Huskies Host Seton Hall And Rutgers

    UConn Huskies

    Oct. 21, 2010

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    Match 18 - Friday, Oct. 22
    Seton Hall - 7:00 p.m.
    Place: Storrs, Conn.
    Series: UConn Leads, 17-10
    Last Meeting: UConn, 3-1 (11/8/09)

    Match 19 - Sunday, Oct. 24
    Rutgers - 2:00 p.m.
    Place: Storrs, Conn.
    Series: UConn Leads, 18-8
    Last Meeting: UConn, 3-2 (11/7/09)

    The Week Ahead
    The Huskies continue BIG EAST play this weekend, hosting Seton Hall and Rutgers. UConn will face the Pirates on Friday (Oct. 22) at 7:00 p.m. and will then host the Scarlet Knights on Sunday (Oct. 24) in 2:00 p.m. contest.

    Movin' On Up
    With her 11 kills against St. John's last Sunday (Oct. 17) Rebecca Murray has now tallied 1,020 kills for her career and ranks ninth on the UConn all-time kills chart. She is just four kills shy of taking over eighth place which is held by Megan Crawley (2002-05). Murray is just one of three current Huskies to have 500 or more kills in their careers, joining Lauren Lamberti (565) and Jordan Kirk (705).

    ...And Has 499 Digs
    Rebecca Murray is also just one dig shy of posting 500 on her career after recording 12 against St. John's. She is second on the team with 140 digs this season and has led the Huskies once (Northeastern) during a match this year. 2010 marks the third season that she has posted at least 100 digs, also doing so as a freshman (105) and a junior (176).

    Triple Threat
    The trio of Jordan Kirk, Rebecca Murray and Mattison Quayle have accounted for 59% (380) of UConn's kills this season and have 18 combined double-digit kill efforts on the year. At least one of the three have led the Huskies in kills during 16 matches this season, including a team-high of 18 set by Quayle against St. John's (Oct. 17).

    Aces Wild
    The Huskies need just four service aces to reach the 900 ace mark under head coach Holly Strauss-O'Brien. This season, UConn has posted 108 aces which ranks them second in the BIG EAST and 16th nationally with 1.80 aces per set. As a team, UConn has posted at least five aces in 14 matches this season, including 15 against Cornell (9/17/10), the most by a UConn team since September 6, 2008 when the Huskies tallied 18 against Buffalo.

    Murray Holds BIG EAST Lead
    Rebecca Murray is just one of two Huskies to rank individually in the BIG EAST standings, leading the conference with 0.57 service aces per set. Murray's 34 aces this season also ranks her 11th nationally, one of four BIG EAST players to be ranked in the top-50 according to the NCAA statistics. She has notched at least one ace in all but one match this season, and has 103 career service aces.

    Defensive Effort
    Kelsey Maving is the second UConn player to be ranked in the BIG EAST, holding on to a third place ranking with 4.83 digs per set this season. Maving has 290 digs on the season and 535 career digs in just her second season at UConn. She has led the Huskies in digs during 15 matches this season and has posted five 20+ dig efforts.