Volleyball Set For Final Regular Season Road Trip

Maggie Strus and the Flames will travel to Wisconsin for their final regular season road matches.
Maggie Strus and the Flames will travel to Wisconsin for their final regular season road matches.

Nov. 1, 2012

CHICAGO – The UIC volleyball team (15-12/7-4 Horizon League) faces Milwaukee (8-16/3-7 Horizon League) Friday inside the Klotsche Center in Milwaukee, Wis., at 7:00 p.m. (CT), followed by Green Bay (13-11/4-6 Horizon League) Saturday inside the Kress Center in Green Bay, Wis., at 2:00 p.m.

SCOUTING THE FLAMES UIC (15-12/7-4 Horizon League) … Kelsey Safranek leads the team offensively with 311 kills on the season, trailed closely by Aubrey Sniegowski with 284 (.268) … Janise Dismuke exceeds the team defensively with 104 blocks, followed by Sara Sternard at 71 … Maggie Strus has earned 496 digs … MaryKate Imrie has dished out 1,107 assists.

The Last Meeting
October 6, 2012
Chicago, Ill. (Flames Athletic Center)
Flames Declaw Panthers In Comeback Fashion, 3-2
The UIC volleyball team (11-10/4-2 Horizon League) played a hard-fought match to defeat Milwaukee (7-11/2-3 Horizon League) 3-2 (25-22, 22-25, 23-25, 25-23, 15-11) Saturday inside the Flames Athletic Center. The Flames outplayed the Panthers in kills, attack percentage, assists and digs.

SCOUTING THE PANTHERS Milwaukee (8-16/3-7 Horizon League) … the Panthers have lost five of their last six matches … two of the matches were at home, while the the other three were on the road … Julie Kolinske dominates the squad in kills with 346, followed by Elizabeth Egerer with 220 (.150) … Kayla Price has dished out 544 assists … Anna Bartz leads the team in digs with 416.

SCOUTING THE PHOENIX Green Bay (13-11/4-6 Horizon League) … the Phoenix have won two of their last three matches … they defeated Milwaukee (3-1), Youngstown State (3-2), while dropping to Cleveland State (3-0) … Carmen Leitermann paces the team with 263 kills, followed closely by Monica Anderson with 257 … Brittany Groth leads the squad defensively with 568 digs … Katie Mroczenski has pitched in with 107 blocks.




Overall 16-38

Last Meeting October 6, 2012, Won, 3-2


Overall 32-16

Last Meeting October 5, 2012, Won, 3-0

FLAMES AND PANTHERS IN 2012 UIC faced Milwaukee October 6 inside the Flames Athletic Center … the Flames defeated the Panthers, 3-2 (25-22, 22-25, 23-25, 25-23, 15-11) … Safranek and Allgood both posted double-doubles against Milwaukee in kills and digs with 11, 10 and 12, 11, respectively… Imrie chipped in with 61 assists and 16 digs … Sniegowski had 19 kills.

FLAMES AND PHOENIX IN 2012 UIC challenged the Phoenix on October 5 at home … the Flames swept the Phoenix, 3-0 (25-19, 25-21, 25-14) … Dismuke had 13 kills and posted a .400 kill percentage … Safranek had nine kills and six digs … Imrie dished out 41 assists and collected five digs … Sniegowski pitched in with eight kills and five digs.

HORIZON LEAGUE STANDINGS Cleveland State is currently in first place in the Horizon League with a record of 10-1 … trailing the Vikings is Valparaiso at 7-3 … UIC and Loyola are in a tie for third place with a 7-4 record … Green Bay holds its spot in fifth place at 4-6 … followed by Youngstown State and Milwaukee at sixth and seventh with records of 4-7 and 3-7… Wright State stands last with a record of 0-10.

MaryKate Imrie Imrie averages 11.0 assists per set, the highest in the league … she is currently tied for second in the Horizon League in double-doubles alongside Heidi Splinter of Wright State with 15, behind Julie Kolinske of Milwaukee with 16 … Imrie also ties for first in the league for most assists in a single match with 61, which she collected against Milwaukee on October 6.

Janise Dismuke Dismuke has the two highest attack percentages in a single match … she had a .812 attack percentage against Eastern Illinois on October 3 … the other came against Wright State on September 22 at .762.

STREAKING FLAMES Since Schumacher-Cawley took over the UIC volleyball program prior to the 2009 season, her team has posted three five-match winning streaks … in 2009, it began with a victory over Chicago State (3-0) on October 20 and extended until a victory over Cleveland State (3-2) on October 31 … during the 2011 season, the five-match winning streak began as the team defeated Chicago State (3-0) on September 19 and ended as the team downed Wright State (3-0) on October 1 … this season, UIC went on a five-match winning streak … the run began on October 3 as UIC defeated Eastern Illinois, 3-0, and continued through October 19 when the Flames swept Wright State.

LAST TIME OUT The Flames faced Youngstown State October 27 and swept the Penguins (25-16, 27-25, 25-15) … Safranek led the way by knocking down 14 kills … Allgood posted a double-double with 10 kills and 10 digs … Dismuke chipped in with 12 kills.

UP NEXT The Flames continue conference play November 10 at 2:00 p.m., against Loyola (15-9/7-4 Horizon) inside the Flames Athletic Center for their final match of the regular season.