The Journal, University of Illinois at Springfield Weekly Campus Newspaper

Weekend recap: Volleyball

October 28, 2009
By Michael Omenazu
Senior Sports Reporter

The UIS Volleyball team was swept in both road matches against Rockhurst and Drury, fifth and sixth respectively in the conference standings.

Drury

Earlier in the week, UIS defeated local rival Illinois College in three straight games. Only a couple of days later, they faced a dominant opponent in Drury as they lost (25-11. 25-12, 25-18).Drury’s execution was accurately reflected in their hitting percentage (.469) compared to the Prairie Stars’ (.030). 

Their offensive outburst featured two players with double digit kills, including Kyrie Hopkins with 13 and Brianne Holtkamp with 11. Also, Austin Warren poured in 40 assists for the Panthers.

Courtnee Brown led the Prairie Stars with nine kills coupled with Sarah Cooper’s seven. Carrie Gerberding also added 19 assists.

Rockhurst

Traveling nearly 200 miles within 24 hours, the team brought their struggles to Kansas City, Missouri. Losing their sixth game in a row, UIS ended the weekend with a loss to Rockhurst (25-12, 25-17, 25-15).
Only eight UIS players saw court action. Cayla Baggerly led the way with eight kills, with Sarah Cooper and Courtnee Brown adding six. The Prairie Stars resume their road trip, playing two more conference opponents (Northern Kentucky and Bellarmine) to finish out October.

Current Great Lakes Valley Conference
Volleyball Standings

Conference Standings (As of October 24, 2009)
2009 Volleyball Standings


School

Conf

CPct.

Overall

Pct.

Streak

Lewis *

10-0

1.000

24-3

0.889

W21

Indianapolis *

9-1

0.900

28-1

0.966

W14

Missouri-St. Louis

8-2

0.800

18-9

0.667

W2

Northern Kentucky

7-3

0.700

17-10

0.630

L1

Rockhurst

7-3

0.700

17-11

0.607

W4

Drury

6-4

0.600

14-11

0.560

W2

Saint Joseph's

6-4

0.600

12-15

0.444

W1

Southern Indiana

5-5

0.500

13-13

0.500

W1

UW-Parkside

4-6

0.400

20-9

0.690

L1

Bellarmine

4-6

0.400

10-8

0.556

L2

Missouri S&T

4-6

0.400

9-23

0.281

L3

Quincy

3-7

0.300

6-18

0.250

L2

Illinois-Springfield #

1-9

0.100

9-17

0.346

L2

Maryville #

1-9

0.100

3-19

0.136

L5

Kentucky Wesleyan

0-10

0.000

1-25

0.038

L10