Volleyball Rolls Past Youngstown State, 30-26, 30-28, 30-19

Sophomore middle hitter Kristi Herrington recorded a match-high 14 kills for UIC on Saturday.
Sophomore middle hitter Kristi Herrington recorded a match-high 14 kills for UIC on Saturday.

Oct. 12, 2002

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Youngstown, Ohio - University of Illinois at Chicago head volleyball coach Don August couldn't help but be disappointed with his team's performance in Friday's three-game sweep at the hands of Horizon League rival, Cleveland State.

With that in mind, August altered his lineup, starting 2001 Horizon League All-Newcomer team selection Dawn Strahanoski at setter and freshman Catherine Roy at libero for the Flames.

The duo proved to be the spark that UIC needed as the Flames earned the 30-26, 30-28, 30-19 Horizon League victory over Youngstown State at the Beeghly Center on Saturday afternoon.

"We came into this weekend hoping to take two matches," August said. "One is better than none and it's going to make this trip home a lot faster for us."

Strahanoski, making her first start of the season, recorded 49 assists, while Roy chipped in 15 digs for the Flames.

"Dawn and Catherine just gave us a huge lift with their spirit and energy," August said.

With the victory, UIC improves to 15-7 overall and 3-2 in Horizon League action, while Youngstown State falls to 8-13 on the campaign and 0-5 in league play. UIC's 15 wins this season matches last year's output.

Sophomore middle hitter Kristi Herrington led UIC with 14 kills and a hitting percentage of .684. Junior outside hitters Lindsey Filkins (13 kills, 12 digs) and Teaha Shepperd (12 kills, 12 digs) each recorded double-doubles for the Flames.

"Kristi really had a big day," August said. "She was attacking very, very well and had some really good swings."

August also lauded Filkins' performance.

"Lindsey just played inspired volleyball today with both her hitting and her digging," August said.



Nickole Kennedy topped Youngstown State with 11 kills on the afternoon.

UIC will be back in action on Tuesday evening, as they will take on in-state rival, Bradley at 7:00 p.m. at the Flames Athletic Center.