STORRS, Conn. - After earning seven wins in 11 non-conference matches, the University of Connecticut volleyball team begins American Athletic Conference play on Wed., Sept 24 at 7 p.m. at Harry A. Gampel Pavilion.
Fans can follow all the action via gametracker (link posted above) or Twitter (@UConnVB). There will also be a live video stream that can be accessed by CLICKING HERE.
The Huskies are coming off a 2-1 weekend at the 2014 UConn Invite, finishing second in the tournament. Seniors Sage Esposito (Milford, Conn.) and Brianna Datti (Durham, N.H.) were named to the All-Tournament team following Saturday's championship match against Hofstra. Freshman Kenya Cason (Columbus, Ohio) shined for the Huskies against the Pride, posting career-highs in kills (19) and service aces (4).
Through 11 matches, senior tri-captain Devon Maugle (Plymouth Meeting, Pa.) has paced the Husky offense with 2.82 kills/set and also delivered a team-best 14 aces. Immanuella Anagu (Culver City, Calif.) has notched 51 total blocks (1.13 per set) and is one of three Huskies with 100-plus kills. Rebecca Rivera (Mississauga, Ontario) is averaging a team-best 5.82 assists per set while Datti is averaging 4.58 digs/set.
The Huskies and Owls have met on the court on nine different occasions, with Temple holding a 7-2 all-time series edge. Last season, the Owls swept a pair of matches against Connecticut.
This season, Temple is off to a 9-3 start and most recently took home the Big 5 Tournament title after recording three-straight sweeps over La Salle, Villanova and Penn. Junior setter Sandra Sydlik was named the tournament MVP, and was joined on the Big 5 All-Tournament Team by sophomore middle blocker Kirsten Overton.
The first 50 UConn students attending the match will receive a free UConn cup and will have a chance to win a Subway gift card.
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