Northwestern Knocks Off Volleyball For UIC Invitational Championship|
Sept. 6, 2003
Chicago, Ill. - The University of Illinois at Chicago volleyball team, fresh from an exciting five-game victory over Horizon League rival, Loyola, earlier in the day, was unable to sustain its momentum as the Flames dropped a 30-18, 30-20, 30-24 decision to Northwestern in the championship match of the UIC Invitational at the UIC Pavilion on Saturday night.
With the victory, Northwestern improves to 4-2 on the campaign, while the Flames drop to 2-4 overall.
For the match, Northwestern hit at an amazing clip of .396, highlighted by a flawless performance in the third game with 18 kills and no errors for a hitting percentage of .562.
Northwestern's Erika Lange, the tournament MVP, led the Wildcats with 17 kills and hit at a clip of .652 (17 kills, 2 errors, 23 attacks), while teammates Jill Buschur and Iwona Lodzik (10 digs) each chipped in 12 kills apiece. Northwestern setter Drew Robinson posted a double-double of 43 assists and 16 digs for the Wildcats.
UIC will be back in action on Tuesday night, as they will travel to Peoria, Ill., to square off with the Bradley Braves at 7:00 p.m.