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#14-Maroons volleyball finish 1-1 at day two of Gargoyle Classic

CHICAGO, Ill. -- The No. 14-ranked University of Chicago volleyball team wrapped up the 2013 Gargoyle Classic with a 3-0 win over Benedictine University and a 3-0 loss to Millikin University on Saturday. The Maroons ran their record to 10-5.

Junior libero Eirene Kim was also named to the All-Tournament Team at the conclusion of the two-day invite. She ended up with 75 digs over the course of four matches.

UChicago took down Benedictine University 3-0 with set scores of 25-12, 25-13, 25-18. The Maroons scored very efficiently in the first set, taking a 9-3 lead that expanded up to 21-8. The second set saw the home side embark on a 14-5 run to go up 2-0. The Eagles hung close in the third set, but the Maroons were able to keep their lead cushioned and finished off the sweep.

Stat Leaders
Morgan Barry (Outside Hitter, Jr.) - 10 kills on 15 attempts, 12 digs, 2 blocks
Maggie Vaughn (Middle Blocker, Sr.) - 9 kills on 13 attempts, 5 blocks
Katie Huntington (Rightside Hitter, Sr.) - 8 kills
Eirene Kim (Libero, Jr.) - 21 digs, 3 assists
Nikki DelZenero (Setter, Sr.) - 16 assists, 4 digs, 2 aces
Ragine Graves (Setter, So.) - 15 assists, 4 digs

Millikin eked past UChicago in the first two sets and then cruised in the third set to claim the 3-0 victory (27-25, 25-23, 25-11). The Maroons led much of the first set and owned a set point at 24-22. But the Big Blue scored five of the next six points to steal the lead. The second set played very close, with UChicago scoring three-straight points to even it at 23-23. But Millikin took the next two points and a commanding 2-0 lead. The visitors then went on a 15-5 run to close out the third set and the match.

Stat Leaders
Katie Huntington (Rightside Hitter, Sr.) - 9 kills
Maren Loe (Outsider Hitter, So.) - 7 kills
Eirene Kim (Libero, Jr.) - 20 digs
Ragine Graves (Setter, So.) - 16 assists, 7 digs
Nikki DelZenero (Setter, Sr.) - 13 assists, 4 digs, 2 aces