Volleyball Outlasts Youngstown State In Five Games For Second Straight Victory

Senior Megan Hoffman recorded a career-best 18 kills on Saturday.
Senior Megan Hoffman recorded a career-best 18 kills on Saturday.

Oct. 23, 2004

Box Score

Youngstown, Ohio - The UIC volleyball team collected its second straight victory and moved to within a game of .500 in the Horizon League with a 30-19, 29-31, 31-29, 28-30, 15-12 triumph at Youngstown State on Saturday afternoon.

The Flames, who have won three of their last four contests, moved to 4-5 in the Horizon League and 8-16 overall with the win. The Penguins, meanwhile, drop to 1-8 in league play, 9-13 overall.

Megan Hoffman was one of three UIC's seniors to pave the way on Saturday, recording a career-best 18 kills to go with four blocks. Middle Hitter Kristi Herrington added 19 kills and five blocks while Jordan Studzinski chalked up another double-double with 14 kills and 14 digs.

Flames freshman Katarina Nedeljkovic also tabbed a double with 13 kills and 10 digs. Sophomore setter Katie Kozak dished out 58 assists to go with 12 digs and four blocks in the win.

Youngstown State was led by freshman Jessica Farley, who notched 16 kills and 11 digs.

After UIC took game one easily by a 30-19 margin, the Flames and Penguins see-sawed, back-and-forth through the next three games with all three decided by just two points.

Youngstown State led 10-7 in the fifth and deciding game, before UIC rallied for eight of the final 10 points to close out the match.

The Flames will vie for their third consecutive win on Friday, October 29th, when they welcome UW-Green Bay to the Flames Athletic Center at 7:00 p.m.