Volleyball Shipwrecks Cleveland State, 27-30, 32-30, 31-29, 30-25

Senior middle hitter Megan Hoffman led UIC with 15 kills against Cleveland State.
Senior middle hitter Megan Hoffman led UIC with 15 kills against Cleveland State.

Oct. 22, 2004

Box Score

Cleveland, Ohio - The University of Illinois at Chicago volleyball team snapped a 13-match, road-losing streak, as the visiting Flames claimed the 27-30, 32-30, 31-29, 30-25 Horizon League victory over the Cleveland State Vikings at the Woodling Gymnasium on Friday night.

UIC's last victory away from the friendly confines of Chicago came on October 14th, 2003 as the Flames picked up the five-game win over Eastern Illinois in Charleston.

With the victory, UIC improves to 7-16 overall and 3-5 in Horizon League play, while the Vikings fall to 11-6 on the campaign and 4-4 in conference action.

The Flames attacked Cleveland State from all angles as UIC had five different players record double-digit kills. Senior middle hitter Megan Hoffman paced the Flames offensive attack with 15 kills, while Jordan Studzinski (14 kills, 14 digs) and Katarina Nedeljkovic (14 kills, 10 digs) each recorded double-doubles.

Junior middle hitter Tisha Graf posted her second career-high in as many matches with 13 kills on the evening, followed by 10 kills from senior middle hitter Kristi Herrington.

For the match, Cleveland State was more efficient with a .277 hitting percentage (63 kills, 20 errors, 155 attacks), while the Flames had more opportunities with 21 more attacks, ending with a hitting percentage of .227 (69 kills, 29 errors, 176 attacks).

Cleveland State's Nickole Kennedy led the Vikings with a match-high, 19 kills, followed by Jamie Bouyer (12 kills) and Jenna Maddocks (10 kills).

UIC will be back in action on Saturday afternoon, continuing their Ohio road trip against Youngstown State at 1:00 p.m. (CST).