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Maroons Defeat Central and Benedictine 3-0

Maroons Defeat Central and Benedictine 3-0

From University of Chicago Athletics

The No. 15-ranked University of Chicago volleyball team closed out the weekend at Aurora University's Jim Coleman Memorial Classic with a pair of 3-0 wins Central (Iowa) College and Benedictine University on Saturday.

The Maroons (8-0) won all four of its matches over the weekend to finish first out of six teams. Senior setter Ragine Graves was named Tournament MVP, while senior outside hitter Jasmine Mobley and junior middle blocker Katie LaPorte were both All-Tournament selections.

UChicago 3, Central 0 (25-19, 25-17, 25-15)

Senior outside hitter Maren Loe set the pace all match and accounted for 19 of the team's 34 kills. She hit for a .348 percentage. Overall, UChicago doubled up Central in hitting percentage at .284 compared to .137. Central struggled on serve with 12 errors.

Graves put up 30 assists and 15 digs from her setter position, which is the sixth time this year that she has reached at least 30 assists in a match. Junior libero Mary Claire Tuohy collected 11 digs defensively.

UChicago Stat Leaders
Maren Loe (Sr.) – 19 kills, 5 digs
Ragine Graves (Sr.) – 30 assists, 15 digs
Mary Claire Tuohy (Jr.) – 11 digs
Brooke Watson (Fr.) – 9 digs

UChicago 3, Benedictine 0 (25-20, 25-12, 25-14)

UChicago swept its seventh opponent of the season and held Benedictine to a .099 hitting percentage. On the other side of the net, the Maroons hit .271 as an offense and served up nine aces. For the season, UChicago is averaging 2.12 aces per set.

Loe's 10 kills led the team and Mobley added seven of her own. Freshman rightside hitter Sarah Muisenga spiked a career-best six kills on eight attempts. Graves tallied another double-double with 28 assists and 10 digs. Tuohy replicated her previous defensive effort with 11 digs.

UChicago Stat Leaders
Maren Loe (Sr.) – 10 kills, 8 digs, 3 aces
Jasmine Mobley (Sr.) – 7 kills, 3 digs
Sarah Muisenga (Fr.) – 6 kills, 2 aces
Ragine Graves (Sr.) – 28 assists, 10 digs
Mary Claire Tuohy (Jr.) – 11 digs, 2 aces