Monday, September 8, 2014

UIS volleyball team starts season with pair of wins

The University of Illinois Springfield opened the volleyball season with a bang, defeating Ohio Valley 26-19, 25-20, 26-24 in a Friday afternoon match in the UIS Invite at The Recreation and Athletic Center.

The Prairie Stars won their evening match against Urbana 25-23, 31-29, 25-21.

Ashley Beaton and senior Shelby Geers led the Stars with nine kills apiece against Ohio Valley. Geers contributed four blocks. Sophomore Nora Palermo added eight kills. JoAnna Hoffman had 18 assists, six kills and three blocks. Freshman Lexi Hall collected 14 assists. Sophomore Kayla Katarzynski recorded 22 digs.

Against Urbana, UIS junior Nikki Madoch collected 13 kills and six blocks. Beaton added 10 kills and three blocks. Hall led with 18 assists, while Hoffman had 17. Katarzynski had 16 digs for the 2-0 Stars.

The win was featured by The State Journal-Register on September 5, 2014.

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