Volleyball Continues Hot Streak With Win Over Western Illinois|
Oct. 21, 2008
Chicago, Ill. - The UIC volleyball team continued its hot streak with a four-set (25-18, 25-14, 21-25, 25-22) road victory over Western Illinois on Tuesday night in Macomb, Ill.
Erin Frick led the attack for Western Illinois with 12 kills.
Western Illinois and UIC battled tightly in set one before the Flames recorded a 6-1 run to take a considerable lead. The Westerwinds answered with consecutive points to within two, but the Flames sparked a second burst for the 25-18 win. UIC was solid defensively in the first set, holding WIU to a .053 attack percentage.
UIC cruised to an 15-6 lead to open set two. Leading by eight late in the frame, UIC went on a 7-2 run to head into the 10-minute break with a 2-0 match advantage after handing Western Illinois a 25-14 loss in the second set.
Trailing 12-9, Western Illinois recorded three straight points to knot the third set at 12 each. The game tied four more times before the Westerwinds went on a 6-2 run to notch its first set victory (25-21).
UIC posted a 7-1 burst to tie set four at 14 all. It remained close until the final frame. With a two-point lead, the Flames captured the match victory on a WIU attack error.
The Flames face Loyola at 7 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 25 at Alumni Gym.