STORRS, Conn. – The University of Connecticut volleyball team will play in its third consecutive weekend tournament when it travels to Lewisburg, Pa. to participate in the Bucknell Tournament on Sept. 12-13. The Huskies will challenge Cornell on Friday at 6 p.m. before taking on the Bison on Saturday at 11:30 a.m.
Live stats will be available for both matches (included above). Husky fans can also follow @UConnVB on twitter for in-game updates.
UConn (3-3) is coming off a 1-2 weekend at the Courtyard Midtown Classic hosted by NC State. The Huskies swept Toledo in convincing fashion before taking Rice to five sets and the Wolfpack to four. Senior tri-captain Devon Maugle was named to the All-Tournament team for the second time this season after delivering a 35-kill performance throughout the weekend.
Datti can make history this weekend as she needs just five digs to reach 1,000 in her career, a feat only 10 Huskies have achieved.
Through six matches, UConn ranks 85th in the nation and second in the American Athletic Conference with 53.5 total blocks. Junior Immanuella Anagu (Culver City, Calif.) has been a big part of the Huskies’ success at the net, checking in at No. 19 with 34 total blocks. Brianna Datti (Durham, N.H.) ranks 37th in total digs (116) and 44th in digs/set (4.64), while Maugle’s nine service aces are good for third in the conference.
The Huskies and Big Red have played six matches in series history, with Cornell holding a slim 4-2 advantage. The two squads last met on the court in the 2010 season when the Huskies fell in five despite setting season-highs in kills, assists and service aces.
Connecticut sports a perfect 4-0 mark all-time against Bucknell with the last meeting coming in the 1998 meeting.