Oct. 15, 2010
Match 17 - Sunday, Oct. 17
St. John's - 5:30 p.m.
Place: Storrs, Conn.
Series: UConn Leads, 10-7
Last Meeting: UConn, 3-2 (10/24/09)
The Week Ahead
The Huskies return to Gampel Pavilion to open a three-match home stand this weekend, hosting St. John's in the lone contest of the week. UConn will face the Red Storm on Sunday (Oct. 17) at 5:30 p.m. in their annual Dig For The Cure match.
Murray Reaches 1,000
With her 13 kills against Syracuse last Friday (Oct. 8) Rebecca Murray has now tallied 1,000 kills for her career. Murray is just one of three current Huskies to have 500 or more kills in their careers, joining Lauren Lamberti (565) and Jordan Kirk (691).
...And Breaks Top 10
Murray is now 10th on the all-time career kills chart, with 1,009 total kills. She moved ahead of Heather Sokol (1993-96) with her seven kill performance at Marquette last weekend. Murray is also just four kills shy of moving into ninth place, which is held by Sade Chambers (2004-07) with 1,012 career kills.
Kirk Records 100 Kills
With 25 total kills over the weekend, Jordan Kirk became the second Husky to reach 100 kills this season, tallying 119. It also marks the third season in which she has recorded at least 100 kills, posting 274 as a freshman and 298 as a sophomore. She has led the UConn offense five times this season, vs. Brown (6), Purdue (8), Cornell (14), Syracuse (13) and Marquette (12).
Kelsey Maving posted her fifth 20+ dig match of the season at Marquette last Sunday, recording a match-high 24 digs. Maving was two short of tying her season-high of 26 digs which she set against Duquesne earlier this year. The Marquette match also marked her sixth career 20+ contest, and Maving now has 518 digs at UConn.
Coming On Strong
Morgan Freeman has been a consistent offensive threat for the Huskies this season, recording 85 total kills during her freshman campaign. Freeman has tallied at least five kills in nine matches this year, including a season-high 13 against New Hampshire. She is on her way to becoming the fifth current Husky to post at least 100 kills as a freshman, joining Lauren Lamberti, Rebecca Murray, Jordan Kirk and Mattison Quayle.
Murray Extends Streak
Not only was Rebecca Murray on a roll at the net against Syracuse, but she was also on point with three service aces, extending her streak to 13 matches with at least one ace. With four combined aces on the weekend, Murray leads the BIG EAST with 0.58 service aces per set and also ranks eighth nationally. Murray also ranks third in the conference with 32 total service aces on the year, behind Georgetown's Samantha Trauth (38) and Villanova's Kim Maroon (34).
...And Huskies Post 100
After posting 11 service aces as a team this weekend, UConn has reached the 100 mark for the season, recording 101 after six weeks of play. The Huskies have recorded at least 100 aces every season under head coach Holly Strauss-O'Brien and are on their way to giving Strauss-O'Brien her fourth season in which they have tallied an ace in every match (06, 08, 09).