CHICAGO, Ill. – The Illinois Tech women's volleyball team hosted the Eagles of Edgewood College on Saturday afternoon in the Keating Sports Center for a Northern Athletics Collegiate Conference (NACC) match. Tech (3-10, 1-3 NACC) fell to the Eagles (7-11, 4-2 NACC) in straight sets.
- Edgewood 3, Tech 0 (15-25, 29-31, 20-25)
How it Happened
- The Edgewood defense was impressive in the first set, holding the Scarlet Hawks to a hit percentage of just -.032% en route to the ten-point win.
- Set two saw the Eagles get off to a strong start, leading by as many as five (8-3, 11-6). However, the Scarlet Hawks responded with an 11-3 run to take a 17-14 lead.
- In what turned into a set of runs, the Eagles then scored the next six point to re-take the lead at 22-20. Tech then went on another 4-0 behind kills from Sinjin Acuna, Karen Marrufo-Zubaran, and Alyssa Miner to take a 24-22 advantage.
- After the Eagles scored twice to tie it at 24-24, no team would be able to earn that two-point lead until a 3-0 Edgewood run gave the opponents a 31-29 win. Mia Phelps kept the Scarlet Hawks alive on two separate occasions with kills to tie the match.
- While the Scarlet Hawks remained close throughout set three, Tech was never able to grab a lead. Edgewood never led by more than five, but was able to hold off the Scarlet Hawks for the win.
Scarlet Hawk Standouts
- Phelps had a nice all-around match with eight kills, five digs, and three block assists.
- Miner tallied six kills and a block assist from the middle position.
- Allison Wilkins led the Scarlet Hawks with 14 assists.
- Courtney Curcio was the team leader in digs with 15.
Stats to Know
- Serving was not a strength for either team, with Edgewood and Tech combining for 23 service errors and just seven aces.
- The Eagles hit .162% and tallied 36 kills. Illinois Tech hit .017% with 24 kills.
- While the Scarlet Hawks forced the Eagles to dig out several blocks, Edgewood ended up ahead in the blocks category 7-3.
- The Scarlet Hawks will face another tough NACC test on Tuesday night, taking on Lakeland University at the Keating Sports Center. Live audio, video, and stats will be available. The live audio will be powered by Illinois Media School.