Volleyball Drops Five-Game Heartbreaker At Youngstown State

Teaha Shepperd paced the Flames on Friday night.
Teaha Shepperd paced the Flames on Friday night.

Oct. 3, 2003

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Youngstown, Ohio - The UIC volleyball watched a fourth-game lead slip away on Friday night as Youngstown State (8-6, 1-2 Horizon League) edged the Flames (7-11, 0-3 Horizon League) in five games, 34-32, 26-30, 26-30, 33-31, 15-11.

Senior Teaha Shepperd pounded a match-high and tied a career-high with 25 kills along with 18 digs while teammate Kristi Herrington slammed home a career-high 24 kills for the Flames on Friday ngiht.

Senior setter Meghan Keck recorded a double-double with a career-high 70 assists, along with 12 digs on the evening, while teammate Jordan Studzinski also posted a double-double of 13 kills and 20 digs. Junior middle hitter Megan Hoffman added 12 kills in defeat for UIC.

Colleen Royer, Melanie Pounders and Annie Buschur each led the way for Youngstown State with 17 kills apiece. The Penguins also received a solid performance from Lori Lyman, who contributed 10 kills and nine total blocks on the evening.

Blocking was key for Youngstown State on Friday night, recording 17 total blocks to three UIC blocks.

UIC will be back in action on Saturday afternoon, as they will travel to Cleveland to square off with Cleveland State at 1:00 p.m. (CST).