Volleyball Falls At Butler, 31-29, 27-30, 30-23, 30-20
Oct. 24, 2003
Indianapolis, Ind. - The University of Illinois at Chicago volleyball team remains winless in Horizon League play as host Butler claimed a 31-29, 27-30, 30-23, 30-20 victory over the visiting Flames at Hinkle Fieldhouse on Friday night.
"It was a solid match all the way through," UIC head coach Don August said. "Butler's a very good team, at home and we needed to execute better tonight if we were going to beat them.
"When we needed a play tonight, we just couldn't get the perfect pass, set or swing right."
Butler's Krystal Hendrix paced the Bulldogs' offensive attack with a double-double of 17 kills and 10 digs, while Areal Bienemy and Candice Washington each chipped in 13 kills. Setter Amanda Matthews added a double-double of 50 assists and 11 digs for the Bulldogs.
With the victory, Butler improves to 15-8 overall and 6-2 in Horizon League play, while the Flames fall to 8-16 on the campaign and 0-8 in league action.
UIC was solid defensively as the Flames recorded 90 digs to Butler's 80. It was on the offensive side that proved to be the problem for UIC as they committed 37 errors to Butler's 24 during the match.
Senior outside hitter Teaha Shepperd (19 kills, 25 digs) and freshman setter Katie Kozak (25 assists, 10 digs) each posted double-doubles for the Flames, while teammate Megan Hoffman added 10 kills and four block assists.
UIC will be back in action on Saturday afternoon, as they will travel to Dayton, Ohio to square off with Wright State in a Horizon League contest.