Women’s Volleyball Splits Day One at SMOW, Drops Two on Second Day

The Illinois Tech Women’s Volleyball team competed in the Saint Mary of the Woods Tournament September 15–16 against some of the USCAA’s top teams.

Scores – Day One

  • Florida College 3, Illinois Tech 1 (19-25, 23-25, 25-22, 19-25)
  • Illinois Tech 3, UC Clermont 1 (19-25, 25-16, 25-14, 25-18)

Scarlet Hawk Standouts

  • Courtney Curcio tallied 33 digs in the two matches, including 19 against Clermont.
  • Sara Hassell had a total of 26 kills on the day. Her Clermont line was 17 kills, two aces, and four block assists.
  • Taylor Burton had double-digit kills in both matches, finishing with 22 for the day. She also had five block assists against UC Clermont.
  • Both Natalie Freund (35 total) and Courtney Darling (31 total) had double-digit assists in each match, and both tallied two service aces in the win over Clermont.

Scores – Day Two

  • Florida College 3, Illinois Tech 0 (22-25, 14-25, 19-25)
  • SMOW 3, Illinois Tech 1 (25-17, 23-25, 20-25, 12-25)

Scarlet Hawk Standouts

  • Burton was named all-tournament team and really stood out against St. Mary of the Woods, tallying 17 kills and four total blocks (two solo, two assisted).
  • Hassell finished off a strong weekend with 19 kills and 11 digs against SMOW.
  • Freund had 22 assists against SMOW.
  • Reya Green‘s 16 digs led the team in the SMOW match.

Up Next

  • Illinois Tech will host Mount Mary on Thursday, September 21 at 7 p.m. Live audio, video, and stats will be available. The live audio will be powered by Illinois Media School.