Loyola Rolls Past Volleyball, 30-22, 30-19, 30-23|
Sept. 27, 2002
Chicago, Ill. - A Horizon League volleyball match between the University of Illinois at Chicago and Loyola is typically a see-saw affair between the cross-town rivals.
Not so on Friday night as Loyola earned the 30-22, 30-19, 30-23 victory over the Flames in the Horizon League conference opener at Alumni Gym.
With the victory, Loyola improves to 9-3 overall and 1-0 in the Horizon League, while the Flames fall to 12-5 overall and 0-1 in league play.
Junior outside hitter Lindsey Filkins (Downers Grove, Ill./Downers Grove South) was the lone bright spot as she recorded a game-high 15 kills for the Flames.
Early on in game one, Loyola jumped out to a pair of five point leads over UIC, only to have the Flames come back and tie the game each time.
Loyola held a 17-15 lead over UIC and there would not be a third time for the Flames as the Ramblers went on a 13-7 run, led by a kill and a pair of blocks from Shari Davis and a pair of kills from Nichol Amberg to secure the victory.
Game two was all Ramblers as Loyola jumped out to an early 14-7 lead and never looked back. UIC crept to within 17-13, before Loyola went on a 13-6 run, led by a pair of kills and service aces from Davis to clinch the 30-19 win.
The third game was all Loyola as the Ramblers jumped out to a 19-8 and never looked back as they picked the victory in the Horizon League opener.
Amberg led Loyola with 12 kills, while Jorie Miguel and Carrie Culos each chipped in nine kills apiece for the Ramblers.
UIC will be back in action next Friday as they will square off with Horizon League rival, Butler, at 7:00 p.m. in the Flames Athletic Center.