STORRS, Conn. – The University of Connecticut women’s volleyball team returns home to Harry A. Gampel Pavilion for a pair of American Athletic Conference games against Tulsa (Oct. 24) and SMU (Oct. 26). First serve against the Golden Hurricane is set for 7 p.m. on Friday.
UConn (9-10, 2-6 The American) is coming off two five-set road losses to Tulane and Houston over the weekend. Freshman middle blocker Tosin Adeniyi (Springfield, Ill). recorded a career-best eight blocks in the Huskies’ setback to Houston, while Immanuella Anagu (Culver City, Calif.) hit a scintillating .667 against the Cougars. Senior tri-captain Brianna Datti (Durham, N.H.) also climbed in ninth-place on UConn’s all-time dig list with 1,222.
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Friday’s match will be the first-ever meeting between Tulsa and UConn. The Golden Hurricane, who entered the league prior to the 2014 season, have amassed a 12-7 (4-4, The American) overall record and sit in sixth place in the league. The Mustangs have won three all-time meetings with the Huskies in a series that dates back to 1999.
Connecticut will play four of its next six matches at home after competing at Gampel just twice since Sept. 24. The Huskies are 5-4 this season at home and sport a 28-19 record on their home court over the last four years.
Friday’s match against the Golden Hurricane will serve as UConn’s 2014 Dig Pink game to raise awareness for breast cancer. Fans that plan on attending the match are asked to wear pink. To make a donation to the UConn team page or for more information, please CLICK HERE.
The Side-Out Foundation (Side-Out) was established in 2004 to unite volleyball players and coaches and to have them work toward the common goal of furthering breast cancer awareness, education and patient services. Side-Out supports teams nationwide in their volleyball tournaments, clinics and other fundraising efforts. The foundation offers practical support for fundraising in addition to educational material for participants in order to help them become effective advocates for breast cancer. We contribute the funds to organizations that serve breast cancer patients, whether it be in the form of research, medical services or compassionate support.
Sunday’s contest against the Mustangs will be Halloween-themed as fans have a chance to win gift cards for wearing the most creative costumes.