Oct. 24, 2013
UC vs. Connecticut | Oct. 25 | 7 p.m.
Storrs, Conn. | Harry A. Gample Pavilion
UC vs. Rutgers | Oct. 27 | 1 p.m.
Piscataway, N.J. | College Avenue Gym
CINCINNATI – The University of Cincinnati volleyball team hits the road on Thursday for matches against American Athletic Conference foes the University of Connecticut and Rutgers University. The Bearcats will face the Huskies in Storrs, Conn. At 7 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 24 and will head to Piscataway, N.J. for a matchup with the Scarlet Knights at 1 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 27.
The matches will represent the start of a four-match road swing for Cincinnati which will continue conference play on the road for two matches next weekend.
FIVE THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW:
- Junior Madi Lang recorded a double-double against crosstown rival Xavier on Oct. 22, 2013, recording 28 assists and 13 digs. It was her second double-double of the season. Collectively, the seven Bearcats players have accounted for nine double-double performances on the year.
- Cincinnati has matched up with the University of Connecticut 10 previous times in program history, amassing a 9-1 record. The teams met twice in 2012, both 3-2 wins for the Bearcats. The final meeting of of last season was during the quarterfinals of the BIG EAST Championship when Jordanne Scott recorded a career-high 30 kills, one shy of the BIG EAST tournament record.
- The Bearcats have a similar 10-3 all-time record against the Scarlet Knights of Rutgers University. UC has won eight consecutive matches over the Scarlet Knights, dating back to its first season in the BIG EAST Conference in 2005. During the run of eight wins, the Bearcats have recorded a 3-0 sweep over the Scarlet Knights on six occasions.
- Four UC freshmen are ranked among the league’s best for conference matches. Ciara Hill ranks seventh with a 3.21 digs/set ratio, Kristin Conor ranks ninth with 7.96 assists/set, Shelby Green ranks eighth with 0.35 service aces/set and Breanna Barksdale is fourth with 1.31 blocks/set.
- The matches against Connecticut and Rutgers will close the first round of conference play for Cincinnati. The final nine matches on the schedule will be the second time UC has played each of the AAC teams.