Chicago, Ill. – The Roosevelt women's volleyball team dropped its Chicagoland Collegiate Athletic Conference opener on Tuesday night as visiting Robert Morris swept the Lakers in three tightly-contested sets, 26-24, 25-22, 25-22, at UIC's Physical Education Building.
The loss dropped Roosevelt to 3-4 overall on the year, while the Eagles snapped a seven-match losing streak, improving to 2-7.
Kory Honel paced the Eagles attack with a double-double effort of 15 kills and 10 digs.
The Lakers had opportunities to prevail in all three sets, but Robert Morris earned the decisive points late to sweep the match.
Roosevelt and Robert Morris traded leads in set one with the teams eventually deadlocked at 24-24. A Lakers service error pushed momentum to the Eagles, who capitalized by closing out the set on a kill by Honel. The second set was tied 21-21, before three straight points by Robert Morris gave them the cushion to prevail, 25-22. Roosevelt battled from a deficit to pull within 23-22 in set three, but back-to-back kills by Honel closed out the match for Robert Morris.
The Lakers will look to rebound on Thursday when they continue a two-match CCAC homestand by welcoming Trinity International to the UIC Physical Education Building at 7:00 p.m.