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Volleyball Back in Action on Wednesday, Friday

Sept. 26, 2016

LIVE STATS: Temple | Memphis

VIDEO: Temple | Memphis    TWITTER: @UConnVB 

STORRS, Conn. –
The UConn volleyball team has a short week coming up when it hosts Temple on Wednesday at 5 p.m. and travels to play Memphis on Friday night at 8 p.m. as American Athletic Conference action continues.

The Huskies (11-2, 2-0 American) protected home court at Gampel Pavilion this past weekend, beating Houston in straight sets and Tulane in four to start conference play at 2-0 and extend their winning streak to four games.

Links to live stats and video streams, as well as @UConnVB on Twitter, can be found above.

Senior Camille Evans was named to the American Athletic Conference Honor Roll on Monday for her contributions against the Cougars and Green Wave. Evans recorded a career-high 16 kills on 29 attacks (.517 hitting percentage) in Sunday’s win.

Redshirt freshman Kayla Williams is now up to 11 straight matches with double-digit kills, while junior Kenya Cason had a double-double of 13 kills and 13 digs against Tulane.



UConn is averaging 14.98 kills per set, ranked third-best in all of Division I. Williams is averaging 3.93 kills per set, fourth-most in the American. Senior Hayley Cmajdalka leads the league with a .411 hitting percentage.

The Huskies lead the conference as a team in hitting percentage (.263), assists (13.87 per set) and kills (14.98 per set). Sophomore Emma Turner is the team leader in assists, averaging 6.46 per set.

Last season, UConn split the season series with both Temple and Memphis. The Huskies are 4-9 all-time against the Owls and 2-5 all-time against the Tigers.


Temple (8-4, 1-1 American) started its conference schedule off with a five-set loss to Tulane and a four-set win over Houston. The Owls are 0-3 in five-set matches this season.

The Owls rank second in blocks (2.37 per set) in the American, led by Kirsten Overton with 1.20 per set. Irem Asci is second in kills (4.31 per set) in the conference, behind just Cincinnati’s Jordan Thompson.

Winners of six of their last seven matches, the Owls have dropped each of their past two matches in Gampel Pavilion (2014 and 2015).


Memphis (8-6, 0-2 American) lost both conference matches this past weekend to UCF (3-0) and USF (3-1), losses that snapped its three-match winning streak. The Tigers are 7-3 in three-set matches this season.

The Tigers rank last in the conference in hitting percentage (.190) and assists (11.48 per set) as a team. Regan Comperry leads Memphis with 8.32 assists per set.

UConn is 1-2 when playing in the Elma Roane Fieldhouse over the past three seasons.