Youngstown State Upsets Volleyball, 30-20, 30-24, 33-31 In Horizon League Tournament|
Nov. 18, 2004
Youngstown, Ohio - For the fifth straight season, the University of Illinois at Chicago volleyball season came to an abrupt end as the #5 Flames were upset by #8 Youngstown State, 30-20, 30-24, 33-31, in the opening round of the Horizon League Volleyball Tournament at YSU's Beeghly Center.
UIC last claimed a Horizon League Tournament, then MCC, victory in 1999, when the Flames picked up the three-game sweep over Cleveland State in the quarterfinals. UIC last won a game in a tournament match against Loyola in the 1999 MCC Semifinals.
Youngstown State's Cari Leslie led the Penguins offensive attack with 11 kills, while teammates Melanie Pounders and Abby Ettenhofer each chipped in 10 kills in the win.
Youngstown State was in control of the entire match, as the Penguins only trailed for two points, including when UIC had game point in the final game with a 30-29 advantage. Youngstown State scored four of the next five points, culminating with an Ettenhofer kill to win the match.
Youngstown State improves its record to 10-20 and will advance to the quarterfinals against Cleveland State on Friday at 4:00 p.m. (CST), while UIC ends its season with a record of 10-21.