Panthers Volleyball Beats Flames For First-Place In League
Oct. 22, 2005
Milwaukee, Wis. - The UIC (10-14, 6-3) volleyball team fell to the Panthers of the University of Wisconsin at Milwaukee (14-7, 7-2) Saturday 3-1. The two teams were tied for first-place in the Horizon League after last night's matches.UW-Milwaukee's win keeps the Panthers in a first-place tie with Cleveland State, while the Flames move into third place.
The Panthers got out to a quick start, leading 16-8 until UIC sparked a run to get within three points, but the Panthers answered with five-straight to take the lead and grab the 30-20 win.
UWM came out strong in game two with a14-8 lead. UIC then mirrored game one with a run to get within two points (27-25), yet the Panthers struck back with several kills and finished the game30-26.
With the Panthers knocking on the door to victory, UIC would close the gap at 27-27 in game three on a block by Flames junior Maura McCarthy. UIC's Ambria Springer then gained the lead for the Flames that would give them a 30-28 win.
With an 18-11 lead by the Panthers in game four, UIC pulled within three points, but the Panthers grabbed the 30-21 win to clinch the match 3-1.
UWM was led by Leanne Felsing with 17 kills and 13 digs.
The Flames will play their last road games this Tuesday, October 25th at 7 p.m. versus Bradley and Friday, October 28th at 7 p.m. against Loyola, before returning home for four matches in November.