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Monday, November 7, 2011

* Dedication of the New Corridor of Champions

The Corridor of Champions exhibit from Roberts Stadium which showcased many memorable moments from UE Athletics history, will soon have a premier spot in the atrium of the new Ford Center.  The display has been completely revamped, and that enhancement and move has been made possible by generous donations from the naming sponsor, Hilliard Lyons, and several supporting sponsors.

The new Hilliard Lyons Corridor of Champions will be dedicated in a private ceremony before the UE vs. IU game on November 16. All funds raised from tickets to the event will go toward completion of Phase II of the exhibit which will be a memorial wall honoring those who lost their lives the "night it rained tears." The 1977 UE plane crash touched and changed so many lives at the University and in the region. This will always be a part of the fabric of UE and Evansville.

The reception and ceremony will begin at 4:30 p.m. with remarks by Jerry Sloan (on video), Larry Humes, and Calbert Cheaney at 5:10 p.m., followed by Mayor Jonathan Weinzapfel. Alan Newman of Hilliard Lyons will then unveil the Hilliard Lyons Corridor of Champions. Doors open at 4:15 p.m.

TICKET INFORMATION (Ticket required for admission)
Ticket price:  $100.00 (tickets are tax deductible and proceeds will go toward Phase II of the exhibit). Ticket is for dedication only; game tickets must be purchased separately.

Ceremony tickets can be purchased at the Ford Center Box Office, Aces Athletics Ticket Office (488-ACES), or by returning the form below to: Roberts Stadium Foundation, c/o The Ford Center, 1 SE Martin Luther King Blvd, Evansville, IN 47708.


Phone number:                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        

Email address:                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         

Please hold                tickets in my name. Check enclosed.

                          I cannot attend, but please accept enclosed donation for the memorial exhibit.


* Homecoming 2011 Reunion Weekend This Week

Over 500 UE alumni from across the country will be on campus this weekend to celebrate Homecoming 2011.  Please join the Office of Alumni and Parent Relations in welcoming them back. The full schedule of events can be viewed at  Online registration is still live through Wednesday, Nov. 9. Homecoming Headquarters will be set up in the Ridgway University Center Friday from 2–5 p.m. and then again Saturday from 8 a.m.–1:30 p.m.  Any Homecoming questions should be directed to or extension 2586.  


* Date and Location Change for Residence Life Villages True Colors

Due to a conflict, the Residence Life Villages True Colors event has been changed from Nov. 8 at 6 p.m. in Eykamp 255, Ridgway University Center to Nov. 9 at 6 p.m. in Room 273 in the Schroeder Family School of Business Administration Building.


* Join the Meet & Greet Team for the UE Versus Butler Homecoming Game!

Attention UE students, faculty, staff and administration: do you want to be a part of history? Join the Meet & Greet team for the UE v. Butler Homecoming basketball game at the Ford Center!

A meet & greet team is being established for the UE v. Butler Homecoming game at the Ford Center on Saturday, Nov. 12. Come join the fun and be a part of history at UE’s first official men’s basketball game at the Ford Center. This is a huge event for the Evansville community and UE family as alumni will be in town celebrating Homecoming. We want to ensure all fans have a positive experience. The team is necessary to cover multiple blocks of parking and walking paths to the Ford Center. We need approximately 50 people to volunteer from 12 – 2 p.m. on Nov. 12. T-shirts will be provided. A training session will take place next week to educate the team on details. If you’re interested, please contact Beth Speer at or x1013 and provide your t-shirt size.

* Student Tickets for Butler and IU

Full time students will have the opportunity to pick up tickets to the UE vs. Butler and UE vs. IU games beginning at 10 am TODAY, Nov. 7. A limited allotment of 600 tickets is available for pick up for each game. Due to the limited number of tickets available for these games, each student must bring his or her own ID with a valid activities sticker to the athletic ticket office in the Carson Center in order to receive his or her tickets. Each student will receive an assigned seat for each game at the time he or she comes to the athletic ticket office. Please come with the person(s) you plan on sitting with at the games. Students without an ID will not be given tickets. 


What's Happening Today

* Phi Alpha Theta Calendar Sale

Phi Alpha Theta is selling calendars to raise money for the Phi Alpha Theta National Biennial Conference in January. The group is sending 9 of 16 members to the conference. Calendars will be available for pre-order until Nov.18.  Be on the lookout during lunch hours for tables in Hyde Hall on Nov. 7, 9, 10, 14, 16 and 17, and in Ridgway University Center on Nov. 10 and 17. Calendars will feature professors and administrators from across the University dressed as Henry VIII, George Washington, Christopher Columbus, and more.

* Lecture on Murlo Excavations on Monday, November 7

UE archaeology alumna Theresa Huntsman ’02, a PhD candidate in Etruscan archaeology and art history at Washington University in St. Louis, will be presenting the results of recent excavations at Poggio Civitate (Murlo), Italy, on Monday Nov. 7, 7-8 p;.m. in Room 101, Koch Center.  Theresa is associate director of this excavation project and is interested in talking to students who would like to participate in the 2012 season.  All are invited to attend.


* Performers Needed for UE Drag Show!

UE PRIDE's ninth annual drag show is taking place Dec. 3 in Eykamp Hall, Ridgway University Center.  In order to make this event a success they need as many student performers that want to participate.  Participants will get free entry to the event and have the oppertunity to win gift certificates and grand prizes reserved for performers. The theme is "Keep Calm and Drag On" and is the biggest philanthropy on campus.  They hope to raise $2,500 this year but that will not be possible without the help and support of fellow students and student groups.  If you would like to participate please email with any questions as soon as possible.  Registration ends on Nov. 21.


Upcoming Events

* This Week in Music

The UE Wind Ensemble will present its fall concert in Neu Chapel this Tuesday, Nov. 8, at 7:30 p.m.  Assistant Professor of Low Brass and Director of Bands Ken Steinsultz will lead the ensemble in a concert of works ranging from Percy Grainger’s The Duke of Marlborough Fanfare to Frank Ticheli’s Wild Nights.  The program will also include Grainger’s Lincolnshire Posy and Gunther Sculler’s Meditation, and Assistant Professor of Voice Stacey Uthe will join the ensemble for a performance of Ron Nelson’s Aspen Jubilee.  The concert is free and open to the public.

UE student and soprano Angelina Murray will present her Senior Recital in Wheeler Concert Hall this Sunday, Nov. 13, at 1 p.m.  The recital is free and open to the public.


* Study Abroad

Students who are considering study abroad at Harlaxton (summer, fall, spring) or with a UE faculty-led program or on an approved partner program are encouraged to attend the UE International Programs Info Fair on Wednesday, Nov. 16 from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. in Eykamp Hall, Ridgway University Center. Contact for more information.


* To all Science & Mathematics Majors - from Your Survey Questions - Experts Answer!

On Friday, Nov. 11 in the Eykamp Family Chemistry Lecture Hall, room 101, The Science Advisory Council invites you to come and hear a panel discussion with three experts in the field of science.  They will discuss your concerns expressed in the "What are you interested in?" survey.

A poster display and refreshments will follow.

Come hear their comments on post-baccalaureate education, CV/resume, extracurricular activities, and how to understand the emerging areas and trends in Science and Math Technology. Dr. Guy Banta, Dr. Nick Manicke and Matt Riehle will join Director of Career Services and Cooperative Education Gene Wells.

Contact Assistant Director of Gift Planning and Capital Support Cathy Renner at ex 2519 with any questions.

* Tibetan Lama Speaking at UE Tonight

Arjia Rinpoche, a Tibetan lama and author of the memoir Surviving the Dragon: A Tibetan Lama’s Account of 40 Years Under Chinese Rule, will speak at Neu Chapel at 7:00 p.m. Monday, November 14. Mayor Jonathan Weinzapfel will introduce Rinpoche.

Rinpoche is the highest ranking Tibetan lama to escape Tibet since the Dalai Lama’s escape in 1959. He spent years in forced labor camps and is considered an authority on current Chinese/Tibetan relations.

At the Dalai Lama’s request, Rinpoche moved to Indiana after his escape to head the Tibetan Mongolian Buddhist Cultural Center in Bloomington, founded by the Dalai Lama’s late brother. In 2010, Rinpoche published his life story, Surviving the Dragon, which includes a foreword by the Dalai Lama. Rinpoche will sign books before (6:00-6:30) and after (8:30-9:00) his lecture.

This event is hosted by the Office of Religious Life.

* Jane Austen to be Topic of the Creative Writing Coffee Hour-Melvin M. Peterson Literary Hour

The Creative Writing Coffee Hour-Melvin M. Peterson Literary Hour is planned for Thursday, Nov. 10 at 4 p.m. in the Melvin Peterson Gallery. The topic will be "Concerning Jane Austen."

Each year, during this special hour in honor of the Department of Creative Writing’s longtime supporter, Mel Peterson, several professors and students discuss various aspects of the work of an important literary figure. This year the focus will be on the great eighteenth-century novelist Jane Austen.


* Kick-Off Set for Colleges Against Cancer Carnival for a Cure 2012 Relay for Life

The kick-off for Colleges Against Cancer– Carnival for a Cure for 2012 Relay for Life is set for 8 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov.  9 in Room 170 (Smythe Lecture Hall) in Schroeder Family School of Business Administration Building. This will be the only time you can register for the event without paying the $10 registration fee. Contact Sara Johnson at with any further questions

* Helping Hands Across America

Each year Sodexo gives back to the Evansville community by hosting the annual Helping Hands Across America Food Drive. This year their goal is to donate 300 cans of cranberry sauce to the Evansville Rescue Mission for their Thanksgiving meals and 300 cans of other canned goods to the Tri-State Food Bank.

On Nov. 9 during meals at Cafe Court and operating hours at Ace's Place, diners will be able to purchase cans to donate for $1 (cash, credit, or flex). In addition, UE faculty and staff will receive a coupon for a FREE meal at Cafe Court in exchange for a donation of five cans. (The faculty and staff donations will be accepted in the Sodexo office.) For questions about the Helping Hands Across America Food Drive, contact Lindsey Mitchell at x2436 or

* Creating Your Global Career Path: Careers in Government & International Relations

On Nov. 10 from 7-8 p.m., in Smythe Lecture Hall (Room 170), in the Schroeder Family School of Business Administration Building, Dr. Bill Hadley, '69 will have a question and answer session for students interested in careers with a global focus.  A reception will follow from 8-8:30 p.m. in the Atrium outside of Smythe Lecture Hall.

Hadley is a retired officer of the CIA with tours of duty in the Middle East, Africa and the United Kingdom.  He currently works for Global Analysis, a U.S. subsidiary of the U.K. defense firm, BAE Systems as a Technical Director. He is a published author, noted expert on the Middle East and has taught at the Royal College of Defence Studies in the UK.

As a part of Homecoming activities, Hadley will be the Alumni Homecoming Speaker Saturday at 10 a.m. and has also generously offered to interact with students regarding government and international career paths.

Please direct all inquiries to Career Services and Cooperative Education at or 812-488-1083.

* Mike Sodrel to Discuss the Topic of More Liberty - or More Government?

On Nov.16 at 4 p.m., in Room 170 (Smythe Lecture Hall) in Schroeder Family School of Business Administration Building, Congressman Mike Sodrel will be speaking on the topic of “More Liberty or More Government?” What kind of political system will bring back prosperity to the United States economy? What’s the difference between socialism, communism, and fascism?

In the words of Congressman Mike Sodrel, “For me it’s still about liberty. What we have secured, extended, restored and defended with blood and bullets, we are about to lose with ballots. We are about to lose it from lack of understanding.”

Come join us to find out answers to your questions about the economy and all those “isms.”

Sodrel was a member of the United States House of Representatives from 2005-2007 serving the Ninth Congressional District of Indiana. Under his leadership, Sodrel Truck Lines, Free Enterprise Motor Coach, and Sodrel Logistics (SOLO) grew from less than 100 employees to over 550. Congressman Sodrel has been recognized as the Southern Indiana Small Business Person of the Year and elected as Chairman of the Southern Indiana Chamber of Commerce. Congressman Sodrel has received many community leadership awards and has been honored with distinction by several service organizations. He is currently Chairman of the Board of Directors for the Constitution Institute.

* The Grammar League of America Is Here to Help!

Are commas confusing?  Do you have questions about quotation marks?  The Grammar League of America is here to help!  Come to the Writing Center at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 9, for a fun-filled presentation to solve all your punctuation problems.  Contact Camille at or Sam at for more information.


* I-House: India

All members of the campus community are encouraged to attend I-House: India, where student Cyril Patra will share information about Indian culture and customs. Bring your friends to enjoy the presentation and complimentary cookies this Wednesday at 7 p.m. on the second floor of Ridgway University Center in the Class of 1959 Gallery.

* Fact or Fiction? An Examination of the Bible

On Thursday, Nov. 10, UE's own Associate Professor of Religion James Ware will examine the historical reliability of the Bible. Is it an ancient, mistranslated relic?  Is it accurate? Trustworthy? What are its claims?  InterVarsity Christian Fellowship invites you to the basement of Neu Chapel at 8 p.m. to ask questions about a topic that could have enormous implications for everyone.


* Homecoming 2011 Schedule

Homecoming 2011 is Nov. 7-13 with a week full of fun and exciting events. Come out and watch the fun and cheer on students to show your UE School Spirit.

Monday, Nov. 7: Game Show in Eykamp 251, Ridgway University Center, at 7 p.m.
Tuesday, Nov. 8: Round 1 of UE’s Best Dance Crew in Eykamp 251 at 7 p.m.
Wednesday, Nov. 9: AceFactor on Ridgway East Terrace at 7 p.m.
Thursday, Nov. 10: SAB Movie Night, “Space Jam” in Eykamp 251 at 9:30 p.m.
Friday, Nov. 11: UE Veterans Day Service at 11 am in Eykamp 251
Homecoming Pep Rally on Ridgway East Terrace at Noon
Saturday, Nov. 12: Homecoming Parade at 9 a.m. starting on Walnut and heading around the campus.
Chili Cook-Off at the Fan Fest starts at noon. Tastes cost 50 cents. All proceeds are donated to local food kitchens
UE’s Best Dance Crew rounds 2 and 3 at noon at Fan Fest
UE Men’s Basketball vs. Butler game starts at 2:05 p.m. The Homecoming Court will be announced at Halftime.
Sunday, Nov. 13: Walk, Run, Roll VETS Day 5k at 8 a.m. at the USS LST Memorial

The Fan Fest will be located at the D-Patrick Ford Dealership on Walnut Street, next to the Ford Center. Shuttles will be available for students in front of Carson Center and will drop off at the Ford Center starting at 11:30 a.m. and resuming at the completion of the game to return students back to campus.

For any further information contact Geoff Edwards at

* T. Lloyd Benson to Speak at Fiddick Lecture

T. Lloyd Benson will be the speaker at the Thomas C. Fiddick Memorial Lecture on Friday, Nov. 11. The event begins at 7 p.m. in Eykamp Hall, in the Ridgway University Center. Benson's topic will be "Blood and Ballots: The Midwestern Politics of the Army of the Cumberland."

Benson is the Walter Kenneth Mattison Professor of History at Furman University. He received the South Carolina Independent Colleges and Universities Teacher of the Year Award for Furman in 2009. He was awarded Furman's Alester G. and Janie Earle Furman Award for Meritorious Teaching in 1998 and the Faculty Member of the Year award in 1994 from the Association of Furman Students.

He has an A.A. degree from the State University of New York's Empire State College, and B.A., M.A., and PhD degrees in history from the University of Virginia.

He is the author of several publications including The Caning of Senator Sumner and many articles about pre-Civil War America history, applications of digital technology in the liberal arts and the use of geographic information systems for teaching and research.  Currently he is developing a research project on the political rhetoric and geography of gender, family and household in six mid-nineteenth century Atlantic World cities.

* Lunch & Learn on November 9 at Noon!

Mark your calendar!  UE faculty, staff, students and community are invited to attend the free (bring your lunch) Lunch & Learn Session on Wednesday, Nov. 9, from noon–12:50 p.m. in Eykamp 253, Ridgway University Center.  The session will be presented by Centennial Wealth Advisory on "Budgeting for the Holidays: Keeping Your FICO Score High and Your Debt Low. " This event is sponsored by the University of Evansville, Center for Adult Education.  Please contact Judy Caldwell at if you have questions. This event is being presented by the Society for Financial Awareness and sponsored by the Center for Adult Education.

* Brent Sternberg to Speak Here on November 10

Brent Sternberg,CFA,  will be talking to UE students in Room 162 (Harkness Hall), in the Schroeder Family School of Business Administration Building at 4 p.m. on Nov. 10.  Brent is senior vice president and director of  equities for Old National Wealth Management. ONWM manages in excess of $4 billion.  Brent is a 1996 graduate of UE who majored in finance.  He graciously accepted an invitation from Walayet A. Khan, professor of finance, to give a presentation titled, “Trying Times for the Recovery."  The event is open to the UE community and the public.

* Robert Goldstone to Speak at November Crick Lecture

Robert Goldstone, professor of psychology and brain science at Indiana University, will be the speaker at the Crick Lectures in Cognitive and Neural Sciences, on Nov. 9: His topic - “Being part of something bigger than us: The patterns that human groups spontaneously create”

Goldstone says that "Just as ants interact to form elaborate colonies and neurons interact to create structured thought, groups of people interact to create emergent organizations that the individuals may not understand or even perceive. To study the emergence of group behavior patterns, we have developed internet-based experimental platforms (for examples, see that allow groups of 2-200 people to interact with each other in real time on mobile devices or networked computers.  The experiments implement virtual environments where participants can see the moment-to-moment actions of their peers and immediately respond to their environment."

"I will describe two collective behavior paradigms," says Goldstone  "The first concerns the dissemination of innovations in social networks. In a real-world extension of this work, we study how parents in the United States name their babies.  The second concerns the self-organization of group members into specialized roles when they try to coordinate with one another.  Across the scenarios, the group-level behavior that emerges reveals influences of exploration and exploitation, bandwagon effects, population waves, and compromises between individuals using their own information and information obtained from their peers.  Some of these effects will be demonstrated using student response “clickers” and the audience’s hive mind."


Info You Should Know

* Adopt-a-Family

The Office of Community Service Initiatives will once again be assisting the Evansville Rescue Mission through the Adopt-a-Family program. This program serves to provide Christmas gifts for families in the Tri-State area that are at or below the federal poverty line. Student organizations, campus departments, individuals or friends can sign up to Adopt-a-Family by Tuesday, Nov. 22. A family with a wish list will be assigned to you and presents can be dropped off in the Center for Student Engagement by December 7th. If you wish to Adopt-a-Family please email before Nov. 22.

The Office of Community Service Initiatives will be providing other holiday service opportunities so stay tuned for more information on Salvation Army Bell Ringing and the Tri-State Alliance Holiday AIDS project.

* December Graduates!!

December graduates are reminded that if you need a cap and gown for graduation ceremonies you should purchase one in the UE Bookstore as soon as possible.  If you are a Masters graduate you need to contact the Bookstore IMMEDIATELY as your garments are custom-made and require additional time to receive.  Also if you need graduation announcements, you can order them in the Bookstore and receive for mailing in as little as 3 days.  If you have any questions please contact the Bookstore.

* Last Day to Drop Fall Classes – Friday, November 11

Don’t forget that Friday, Nov. 11, is the last day to drop a fall class.  Drops will be posted with a ‘W’ grade.  If you need to drop a class, fill out a yellow Add/Drop Form (available in the Registrar’s Office in Olmsted Hall, Room 106), get signatures from your advisor and class instructor, and return the completed form to the Registrar’s Office no later than 5 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 11.




* Women's Soccer Ends Season In Semis With 6-0 loss to Redbirds

Taking on the regular season champions in the semifinals of the State Farm Missouri Valley Conference Tournament, the University of Evansville women’s soccer team suffered a 6-0 defeat to Illinois State Friday afternoon at Missouri State University’s Cooper Family Soccer Plex. With the loss, the Purple Aces end the 2011 season with a 4-12-4 overall record, while the Redbirds improve to 12-5 and advance to the finals, taking on the winner of the Missouri State-Northern Iowa semifinal match.

The Redbirds took a commanding, 3-0, lead in the first half, scoring the first goal of the match in the 10th minute of play. Receiving a pass from Natalie McCabe on the left side, MVC Freshman of the Year Rachel Tejada dribbled into the box and lined her 19th goal of the season low into the back left corner of the net.

Just over seven minutes later, Tejada led the attack down the field and made a pass from the center of the box to Jessica Carlson on the left side. Carlson’s shot snuck past a diving Chaviel Harrison in goal.

MVC Defender of the Year Kyla Cross put the Redbirds up 3-0 in the 31st minute when she dribbled through two defenders into the box and shot to the far post for the score.

After a cross from Carlson on the left side of the box, Cross spun away from her defender and was able to tap the ball into the left side of the net for a 4-0 lead at the 50:34 mark

Tejada followed quickly with an unassisted goal in the 52nd minute, her 20th of the year.

With 44 seconds remaining, the Redbirds added one last goal by Aimee Wronski, for the 6-0 victory.

In the match, Illinois State owned a 17-4 shot and 9-1 shot on goal advantage. Senior Sam Conrad led the Aces with two shots, including one on goal.

Harrison finished with three saves in the match.

Despite the loss, Evansville made a spectacular late-season run, tallying three straight shutouts with just 11 healthy players, to earn a number four seed in the MVC tournament and trip to the final four.

* Harris Leads Aces Past UIS, 74-61

Kenneth Harris led all players with 17 points and 10 rebounds as the University of Evansville men’s basketball team wrapped up exhibition play with a 74-61 win over the University of Illinois-Springfield Friday evening at the Ford Center.

Ned Cox recorded 11 points and was followed by Denver Holmes, who notched nine.

“We got knocked on our heels a little bit, we just have to improve,” head coach Marty Simmons said.  “Hopefully this will motivate us to learn and get better in practice.  I don’t want to take anything away from Springfield, but we just have to improve.”

The Prairie Stars, who are members of the Division II Great Lakes Valley Conference, had the hot hand early on.  After the Aces scored the first three tallies, UIS responded by hitting three of their first five shots en route to a 7-3 advantage.  Their defense held UE to just 1-of-6 shooting to open the game.

After eight lead changes, Evansville finally was able to make a run.  With the score tied at 21-21 with 8:57 left in the opening period, UE scored the next seven points, five coming via the free throw.  The Aces held the advantage through the remainder of the half, taking a nine-point edge (37-28) into the break.

Illinois-Springfield opened up the second half on a 5-1 run to get within five points after Keith Smith knocked down a trey.  Not phased by the run, Evansville recorded the next six points to take a 44-33 lead.  A three-pointer by freshman Jordan Nelson with 13:49 left in the contest put UE’s lead in double figures for good.  Evansville led by as many as 17 points with 6:20 left in the game before settling for the 13-point victory.

UIS outshot the Aces, .476-.382, but Evansville won the battle at the free throw line, sinking 31 shots.  The Prairie Stars had the edge from three-point land, hitting 6-of-12 while UE hit one out of five attempts.

Matt Peeler had a solid effort against UIS, notching eight boards and sevn points.  Troy Taylor and Lewis Jones finished with eight points each.

Leading the way for UIS was Keith Smith, who notched 11 points.  Brandon Snowden and Kyle Gupton each finished the night with ten.

The regular season is just eight days away as the Aces prepare to face Butler in the season opener on November 12 at the Ford Center.

* UE Men's Soccer Falls, 2-0, at No. 2 Creighton In Season Finale

In the University of Evansville men’s soccer team’s last match of the season, the Purple Aces suffered a 2-0 loss to No. 2 Creighton University Saturday night in Omaha, Neb. The Aces finish the 2011 season with a 5-11-1 overall record and 0-5-1 mark in the Missouri Valley Conference. The Bluejays clinched a share of the regular season title with Missouri State and improved their record to 16-2 overall and 5-1 in conference.

Creighton first struck in the 14th minute of play on Bruno Castro’s blast from the top of the box following a defensive deflection.

Evansville held Creighton scoreless for the remainder of the half, but in the 67th minute the Jays added an insurance goal by Dion Acoff from 10-yards out.

Facing the nation’s leading defense that logged 14 shutouts in 18 matches, Evansville was held to six shots total, as Creighton outshot UE 18-6 and 6-2 on goal. Freshman Dylan Terry led the Aces with two shots, one on goal, while Drew Schall, Tad Kreamalmeyer, and Jarrett Robbins each got off one shot.

Freshman Eric Teppen tallied four saves for UE, playing the full 90:00 minutes.


* Illinois State Takes Down Aces Volleyball, 3-0

LeighAnn Hranka tallied 12 kills and nine digs as the Illinois State volleyball team swept past the University of Evansville in three sets Saturday evening at the Carson Center.

Evansville (13-16, 3-11 MVC) was led by a 9-kill performance by Rachel TenHoor.  Brooke Maher and Ashley Ring notched seven apiece.  Hranka of the Redbirds (17-10, 9-6 MVC) led all players with her 12-kill performance while Tabitha Visk finished with 11.

Nine ties led to a 12-12 score in the opening frame before a quick 2-0 sequence by ISU gave them the lead for good.  Visk along with Shannon McGlaughlin tallied kills to give them the lead.  Hannah Wilson notched a point for UE, but the Redbirds fought right back, scoring the next three points before taking a 25-21 win.

A late rally for the Aces fell short in the second set.  Illinois State opened up by scoring the first two points and would lead by three points on a pair of occasions.  Evansville found their way back into the match, tying the game at 16-16 in a run started by a Brooke Maher kill.

A back-and-forth battle ensued as an Ellen Sawin kill knotted the score at 20-20, but a UE service error began a 5-0 set-ending run for the Redbirds.  Three attack errors by the Aces finished off the 25-20 win.

In the third set, Evansville began on a 9-4 run to own their largest advantage of the contest.  Illinois State committed six errors over that opening run.  The Redbirds slowly made their way back into the game, cutting into the deficit until tying it up for the first time at 16-16.

The Aces retook the advantage, 20-19, on a score by Jessica Knackmuhs before another late run made the difference for Illinois State.  ISU wrapped up the match on a 6-1 run, which saw Tabitha Visk record a pair of kills to give ISU the sweep.

Next weekend, UE will make its final road trip of the season, heading to Missouri State and Wichita State.  In two weeks, the team returns home to face Northern Iowa and Bradley in the regular season finale.



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