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UChicago volleyball goes 2-0 at day one of Benedictine Tournament

Katie Huntington and Kara Conway
Katie Huntington and Kara Conway

LISLE, Ill. -- The University of Chicago volleyball team defeated North Central College 3-1 and Concordia University Chicago 3-0 at the first day of the Benedictine University Tournament on Friday. The No. 19-ranked Maroons improved to 22-9 on the season.

UChicago started the day matched up with North Central. The Maroons cruised through the first set 25-8 and ran into some resistance in the second set with a narrow 26-24 win. The Cardinals took the third set 25-22 and UChicago rebounded to clinch the match in the fourth 25-11.

Stat Leaders
Katie Huntington
(Rightside Hitter, Sr.) - 10 kills
Maren Loe
(Outside Hitter, So.) - 9 kills, 16 digs, 2 aces
Maggie Vaughn (Middle Blocker, Sr.) - 6 kills, 6 blocks
Kara Conway (Middle Blocker, Jr.) - 5 kills on 11 attempts
Nikki DelZenero (Setter, Sr.) - 30 assists, 6 digs, 4 kills
Eirene Kim (Libero, Jr.) - 23 digs, 6 assists
Ragine Graves (Setter, So.) - 15 digs, 7 assists, 3 aces

The Maroons then swept past Concordia Chicago in straight sets 25-10, 25-15, 25-13. It marked the 12th time this year that UChicago has beaten an opponent 3-0.

Stat Leaders
Morgan Barry (Outside Hitter, Jr.) - 8 kills on 12 attempts
Katie Huntington
(Right Side Hitter, Sr.) - 8 kills
Kara Conway (Middle Blocker, Jr.) - 7 kills on 11 attempts, 4 blocks
Eirene Kim (Libero, Jr.) - 16 digs, 6 assists
Ragine Graves (Setter, So.) - 15 assists, 8 digs