Volleyball Set to Face Crosstown Rival Xavier|
Oct. 2, 2012
CINCINNATI – The University of Cincinnati volleyball team will head across town on Wed., Oct. 3 to face long-time rival Xavier at 7 p.m. at the Cintas Center.
The team is encouraging all fans to head to the Cintas Center to cheer on UC. “Even though this is an away match, we are still very excited to give our fans an opportunity to watch us play” said head coach Molly Alvey. “We would love to see everyone at the match cheering for us against our rivals.”
UC leads the series with a 21-8 mark. The Bearcats are searching for their fifth consecutive victory over the Musketeers, dating back to 2001 when Cincinnati won back-to-back matches against Xavier in the regular season finale and the first round of the NCAA tournament. The Bearcats’ most recent victory was a four-set win last season at Fifth Third Arena.
The Bearcats are led by a strong cast of six seniors, including two with nationally-ranked statistics. Rachel Rohlfs (Cincinnati, Ohio/Grand Valley State) leads the BIG EAST and ranks 18th in the NCAA with 11.53 assists per game. Rohlfs offered a career-high 60 assists in a 3-2 loss to Notre Dame on Sept. 21. Also ranking among the nation’s elite is Jordanne Scott (Indianapolis, Ind./Lawrence North), who sits at second in the conference and 20th in the nation with 4.43 kills per game.
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Xavier is 10-8 on the season and has amassed a 3-1 record in the Atlantic-10 Conference. Its last match was a sweep over La Salle on Sept. 29. Sarah Brown leads XU with 3.27 kills/set while Aubree Smith is offering up 9.09 assists/set. Stephanie Vorherr is the leader in digs with 4.97/set and Alex Smith paces the team with 0.86 blocks/set.