Cleveland State Sweeps Volleyball, 30-26, 30-22, 31-29, In Tournament Opener|
Nov. 21, 2003
Indianapolis, Ind. - Cleveland State's Jenna Maddocks recorded a match-high 11 kills to help lift the Vikings to the 30-26, 30-22, 31-29 sweep of the University of Illinois at Chicago Flames in the first round of the Horizon League Volleyball tournament at Butler's Hinkle Fieldhouse on Friday morning.
Cleveland State also received solid performances from both Jamie Bouyer and Danielle Siefker, each recording eight kills.
UIC finishes the season with a mark of 11-21, while Cleveland State will move on to the quarterfinals against #3 UW-Green Bay at 4:00 p.m. on Friday afternoon.
Senior outside hitter Teaha Shepperd paced the UIC offensive attack with a double-double of 10 kills and 12 digs, while teammate Kristi Herrington added nine kills in defeat.
UIC jumped out to an early 14-8 lead over the Vikings in the opening game, behind two kills from junior outside hitter Jordan Studzinski (5 kills, 9 digs) and five hitting errors on Cleveland State.
Cleveland State, however, battled back and evened the score at 18-18, before going on a 12-8 run, propelled by five attack errors for the Flames to earn the 30-26 win.
Maddocks, Bouyer, Siefker and Kelly Crain (4 kills) each recorded three kills apiece in Cleveland State's game one victory.
Game Two was all Cleveland State as the Vikings broke open an 11-all tie with a 14-4 run to clinch the victory. Maddocks and Nickole Kennedy (7 kills) each posted four kills for Cleveland State in the 30-22 win.
The final game was a see-saw affair that saw the Flames rebound from a 28-26 deficit and take a 29-28 lead following an attack error by Siefker.
Cleveland State, however, responded with a kill from Maddocks and two UIC hitting errors to secure the win and the match with the 31-29 triumph.