UW-Green Bay Outlasts Volleyball, 31-29, 28-30, 30-26, 30-28|
Oct. 2, 2004
Green Bay, Wis. - No matter how hard two teams battle against one another, there always has to be a winner.
In a match that was decided by a total of 10 points, UW-Green Bay emerged triumphant over the visiting University of Illinois at Chicago with a 31-29, 28-30, 30-26, 30-28 Horizon League victory over the Flames at the Phoenix Sports Center on Saturday night.
UWGB freshman Desi Dolgner posted a team-high, 18 kills to pace the Phoenix attack, while teammates Jackie Rosen (17 kills, 19 digs), Jill Smits (13 kills) and Leslie Kuhn (48 assists, 14 digs) each turned in impressive performances.
With the victory, UW-Green Bay improves to 4-10 overall and 1-2 in Horizon League play, while the Flames drop their 11th straight road contest, falling to 5-12 on the campaign and 1-3 in conference action.
UW-Green Bay's defense proved to be key, as the Phoenix converted 80 digs out of a possible 184 attacks by the Flames on Saturday night. Krystle Lange led four different Phoenix players in double-digit digs with a match-high 21 digs.
UIC senior outside hitter Jordan Studzinski recorded a career-high, 19 kills and notched 16 digs for her fourth double-double of the season. Sophomore Ambria Springer also posted a double-double of 14 kills and 10 total blocks (1 solo), while teammate Dawn Strahanoski chipped in 10 kills.
Flames' defensive specialist Liz Hrebic was solid defensively as she recorded a team-season best, 20 digs, on the evening.
UIC will be back in action on Tuesday evening, as they will travel to Indiana to take on IUPUI at 7:00 p.m.