Women’s Volleyball Defeats Alverno for a Second Time

The Illinois Tech Women’s Volleyball team traveled north to Alverno College on October 3. In the second meeting between the two teams this season, the Scarlet Hawks moved to 2-0 in those contests with a four-set win.


  • Illinois Tech 3, AC 1 (25-17, 25-16, 22-25, 25-14)

How it Happened

  • A 4-0 run to start the match propelled Illinois Tech to an early lead, but the Inferno rallied to take an 8-7 set one advantage. However, a 13-4 run gave the Scarlet Hawks a comfortable late lead. A Sara Hassell kill wrapped up the first set.
  • The Scarlet Hawks picked up the momentum in set two, opening it with a 7-1 lead and two Natalie Freund aces. Illinois Tech never trailed as a Sinjun Acuna kill wrapped up a victory.
  • In the third set Alverno led early, trailing only once after an attack error gave Illinois Tech an 19-18 lead. The hosts would close the set out on a 7-3 run to force a fourth set.
  • After an even early portion to the fourth set, the Hawks went on a 13-2 run to take control. The Scarlet Hawks were never in danger for the rest of the set.

Scarlet Hawk Standouts 

  • Taylor Burton added 10 kills and a .240 hitting percentage to go along with four block assists.
  • Hassell had eight kills, 10 digs, and three block assists.
  • Freund led the team with 14 assists. Her and Courtney Darling (11 assists) each had four aces.
  • Courtney Curcio had 17 digs.

Stats to Know

  • Illinois Tech’s defense held Alverno to a -.031 hit percentage.
  • Illinois Tech out dug the Inferno 61-48.
  • The Scarlet Hawks had 14 aces.
  • Illinois Tech’s record is now 8-13.

Up Next

  • The Scarlet Hawks will host Alma College on Saturday, October 7 at 1 p.m. Live audio, video, and stats will be available. The live audio will be powered by Illinois Media School.