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    Junior middle hitter Tisha Graf posted a career-high 12 kills against Butler.
     
    Junior middle hitter Tisha Graf posted a career-high 12 kills against Butler.
     
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    Oct. 15, 2004

    Box Score

    Chicago, Ill. - Despite four players recording double-digit kills and three players notching double-doubles, the University of Illinois at Chicago volleyball team was unable to upend Horizon League-leading Butler, as the visiting Bulldogs earned the 30-27, 28-30, 30-24, 30-18 victory over the host Flames at the Flames Athletic Center on Friday night.

    Senior outside hitter Jordan Studzinski tallied a team-high, 18 kills and added 16 digs for the double-double. Studzinski was joined by teammates Katarina Nedeljkovic (15 kills, 10 digs) and Katie Kozak (57 assists, 18 digs), who also posted double-doubles on the evening.

    Junior middle hitter Tisha Graf was solid as well, as the Chicago, Ill., native posted a career-high 12 kills in the defeat.

    With the victory, Butler improves to 11-7 overall and 6-0 in Horizon League play, while the Flames fall to 6-16 overall and 2-5 in conference action.

    Butler middle hitter Areal Bienemy was a tough customer at the nets for the Bulldogs, garnering a match-high, 23 kills and finished with a hitting percentage of .388 (23 kills, 4 errors, 49 attacks).

    The Bulldogs also received solid efforts from both Kali Carter (13 kills) and Krystal Hendrix (10 kills).

    As a team, Butler finished with a hitting percentage of .230 (63 kills, 23 errors, 174 attacks), while the Flames ended with a hitting percentage of .160 (67 kills, 36 errors, 194 attacks).

    UIC will be back in action next Friday, as the Flames will travel to Ohio to square off with Cleveland State for a Horizon League contest at 6:00 p.m. (CST).