Bearcats Travel to No. 14 Dayton|
Oct. 30, 2012
CINCINNATI – The University of Cincinnati volleyball team will face its second top-15 opponent in as many matches when it travels to Dayton, Ohio on Wed., Oct. 31 to play No. 14 University of Dayton at 7 p.m.
The Halloween matchup will be the Bearcats’ 16th in program history, of which they have won the last six, including a 3-1 Halloween win over Dayton in 2006.
UC enters the weekend with a 9-15 record and a 7-4 mark in BIG EAST play. The Bearcats currently sit at fourth in the league standings after falling to league-leading No. 13 Louisville on Oct. 28.
The past six matchups between the Bearcats and the Flyers have been dominated by the home team, a trend Cincinnati will hope to reverse on Wednesday. The teams have not played since 2009, but between 2004 and 2009 the home team came away victorious in each match.
Cincinnati is 22-19-1 against the Flyers in a series that dates back to 1972. The last installment of the in-state rivalry was played on Sept. 29, 2009 when the Flyers topped the Bearcats 3-1 in Dayton, Ohio. Then-freshman Megan Turner recorded 11 kills, eight digs and two blocks in the contest while classmate Jordanne Scott added seven kills and five blocks.
ABOUT THE FLYERS
No. 14 Dayton is 19-4 this season and 11-0 in the Atlantic-10 Conference. The Flyers are a perfect 10-0 at home and have won their last 11 matches, dating back to Sept. 21. UD has been ranked in the AVCA Coaches’ Poll for nine consecutive weeks, and reached a program-best No. 10 on Sept. 3 after beating No. 7 Illinois and No. 11 Pepperdine to open the season. The Flyers have either been ranked or receiving votes in the poll since Nov. 23, 2009. Dayton is led by Rachel Krabacher who ranks seventh in the nation with a 4.61 kills/set average.