Familiar Recipe Cooks Up to Another League Win for Bulldogs
Oct. 15, 2004
Senior Areal Bienemy had a match-high 23 kills, Kali Carter posted a double-double and libero Megan Knightly put up double figures in digs Friday night at UIC. That usually adds up to a league win for Butler and it did again Friday as the Bulldogs posted a 30-27, 28-30, 30-24, 30-18 decision over the host Flames to stay perfect in Horizon League play at 6-0 and 11-7 overall. With the loss, UIC falls to 6-16 (2-5 Horizon League).
Bienemy's 23 kills came on .388 hitting, while the reigning Horizon League "Player of the Week" added five blocks. Carter's double-double was her 16th in the Bulldogs' 18 matches this season. The senior registered 13 kills and a match-high 18 digs. Knightly dug 15 balls, as the Bulldogs out-hit the Flames, .230 to .160.
Sophomore Krystal Hendrix had 10 kills for the Bulldogs, while junior Candice Washington chipped in with eight kills and four blocks. Sophomore outside hitter Susana Henri had five digs and five blocks, as Butler posted another solid defensive effort.
In leading the Bulldogs to .230 hitting, senior Sara Gallagher handed out 51 assists. For the host Flames, Jordan Studzinski turned in the best performance with 18 kills and 16 digs. In the deciding fourth game, Butler held the Flames to -.100 hitting on nine kills and 13 hitting errors.
The win gives Butler a 6-0 league record heading into Saturday's 4 p.m. showdown with Loyola. The Ramblers are currently tied for second in the league standings.