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    Senior Gina Caneva recorded a game-high hitting percentage of .435 (13 kills, 3 errors, 23 attacks) against Texas A&M-Corpus Christi
     
    Senior Gina Caneva recorded a game-high hitting percentage of .435 (13 kills, 3 errors, 23 attacks) against Texas A&M-Corpus Christi
     
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    Aug. 31, 2002

    Box Score

    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).

    Junior setter Meghan Keck dished out 41 assists and recorded 10 digs. Sophomore libero Jordan Studzinski garnered a game-high 12 digs for the Flames.

    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.