Eagles fall to Prairie Stars in three


University of Southern Indiana Volleyball was held to a .059 attacking percentage as the University of Illinois Springfield handed the Screaming Eagles a 25-16, 25-13, 25-15 Great Lakes Valley Conference setback Saturday afternoon.

The Prairie Stars (9-6, 3-3 GLVC) racked up blistering .383 attacking percentage, including clips of .438 and .483 in the first and third sets, respectively.

USI (3-12, 1-6 GLVC) fell into an early eight-point deficit in the opening set and could not recover as the Prairie Stars cruised to the nine-point win. Illinois Springfield used an 8-0 run in the second frame to turn a 9-8 lead into a commanding 17-8 cushion before opening the third set with a 7-1 outburst.

Sophomore outside hitter Mikaila Humphrey (Floyd Knobs, Indiana) led USI with seven kills, while junior setter Erika Peoples (Bloomington, Illinois) and senior libero Shannon Farrell (Munster, Indiana) had 24 assists and nine digs, respectively.

The Eagles return to action Friday at 7 p.m. when they host No. 25 Rockhurst University at the Physical Activities Center.

Short Box Score (Match)
Southern Indiana vs Illinois Springfield (Sep 30, 2017 at Springfield, IL)

Illinois Springfield def. Southern Indiana 25-16,25-13,25-15

Southern Indiana (3-12, 1-6 GLVC) (Kills-aces-blocks) – Humphrey, Mikaila 7-0-0; Coleman, Elexis 6-0-3; Whitfield, Te’Ayla 6-0-0; Yochum, Alyssa 5-0-0; Jung, Amanda 2-0-0; Peoples, Erika 1-0-3; Limper, Haley 0-1-0; Totals 27-1-3.0. (Assists) – Peoples, Erika 24. (Dig leaders) – Farrell, Shannon 9; Humphrey, Mikaila 6

Illinois Springfield (9-6, 3-3 GLVC) (Kills-aces-blocks) – Bauer, Taylor 10-0-0; Ripple, Erin 9-0-0; Hasler, Alyssa 9-0-4; Bush, Brianna 8-0-1; Borum, Jailyn 5-0-3; Splitt, Alli 3-0-1; Hendon, Kenzie 1-0-0; Hall, Lexi 0-1-0; Schutt, Courtney 0-2-0; Totals 45-3-5.0. (Assists) – Wentworth, Tiffany 18; Hall, Lexi 17. (Dig leaders) – Schutt, Courtney 12; Borum, Jailyn 9