Nov. 21, 2013
UC vs. Louisville | Nov. 22 | 7 p.m.
Louisville, Ky. | KFC Yum! Center
CINCINNATI – The University of Cincinnati volleyball team will finish out the road portion of its schedule on Friday evening when it travels to the University of Louisville for a match at 7 p.m. at the KFC Yum! Center.
The Bearcats will look to avenge a 3-0 (25-13, 25-22, 25-15) loss to the Cardinals earlier this season on Oct. 18 in Fifth Third Arena. Freshman Ciara Hill (Bolingbrook, Ill./Bolingbrook) collected 10 kills in the match while freshman Kristin Conor (Lone Tree, Colo./Highlands Ranch) dished out 19 assists and freshman Shelby Green (Dripping Springs, Texas/Dripping Springs) totaled 14 digs.
UofL ranks atop the American Athletic Conference standings with a 15-0 record in conference play. The Cardinals have clinched the regular-season title for the American and will represent the league as the automatic qualifier into the NCAA Championship.
THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW:
- The Bearcats picked up their second win of the season on Nov. 15, a 3-1 (16-25, 19-25, 25-23, 25-19, 15-10) come-from-behind victory over USF. Freshman Breanna Barksdale led the team with 14 kills and a .591 hitting percentage. The mark is the highest of the season for a UC player recording at least 10 kills. Junior Madi Lang tallied a career-high 42 assists and five players recorded double-digit digs (Netisingha, Allred, Lang, Wegman and Green).
- Lang was named to the American Athletic Conference honor roll on Nov. 18 for her efforts i the two matches vs. USF and UCF. The junior set two career highs (42 assists, 10 kills) and recorded two double-doubles.
- Junior Me’Ashah Nicholson set a career high with nine blocks against UCF while also adding 13 kills, two digs and a .524 attacking percentage.
- Cincinnati has a 17-37 record against the University of Louisville, with the series dating back to 1976. The Cardinals won the last meeting 3-0 (25-13, 25-22, 25-15) on Oct. 18 in Fifth Third Arena.
- Breanna Barksdale currently ranks fifth in conference play with a .310 hitting percentage. The freshman has hit above .400 in five of her last seven matches, including a .591 clip against USF on Nov. 15. Freshman Conor ranks seventh among American Athletic Conference players with 7.52 assists per set in conference play. She is the only freshman listed among the top-10 in the American. Green ranks sixth in the American with 0.33 service aces/set. She set a Cincinnati season record against USF on Nov. 15 when she hit six service aces, setting a new career high.