The No. 18 Arizona volleyball team travels to Louisville, Ky., for the Courtyard by Marriott Airport East Classic this Friday-Saturday, Sept. 1-2. The Wildcats’ tournament schedule is as follows:
Sept. 1 Fri. vs.
Sept. 2 Sat. vs.
at No. 12
A QUICK LOOK AT
The Wildcats claimed the title of the Four Points Sheraton Arizona Invitational with sweeps of Siena (30-21, 30-25, 30-27) and Northern Colorado (30-15, 30-15, 30-18), and a four-game win over San Francisco (32-30, 30-, 24-30, 30-25). Sophomore Brooke Buringrud was named tournament MVP after averaging 3.10 kills, 2.80 digs and 0.70 service aces. Freshman Whitney Dosty and junior Dominique Lamb were also named to the all-tournament team. Dosty averaged 3.50 kills, 0.90 digs and 0.80 blocks, while Lamb averaged 2.20 kills, 1.60 blocks, 0.50 digs and 0.40 service aces.
SCOUTING THE OPPOSITION:
Tennessee Tech - The Golden Eagles (1-2) defeated Maine 3-1 (30-16, 21-30, 30-25, 30-27), before being swept by No. 10 UCLA (18-30, 18-30, 20-30) and Western Michigan (14-30, 26-30, 26-30). Senior outside hitter Laura Tyburski was named to the all-tournament team after averaging 2.30 kills and 2.60 digs per game.
As a team, Tennessee Tech trails its opponents in every statistical category - kills (11.30 to 16.10), hitting percentage (.125 to .227), assists (10.90 to 14.90), service aces (1.30 to 2.10), digs (16.90 to 19.10) and blocks (1.80 to 2.00).
As a team,
As a team,
In just her third year playing volleyball, freshman outside hitter Whitney Dosty demonstrated her athleticism last weekend as she led the team with a 3.50 kills-per-game average and was named to the all-tournament team.
DYCK IN A NEW ROLE:
After spending the majority of last season as the starting setter for
LEONARD AT LIBERO:
As a freshman last season, Brittany Leonard set the
Senior Kristina Baum is 13 kills away from 600, while senior Stephanie Butkus is 21 kills away from 200. Junior Amy Dyck is 20 assists away from 1,400 on her career. Junior Dominique Lamb is 28 kills shy of 300 and 13 attempts away from 600 on her career. Sophomore Brittany Leonard is 13 digs shy of 400 on her career.
Senior Stephanie Butkus recorded her 2800th career assist vs. Northern Colorado last Friday, while sophomore Brooke Buringrud notched her 100th career attempt vs.
PAC-10 ACTIVE LEADERS:
BIG SHOES TO FILL:
With the graduation of all-time kills leader and three-time All-American Kim Glass, third-team All-American Jennifer Abernathy and four-time All-Pac-10 selection
RECRUITING CLASS RANKED FOURTH: