STORRS, Conn. – The University of Connecticut volleyball team returns to Storrs to host a midweek American Athletic Conference match against Temple on Wednesday, Oct. 14 at 5 p.m. in Harry A. Gampel Pavilion.
Fans can keep up with all the live action via the Gametracker and video links listed above. In addition, @UConnVB on Twitter will provide in-game updates.
UConn (7-10, 1-5 The American) dropped a pair of matches to Tulsa and SMU on the road last weekend. Senior Immanuella Anagu (Culver City, Calif.) had six blocks against the Golden Hurricane on Friday and four against the Mustangs on Sunday, bringing her career total to 387 blocks to move ahead of Jenelle Koester ’98. Anagu now ranks fourth among UConn’s all-time career blocks leaders. Sophomore Kenya Cason (Columbus, Ohio) posted her third straight double-double with 15 digs and 10 kills. Junior Jade Strawberry (Tallahassee, Fla.) led the Huskies with her fourth double-double of the season (14 kills, 14 digs) in the setback to the Mustangs.
Anagu is averaging 1.17 blocks per set, which clocks in at No. 85 in the national rankings and second in the league. Freshman Kennedy Arundel (Chicago, Ill.) stands eighth in the conference and 130th in the country in digs/set (4.21).
Connecticut is 3-8 in the all-time series against the Owls since meeting for the first time in 2013. Temple has a 14-4 record (5-1, The American) to stand second in the conference rankings. The Huskies split the home-and-home series with the Owls last year, starting with a UConn sweep as Anagu led the charge with a career-high 19 kills. When the two teams met for the second time on Nov. 12, the Huskies forced the Owls to five sets but dropped the match, even though Anagu repeated her previous performance with another 19 kills.
Temple leads the conference and checks in at No. 13 nationally with a .278 hitting percentage. The Owls also top The American and rank 15th among Division I leaders in kills/set (14.28). The team averages 13.18 assists/set, which is second in the league and 25th nationally. Individually, Kirsten Overton stands second in the country with a .454 hitting percentage while Sandra Sydlik is 11th in assists/set (11.52).