Nov. 5, 2010
Match 22 - Friday, Nov. 5
Georgetown - 7:00 p.m.
Place: Storrs, Conn.
Series: Georgetown leads, 14-13
Last Meeting: UConn, 3-0 (10/4/09)
Match 23 - Sunday, Nov. 7
USF - 2:00 p.m.
Place: Storrs, Conn.
Series: UConn leads, 4-1
Last Meeting: UConn, 3-2 (10/2/09)
The Week Ahead
The Huskies return home to Gampel Pavilion for the final time this season, as they welcome Georgetown and USF to Storrs. UConn will open the weekend with a 7:00 p.m. match against the Hoyas on Friday (Nov. 5) and will host USF in their final home match of the season on Sunday (Nov. 7) at 2:00 p.m. Sunday's match against the Bulls will also serve as senior day for Lauren Lamberti and Rebecca Murray, who have both had an impact on the UConn program since joining the team during the 2007 season.
Murray Continues To Climb Record Book
Rebecca Murray continues to improve on her career kills ranking, moving into seventh with 1,080 total kills after recording 26 last weekend. Murray also reached the 200 kill mark for the season and leads the team with 215 this year. She has now recorded at least 200 kills in each of her seasons at UConn (Fr.-269, So.-259, Jr.-337), and could be one of three current Huskies to do so (Jordan Kirk; Fr.-274, So.-298 & Mattison Quayle; Fr.-274).
Kirk Earns BIG EAST Honors
Jordan Kirk became UConn's second BIG EAST weekly honor roll recipient on Monday, November 1, after posting 35 kills, 20 digs, three aces and four blocks against DePaul and Notre Dame. Kirk recorded her second double-double of the season in UConn's win at DePaul with 16 kills and a season-high 14 digs, and set a season-high with 19 kills against Notre Dame. She averaged 3.89 kills and 2.22 digs over the weekend, while leading the Huskies to a 1-1 conference weekend.
Maving Makes Her Mark
Kelsey Maving demolished her season-high and surpassed her career-high with 38 digs at DePaul, the most digs a Husky has posted in a match under head coach Holly Strauss-O'Brien. It also marks the first time a UConn player has tallied at least 30 digs since Oct. 17, 2009, when Jessica Isaac recorded 35 at Villanova.
Murray Leads BIG EAST
For the seventh straight week, Rebecca Murray leads the BIG EAST with 0.55 service aces per set. Murray has posted a team-high 42 aces this season, including at least one ace in 18 consecutive matches. Her 42 aces is also the most a current Husky has posted during a season in the last four years.
Freeman Holds Steady In BIG EAST Ranking
Morgan Freeman, who leads the Huskies with 69 total blocks this season, ranks 10th in the BIG EAST averaging 1.00 blocks per set against conference opponents only. Freeman has posted at least one block in 17 matches this season and had a career-high of nine (2S, 7BA) against Brown earlier this season. She has been on a roll lately, tallying at least three blocks in eight of UConn's last 11 matches.