Women’s Volleyball Wins Home Opener

The Illinois Tech Women’s Volleyball team opened the home schedule on September 16 against the Moody Bible Institute. Illinois Tech was dominant from start to finish in a 3-0 victory.


  • Illinois Tech (4-5), Moody (4-3)

Match Scores

  • Set one: Illinois Tech 25, Moody 21
  • Set two: Illinois Tech 25, Moody 18
  • Set three: Illinois Tech 25, Moody 19

How It Happened

  • The first set was back and forth until the Scarlet Hawks went on a 6-1 run to take a 12-7 lead. The Archers would hang around, but Illinois Tech won convincingly by scoring the set’s last four points. Reya Green iced the set with a service ace.
  • Set two started off much like set one until a 3-0 Scarlet Hawk run put the team up 13-7. The Archers attempted to make a late run, but a service error gave Illinois Tech its 25th point.
  • In the third set, the Archers took the early lead at 8-5. However, a 7-0 run highlighted by a Taylor Burton kill and Alyssa Miner service ace gave the Scarlet Hawks the lead for good. A Courtney Darling kill put the night away for the Hawks.

Scarlet Hawk Standouts

  • Irena Grauzinis tallied a team-high nine kills and tied for a team-high 12 digs.
  • Darling tallied 27 assists to lead the squad.
  • Green added 12 digs and a team-high three service aces.
  • Miner recorded three aces and a team-high four blocks (one solo, three assists).
  • Katherine McCutcheon (.429) and Jelena Vujicic (.316) both recorded outstanding hit percentage.

Stats to Know

  • The Scarlet Hawks recorded a .186 hitting percentage compared to just .102 for Moody.
  • Digs were even at 44.
  • Illinois Tech recorded nine blocks compared to one for the Archers.
  • Illinois Tech won the battle of aces 8-2.