Volleyball Makes Short Work Of Charleston Southern|
Sept. 19, 2003
Clemson, S.C. - The University of Illinois at Chicago volleyball team made short work of Charleston Southern in the opening match of the Clemson Invitational on Friday afternoon, claiming a 30-25, 30-21, 30-21 non-conference sweep over the Lady Bucs at Jervey Gym.
Senior outside hitter Teaha Shepperd, who made the transition to left-side hitter, led the UIC offensive attack with 13 kills, six digs, four block assists and two service aces, while teammate Kristi Herrington added 11 kills and eight total blocks (3 solo, five assists).
With the victory, UIC improves to 5-7, while the Lady Bucs fall to 9-3 on the campaign.
UIC head coach Don August was pleased with his squad's attitude on Friday afternoon.
"Our spirit on the court was very encouraging," August said. "We stayed up all the way, even when there were times we weren't doing so well, we stayed in the match."
Sophomore Catherine Roy, making her second career start in place of the injured Lindsey Filkins, notched a stellar performance with a double-double of 10 kills and 12 digs, along with three block assists and two service aces.
August lauded Roy's performance following the match.
"Catherine had a real good night," August said. "She had a lot of fun on the court and she made a lot of good plays."
UIC was very solid at the net on Friday, recording a season-high 12 blocks, led by Herrington's eight. The previous high of 11 was set against UW-Green Bay on August 30th.
"(Charleston Southern) was a slower offensive team," August said. "Their passing was not as sharp, so we were able to predict the set and get into position."
UIC will be back in action on Saturday morning, as they will square off with East Tennessee State at 9:00 a.m. (CST).