Volleyball Breezes Past Texas A&M-Corpus Christi, 30-15, 30-21, 30-17
Aug. 31, 2002
Huntsville, Tex. - If this past weekend is any indication of the future, the Horizon League should watch out for the University of Illinois at Chicago volleyball team.
UIC dominated Texas A&M-Corpus Christi, 30-15, 30-21, 30-17 at the Bernard G. Johnson Coliseum to finish the Sam Houston State Invitational with a record of 3-1. With the loss, Texas A&M-Corpus Christi falls to 0-4 on the campaign.
The Flames can clinch a share of the tournament title if Sacramento State is able to defeat undefeated Sam Houston State tonight at 7:00 p.m.
UIC coach Don August was pleased with his team's performance after such a short night of rest with Friday night's game against Sam Houston State ending at 9:00 p.m. and having to return to the gymnasium at 7:30 a.m. on Saturday.
"I wasn't really sure how we would come out today, but we were all business," August said. "We totally controlled the match.
"Anytime you can finish the weekend, 3-1, we'll take it."
Junior outside hitter Teaha Shepperd helped lead UIC to a hitting percentage of over .300 for the second-straight match as she recorded a game-high 14 kills. Senior middle hitter Gina Caneva also turned in a solid effort with 13 kills and a hitting percentage of .435 (13 kills, 3 errors, 25 attacks).
Lauren Smith led Texas A&M-Corpus Christi with seven kills.
UIC will be back in action on Friday evening, as they will square off with the University of Buffalo at 7:30 p.m. in the Flames' first match of the UIC/Downtown Quality Inn Invitational.