September 26, 20221st2nd3rdFinal
-0.01Hitting Pct.0.255
99Total Attacks102
Januski - 5
KillsHenderson - 13
Bulmahn - 11
AssistsWafeek - 30
Bulmahn - 1
AcesOblena - 2
Wafeek - 2
Oldendorf - 2
Hickey - 14
DigsWafeek - 14
Januski - 4
BlocksWoodard - 6
Oldendorf - 6
Beacons Fall Monday at UIC
Monday, September 26, 2022
Beacons Fall Monday at UIC

The Valpo volleyball team dropped its MVC road opener Monday evening at UIC, falling in straight sets (25-12, 25-16, 25-14) to the Flames.

How It Happened

  • Valpo scored the first two points of the opening set, but the Flames came back with 10 of the next 12 to take control.
  • UIC extended an 8-7 lead to 16-8 with an 8-1 run midway through set two to pull away in that frame.
  • The Beacons came out of the gate strong to start the third set, scoring the first five points of the set. But with the lead at 7-3, the Flames scored seven in a row to take the lead for good on their way to finishing the sweep.

Inside the Match

  • Valpo was held to -.010 hitting for the match, while the Flames hit .255 and held a 40-21 advantage in kills.
  • Junior Mallory Januski (Bourbonnais, Ill./Bradley-Bourbonnais) had a team-high five kills, while junior Victoria Bulmahn (McCordsville, Ind./Mt. Vernon) led Valpo with 11 assists.
  • Freshman Emma Hickey (Granger, Ind./Penn) tied for match-high honors with 14 digs.
  • Januski was in on a team-best four of Valpo’s eight blocks.

Next Up

Valpo (13-2, 1-2 MVC) returns to the court Friday evening at Illinois State. First serve from Normal, Ill. is slated for 6 p.m. and the match can be seen live on ESPN3.