Women's Volleyball Defeats Alverno for a Second Time

Sun, 2017/10/08
 The Illinois Tech women's volleyball team traveled north to Alverno College on Tuesday night. In the second meeting between the two teams this season, the Scarlet Hawks moved to 2-0 in those contests with a four-set win.
  • A 4-0 run to start the match propelled Tech to an early lead, but the Inferno rallied to take an 8-7 set one advantage. However, a 13-4 run gave the Scarlet Hawks a comfortable late lead. A Sara Hassell kill wraped up the first set.
  • The Scarlet Hawks picked up the momentum in set two, opening it with a 7-1 lead and two Natalie Freund aces. Tech never trailed as a Sinjun Acuna kill wrapped up a victory.
  • The third set saw Alverno show life, as it was the hosts turn to lead early. Alverno trailed only once, after an attack error gave Tech an 19-18 lead. The hosts would close the set out on a 7-3 run to force a fourth set.
  • After an even early portion to the fourth set, the Hawks went on a 13-2 run to take control. The Scarlet Hawks were never in danger for the rest of the set.
  • Taylor Burton added 10 kills and a .240 hitting percentage to go along with four block assists.
  • Hassell had eight kills, 10 digs, and three block assists.
  • Freund led the team with 14 assists. Her and Courtney Darling (11 assists) each had four aces.
  • Courtney Curcio had 17 digs.

Stats to Know

  • Tech's defense held Alverno to a -.031 hit percentage.
  • Tech outdug the Inferno 61-48.
  • The Scarlet Hawks had 14 aces.
  • Illinois Tech's record is now 8-13.