Volleyball Dominates Bradley, 30-25, 30-25, 30-12
Sept. 9, 2003
Peoria, Ill. - The University of Illinois at Chicago volleyball team used a potent serving attack to lead a 30-25, 30-25, 30-12, non-conference sweep at Robertson Memorial Field House on Tuesday night.
UIC proved to be aggressive behind the line as the Flames, as outside hitters Jordan Studzinski and Camille Mankus each recorded three service aces apiece for the Flames, Studzinski, helped UIC clinch the third game, serving 12 consecutive points, including two service aces, to give the Flames a 20-5 lead.
While UIC proved to be successful from behind the service line, serving proved to be an issue for the Braves as they committed 10 service errors for the match.
With the victory, UIC improves to 3-4 on the season, while the Braves fall to 2-5 overall.
Senior outside hitter Teaha Shepperd led UIC with 12 kills and 11 digs, while teammates Kristi Herrington and Lindsey Filkins each chipped in 10 kills apiece. For the match, UIC hit at a season-high clip of .383 (52 kills, 11 errors, 107 attacks).
In the opening game, UIC took advantage of ten unforced errors, including six service errors, by Bradley to claim the 30-25 victory over the Braves. Shepperd led the way for the Flames with five kills, while Herrington and Hoffman each chipped in four kills apiece.
In Game Two, Bradley jumped out to an early advantage over the Flames and built a 16-13 lead. UIC, however, did not go away quietly as they scored seven of the next 10 points to take a 20-19 lead, and went on to the 30-25 victory. Herrington led UIC with four kills, while freshman Camille Mankus added two service aces during the game.
Ann Franklin led Bradley with 10 kills, while teammate Lindsay Stalzer added nine kills for the Braves.
UIC will be back in action on Friday evening, as they will travel to DeKalb, Ill., to participate in the Northern Illinois Comfort Inn and Suites Invitational against the host Huskies at 7:00 p.m.