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September 15, 2009

2009 Season - Vikings drop CCIW opener to Millikin

Despite winning a thrilling first game by the score of 37-35, Augustana dropped its College Conference of Illinois & Wisconsin opener on Tuesday, September 15 in the Carver Center. The Vikings fell 3-2 to Millikin.

Augustana fought off the Big Blue to take the first set 37-35 but dropped the second set 25-15. The Vikings bounced back to take the third game by a score of 26-24. That was the last win for the home team, however, as Millikin won 25-23 in the fourth game and 15-10 in the fifth.

Courtney Jungnickel (Naperville Central HS, Naperville, Ill.) pounded out 20 kills and also had 21 digs. Mallory Thelander (Evanston HS, Evanston, Ill.) contributed 12 kills and 10 digs. Nicole Jones (Yorkville HS, Yorkville, Ill.) led the team in assists with 25 while Allison Bailey (Libertyville HS, Green Oaks, Ill.) had 19. Shannon Slick (Rockton Hononegah HS, Roscoe, Ill.) topped the team in digs with 30.

Millikin is now 6-3 overall and 1-0 in the CCIW while Augustana falls to 2-9 and 0-1.