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Volleyball Returns Home For Weekend Matches Against Memphis and Cincinnati

The Huskies return for the first time in over two weeks to take on Memphis and Cincinnati.
Oct. 8, 2014

Live Stats:  vs. Memphis | vs. Cincinnati 

STORRS, Conn. -
The University of Connecticut volleyball team returns to Harry A. Gampel Pavilion for the first time since Sept. 24 when it hosts Memphis and Cincinnati for a pair of American Athletic Conference matches. First up, the Huskies take on the Tigers on Friday, Oct. 10 at 7 p.m. before rounding out the weekend with a 1 p.m. match against the Bearcats on Sunday, Oct. 12.

The Last Meeting
November 22, 2013
Storrs, Conn.
UConn Takes Down Memphis In Three Sets
Karson Ratliff (Wake Forest, N.C.) recorded 13 kills and Immanuella Anagu (Culver City, Calif.) added 12 of her own as the UConn women's volleyball team (13-17, 4-11 The American) defeated conference rival Memphis (13-16, 5-10 American) in three sets (27-25, 25-20, 25-23) on Friday afternoon at Harry A. Gampel Pavilion. The win was the second in a row for the Huskies.

The Last Meeting
November 29, 2013
Cincinnati, Ohio
UConn Closes 2013 With Five-Set Win At Cincinnati
The UConn women's volleyball team finished its 2013 strong on Friday afternoon, topping Cincinnati (3-29, 3-15 American) in five sets (25-18, 25-20, 18-25, 29-31, 15-10) at Fifth Third Arena. With the victory, the Huskies conclude the 2013 season with a record of 14-19, including a 5-13 mark in their first season of American Athletic Conference play.

Fans can keep up with all the action via live gametracker links (listed above) or follow along with a video stream that can be accessed by CLICKING HERE. In addition, @UConnVB on Twitter will provide in-game updates.

UConn (9-6, 2-2 The American) is coming off a tough weekend in Florida, falling in back-to-back matches to USF and UCF. Sophomore outside hitter Jade Strawberry posted 14 kills and 12 digs throughout the weekend, while Erika Thomas (Ocoee, Fla) inched towards 300 career blocks (293), with five total blocks on the roadtrip. Thomas is attempting to become just the seventh Husky player to notch 300 rejections.

The Huskies and Tigers have met on the court on three occasions with Memphis holding a slim 2-1 all-time series lead. Last season, UConn split a home-and-home with the Tigers, most recently downing their conference foes, 3-0, on Nov. 22, 2013. Junior middle blocker Immanuella Anagu (Culver City, Calif.) rose to the occasion for Connecticut, putting together a 12 kills, eight-block afternoon to go along with a .440 hitting percentage.

Cincinnati owns a 9-3 all-time series edge against the Huskies, dating back to Big East Play, but Connecticut swept its season series with the Bearcats in 2013, including a 3-2 win in its season finale.

The Huskies have fared well at home this season, putting together a 5-2 record. In addition, the Huskies are 9-2 this season when winning the first set and have out-scored opponents 353-to-317 in the opening frame.