Volleyball plays the Owls and the Tigers in two away games
Published: Friday, October 18, 2013
Updated: Friday, October 18, 2013 00:10
The UConn volleyball team will take to the road this weekend as they take on the Temple Owls Friday and the Memphis Tigers Sunday.
The Owls (13-4, 4-1 the American) finished 1-1 in their first tournament of the year, getting swept by Buffalo at the Buffalo Invite
The Owls would go on to completely sweep the Patriot Invitational and defeat NJIT in an overtime set. Temple would go 2-1 in their next two tournaments, the Penn Invitational and the Temple Invitational, with a 2-3 loss to Penn and a 1-3 loss to Hofstra. Temple’s only conference loss came against Louisville in a 1-3 loss.
Temple is led is offensively by senior Gabriella Matautia, who has accumulated 237 kills so far in the 2013. Caroline Gratton and Emily Carlin have also reached triple digit kills for the Owls this season as they have garnered 134 and 107 respectively.
The Owls are led defensively by sophomore Alyssa Drachslin, who has compiled 271 digs for Temple this season. Three other Owls have reached triple digit digs for Temple; Matautia has made 176 digs, Sandra Sydik has 150 and Elyse Burkert has reached 114.
The Huskies will travel from Philadelphia to Memphis to take on the Tigers.
The Tigers (9-10, 1-4 the American) are currently on a four-game losing streak and has gone 1-5 in their last six games, with their only win coming against Cincinnati in that span.
Memphis is led offensively by freshmen Catlin Lilly who has made 229 kills thus far in the season. Her teammates senior Viktorija Teivane and junior Lauren Hawkins have each reached triple digits as well with 195 and 169 respectively.
The Tigers are led defensively by Aleksandra Petronijevic with 408 digs. Teivane has reached 219 digs this season and Michaella Moss has scooped 180 digs this school year.
The Huskies come into this weekend looking to improve on a 10-10 overall record, as well as a 1-4 conference record. UConn will play in Philadelphia at 7 p.m. Friday night and 2 p.m. in Memphis on Sunday.