Aug. 30, 2003
Normal, IL – The Tiger volleyball team fell to Illinois 3-1(30-17, 28-30, 30-24, 30-26) on Saturday night in the last match of the Barker GMC Classic. The Illini improve to 2-1 overall, while the Tigers fall to 0-3 on the season.
Junior Leslie Finn led all Tigers with 17 kills, while junior Lori Ashton tallied 14 kills and a match-high four blocks (one solo). Rookie Liz Beckham added 12 kills and a match-best 17 digs. Senior Lindsey Abbott recorded 11 digs, and red-shirt junior Ryane Beasley tallied six kills with seven digs and three blocks (one solo). Junior Stephanie Haskell handed out 46 assists and served up two aces for the Tigers.
The Illini were led by Lisa Argabright with 18 kills, four service aces and a .433 hitting percentage. Rachel VanMeter posted 15 kills, while Melissa Vandrey added 14 kills and two blocks. Kathleen Bazzetta tallied a match-high 17 digs, and Erin Virtue recorded 53 assists and nine digs.
The Tigers will play host to Furman on Wednesday, Sept. 3 in Jervey Gym at 7:00 p.m. Admission is free to all home matches.
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