award.
The UIC volleyball team (6-9) won its final contest of the Penn State Alumni Classic Saturday afternoon with a 3-1 victory (25-21, 25-23, 21-25, 25-17) over Eastern Illinois (6-7). The Flames went 2-1 at the PSU Alumni Classic and start Horizon League play next weekend.
The UIC volleyball team (5-9) fell in straight sets (25-18, 25-13, 25-16) to No. 3 Penn State (11-1) Saturday morning in the Flames' second match of the PSU Alumni Classic. The defending-national champion Nittany Lions hit .500 as a team with 51 kills on 90 attempts.