STORRS, Conn. – The Huskies are back in action this weekend with home matches against USF on Friday, Nov. 17 at 4 p.m. at the Guyer Gymnasium and UCF on senior day on Sunday, Nov. 19 at noon at Gampel Pavilion. The match will be the first of the season for the Huskies at newly renovated Gampel.
Celebrating the Seniors
Prior to the match on Sunday against UCF, the Huskies (11-17, 4-12 American) honor their two seniors, Kenya Cason (Columbus Ohio) and Tosin Adeniyi (Springfield, Illinois). The duo helped the Huskies accomplish three-consecutive winning seasons with elite wins against Syracuse, LSU, Virginia and St. John’s. Cason played in 89 career matches for the Huskies and was a two-time American Conference Academic All-Star.
Adeniyi played in 119 matches with 83 career starts. The middle blocker accumulated 658 kills, 318 total blocks, 102 digs, 27 assists and one service ace. The two-time American Conference Academic All-Star set a new career-high with 13 blocks against Houston this season.
Last Time Out
UConn lost a pair of matches on the road last weekend, 3-1 to Tulsa and SMU. Junior Iman McGary notched a career-high 21 kills in the match against Tulsa while Elizabeth Kline tallied a career-high 21 digs. Freshman Ally Barrett accumulated a career-high 17 digs at SMU with teammate Kennedy Arundel picking up a double-double for the Huskies with 13 kills and 21 digs. Redshirt-sophomore Kayla Williams is pacing all Huskies in kills and aces, tallying 310 and 33, respectively, while posting a team-high 12 double-doubles this fall.
The Huskies face off for the second time against the Florida schools after traveling down to the sunshine state in mid-October. UConn split the road trip with a sweep in Tampa against the Bulls and a 3-0 loss to the Knights in Orlando.
UConn closes out the 2017 season next week with a home-and-home series against Temple. The Huskies travel to Philadelphia on Wednesday, Nov. 22 for a 1 p.m. match, followed by the final match of the season at Gampel Pavilion on Friday, Nov. 24 at 1 p.m.