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    Volleyball Coach Don August Earns 400th Career Victory

    UIC head coach Don August won his 400th career match against Eastern Illinois on Tuesday night.
    UIC head coach Don August won his 400th career match against Eastern Illinois on Tuesday night.
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    Sept. 17, 2002

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    Chicago, Ill. - University of Illinois at Chicago head volleyball coach Don August captured his 400th career victory on Tuesday evening as the Flames defeated in-state rival, Eastern Illinois, 30-25, 28-30, 30-20, 30-22, at the Flames Athletic Center.

    "It's nice to have," August said of the victory. "It's a great accomplishment and I'm glad we didn't mess around and got it on the first opportunity."

    With the win, UIC improves to 10-2 on the campaign, while Eastern Illinois falls to 5-6 overall.

    The victory marks the Flames' second-straight win over a 2001 NCAA participant. UIC defeated Fairfield on Saturday in three games.

    "I'm very pleased about that," August said of the victories. "This was the biggest match of the year."

    Junior outside hitter Teaha Shepperd led UIC with 16 kills followed by senior Lara Clarkson (14 kills, 11 digs), freshman Kristi Herrington (13 kills) and junior Lindsey Filkins (10 kills, 10 digs).

    The Flames also received solid efforts from both junior setter Meghan Keck and freshman libero Julie Popp. Keck led UIC with 55 assists, while Popp chipped in a game-high 14 digs.

    Karen Liss and Erica Gerth topped the Panthers with 14 kills, while teammate Jennifer Fisher added 13 kills.

    UIC will be back in action on Friday afternoon as they will take on Tulane in the first day of the Badger Invitational at 4:30 PM.