Volleyball to Honor Six Seniors in Home Finale|
Nov. 1, 2012
CINCINNATI - The University of Cincinnati volleyball team will close its home schedule this weekend with two BIG EAST matches against Georgetown and Villanova. The Bearcats will face the Hoyas on Fri., Nov. 2 at 7 p.m. and will matchup against the Wildcats at 2 p.m. on Sun., Nov. 4. Following the match on Friday, the team will honor its six seniors Emily Hayden, Karen Onuki, Becca Refenes, Rachel Rohlfs, Jordanne Scott and Megan Turner.
Due to the visit from President Obama on Sunday, the match against Villanova will be played in the practice gym and is closed to the public.
The Bearcats enter the weekend with a 9-16 record and a 7-4 mark in BIG EAST play. UC dropped a 3-0 decision to No. 14 Dayton on Oct. 31, its second loss to a ranked opponent in as many matches.
Cincinnati is searching for its eighth consecutive trip to the BIG EAST Championship. The Bearcats have finished among the top eight teams in the league each of its seven years in the conference. They won their first championship title in 2011 and also have runner-up title from 2009 and 2010. The 2012 championship will be held Nov. 16-18 at Marquette University in Milwaukee, Wis.
Cincinnati is 8-1 all-time against the Hoyas. In the last meeting between the teams, Jordanne Scott (Indianapolis, Ind./Lawrence North) recorded 19 kills and a .600 hitting percentage in a 3-0 victory.
ABOUT THE HOYAS
Georgetown is currently 7-17 on the season and 1-10 in conference play. The Hoyas were picked to finish 11th in the league, but are sitting at 14th position with two weekends left to play.
The Bearcats ate 7-3 against the Wildcats in their series history. In 2012, Cincinnati won a 3-2 affair in Philadelphia, Pa. Emily MacIntyre (Muncie, Ind./Yorktown) recorded a then-career-high 34 digs while Scott added 24 kills.
ABOUT THE WILDCATS
Villanova is in eighth place in the league with an 11-15 record and a 5-6 BIG EAST mark. The Wildcats are led by Lauren Carpenter's 2.81 kills/set and Mariah Henley's league-leading 5.81 digs/set