STORRS, Conn.— The UConn volleyball team looks to get back on track in American Athletic Conference play after three road losses last week, when it takes on Memphis back at home on Sunday. First serve is at 12:00 p.m. (ET) in Gampel Pavilion.
The Huskies (13-9, 4-7 American) hope to snap a five-game losing streak and pick-up where they left off after beating the Tigers in straight sets on the road back on Sept. 30th.
Follow along with the match on live stats, streaming on HuskyVision or @UConnVB on Twitter. UConn is 3-5 all-time against Memphis, however the Huskies have won two of their last three meetings with the Tigers.
Redshirt freshman Kayla Williams looks to continue her form as she has recorded a double-double in 18 matches this season and consecutively in the past four matches. This includes a team-high 11 kills in the loss to Temple on Wednesday.
The Huskies rank 18th in all of Division I in kills per set (14.26) and 22nd in assists per set (13.28). Williams is averaging 3.44 kills per set, most on the team. Adeniyi is second in the American Athletic conference in hitting percentage (.358) and Turner is averaging 6.34 assists per set, which is ninth best in the AA
Halfway through the conference season, the Huskies lead their opponents in total kills, assists and digs per set. Three players are averaging better than two kills per set for UConn, including Williams, as well as juniors Danielle Cabel (2.36) and Kenya Cason (2.54).
Over the last two meetings against Memphis the Huskies have not dropped a single game, winning both meetings 3-0. Last time they met this season, UConn posted winning scores of 25-19, 25-14, 30-28. Senior Camille Evans had a team-high 11 kills in the win.
Memphis is currently ninth in the American Athletic Conference with a record of 3-7 in conference play. The Tigers will come to Gampel after facing Temple on Friday and coming off a three-match winning streak established at home before that match.
Regan Comperry leads the conference in service aces with 28 and averages 0.39 a set. Summer Morgan is another notable player for the Tigers as she sits fourth in the AAC in blocks, with an average of 1.06 per set.