Flames Continue Horizon League Play at Home
Oct. 2, 2013
2013 Season Statistics
CHICAGO – The UIC volleyball team continues Horizon League play this weekend when the Flames play host to Milwaukee and Green Bay. UIC (5-11, 0-1 Horizon League) takes on Milwaukee Friday at 7 p.m. and returns to the Flames Athletic Center at 4 p.m. Saturday to matchup with Green Bay.
UIC opened Horizon League play with a 3-1 home loss to Valparaiso Saturday (Sept. 28). Both Milwaukee (6-8, 2-0 HL) and Green Bay (7-7, 2-0 HL) recorded home wins over league foes Oakland and Wright State last weekend.
Who: UIC vs. Milwaukee
Who: UIC vs. Green Bay
A LOOK AT MILWAUKEE
Milwaukee (6-8, 2-0 HL)
A LOOK AT GREEN BAY
Green Bay (7-7, 2-0 HL)
UIC MATCH NOTES
LAST TIME OUT
IMRIE JUMPS TWO SPOTS IN PROGRAM RANKINGS
Imrie, who owns 3,168 career assists, needs 46 more assists to move past Inga Balzaras (3,213 – 1989-92) into fourth all-time. If Imrie continues at her current pace, she will finish her career third in program history with over 3,800 assists.
Imrie leads the Horizon League and ranks 62nd nationally with 10.47 assists per set. Imrie’s 65-assist performance against Marshall (Sept. 6) is the most in a single match in the Horizon League this season. In the four-set win over Drake (Sept. 13), Imrie collected 50 assists and three total blocks. Imrie has also been named to two all-tournament teams this season (UIC Invitational & Kent State).
STERNARD EFFICIENT; NEARS 600 CAREER KILLS
Sternard’s .312 attack percentage this season ranks third in the Horizon League. Sternard’s performance against TCU (12 kills on 22 attempts - .500 attack percentage) is the Horizon League’s seventh most efficient performance.
Sternard is second on UIC with 163 kills and now owns 597 career kills. She reached the 500-career kill milestone against Chicago State (Sept. 7) and needs four more kills to pass the 600-career kill mark.
Sternard passed the 200-career total block milestone against Eastern Illinois (Sept. 20) and has collected 18 total blocks over the past five matches. She leads the squad with 47 blocks this season. Sternard was also named to two all-tournament teams (Navy & Iowa) earlier this season.
JOHNSON IMPRESSES AS A FRESHMAN
Johnson has taken a team-high 595 swings and her 63 attempts against Marshall are the second most of any Horizon League player this season. Johnson’s 3.14 kills per set rank seventh in the Horizon League and third amongst all Horizon League freshmen.
Johnson finished with 20 kills against Marshall, the most of any UIC player this season and the third highest Horizon League effort. The Champaign, Ill. native has also compiled 124 digs, which is third best on UIC. Johnson owns three of UIC’s five double-doubles this season.
Garcia currently owns 876 career digs and will pass the 1,000-career dig milestone later this season if she continues at her current pace of 3.25 digs per set. Her 3.25 digs per set currently sit tenth best in the Horizon League.
Garcia has also been UIC’s top threat from the service line as her 0.32 aces per set (19 total) ranks third in the Horizon League. Garcia’s four service aces against both Elon and Iowa (Sept. 14) rank as the Horizon League’s second best performance.
MCCOY'S DOUBLE-DOUBLE AGAINST KENT STATE
McCoy has recorded double-digit kills in ten of UIC’s 16 matches, including six straight to start the season. She ranks third on the squad with 157 kills and her 2.80 kills per set are a career high.
In the five-set win over Marshall, McCoy set a new career high with 19 kills on 35 attempts for a stellar .429 attack percentage. The performance ranks as the fourth highest kill total in the Horizon League this season. McCoy owns 381 career kills and will pass the 500-career kill milestone late in the season if she continues at her current pace.
STRUS PASSES 1,000-CAREER DIG MILESTONE
Strus owns 1,091 career digs and needs 119 more digs to enter the program's Top 10. If Strus continues at her current pace (2.84 digs per set), she will finish the season with over 1,230 career digs and rank eighth in program history entering her senior season.
Friel has been strong as of late as she has collected six aces over the past five matches. In the sweep over Binghamton (Sept. 21), Friel had one ace in the first set and two in the dominating third set victory. Friel has also been a major contributor on the backline as she ranks fourth on the squad with 122 digs.
HARRIS PUTS UP A BIG BLOCK
TOP TEAM MARKS LEAD HORIZON LEAGUE
In the season-opening victory over Elon, UIC recorded 13 aces against the Phoenix. The 13 aces are the most in a match by any Horizon League program this season.