CHICAGO, Ill. – The University of Chicago volleyball team defeated University of Rochester 3-0 and lost to No. 3-ranked Emory University 3-1 to wrap up the University Athletic Association (UAA) Round Robin #2 on Sunday. The Maroons ran their record to 20-11 overall and 4-3 in UAA competition.
UChicago 3, Rochester 0 (25-20, 25-17, 25-13)
The Maroons started the day against Rochester with a 25-20 first set that they led for almost the entire time. In the second set, the home side went on a 12-4 run to open up a 14-6 lead, and soon finished off the set 25-17. UChicago kept the momentum rolling in set three by winning seven of the first nine points and finished off the sweep 25-13.
For the match, the Maroons hit .226 as a team with 42 kills and 16 errors on 115 attempts. Rochester was held to a negative hitting percentage at -.033 (23 kills, 27 errors, 121 attempts).
UChicago Stat Leaders
Morgan Barry (Sr.) – 12 kills, 19 digs
Maren Loe (Jr.) – 12 kills, 11 digs
Ragine Graves (Jr.) – 34 assists, 13 digs
Mary Claire Tuohy (So.) – 14 digs, 4 assists
Stephanie Sinnappan (Fr.) – 8 kills
Emory 3, UChicago 1 (25-19, 26-28, 25-22, 25-20)
In the second matchup between the two teams this season, Emory jumped ahead 12-6 in the opening set and kept control to go one up at 25-19. The second set was a different story as both sides exchanged points back and forth. The score was tied at 26-26 when junior outside hitter Maren Loe unleashed two kills to give the set to UChicago, 28-26.
Emory went up 12-6 in the third set, but UChicago clawed back to within 18-16. The Eagles scored five-straight points and held off another late rally to win 25-22. The fourth set was also closely contested with one point of separation at 19-18. Emory held on to secure the set and the match victory, 25-20.
Loe set a new career-high with 29 kills versus only four errors from the outside. She also added 15 digs. Junior setter Ragine Graves passed out 46 assists and contributed 20 digs. Senior outside hitter Morgan Barry was active defensively with a team-best 23 digs.
UChicago hit for a .145 attack percentage (54 kills, 27 errors, 186 attempts), with five aces and four team blocks. Emory hit for a .274 attack percentage (65 kills, 16 errors, 179 attempts) and also scored five aces. The Eagles came up big at the net with 14 team blocks.
UChicago Stat Leaders
Maren Loe (Jr.) – 29 kills, 15 digs
Morgan Barry (Sr.) – 11 kills, 23 digs
Ragine Graves (Jr.) – 46 assists, 20 digs
Mary Claire Tuohy (So.) – 19 digs
Kara Conway (Sr.) – 7 kills
- Friday, October 31 – UChicago at Benedictine University Tournament, 4 PM / 6 PM