Wahine Volleyball: Up Next......Louisiana Tech

Lady Techsters make first ever visit to Hawaii.

GAME NOTES

HAWAII- Come into the match with an 11-0 overall record and 1-0 in WAC play….Ranked second in both the AVCA/USA Today coaches poll and Volleyball Monthly poll….Have faced Louisiana Tech only once, sweeping the Lady Techsters in three games last year in Ruston….Beat Rice in three games last Friday to open conference play….Have won 53 conference regular season matches, 59 overall conference matches….Been ranked in the AVCA/USA Today top 25 for 138 straight weeks…. May be without OH Kim Willoughby who has been experiencing back spasms….Middle blocker Maja Gustin is still out with a stress fracture in her left foot….Wahine are first nationally in kills per game with 18.74, second in assist at 16.89 per game and hitting percentage at .334 and fourth in digs per game at 18.74….Willoughby is third nationally in kills per game at 6.37 and 10th in aces, averaging 0.86 a game….Dave Shoji is 19 wins shy of 800 for his career.

                            

 

 

LOUISIANA TECH- Have a 12-7 overall record and are 0-1 in the WAC....Lost to SMU in four games in conference opener….Have won 10 of last 13 matches….Christine Sant'Anna two weeks ago was named WAC player of the week, first Lady Techster to receive the honor….Won their first tournament in nine years, capturing the Southern Mississippi Tournament two weeks ago….Have played two common opponents, Washington and Houston….Lost to Cougars in five and to the Huskies in three….Sant'Anna to appear in next weeks edition of Sports Illustrated in the "Faces in the Crowd" section….Sant'Anna leads the team in kills per game (3.69) and digs per game (2.75)….Setter Lia Mora averages 11.33 assist per game….Hawaii is highest ranked opponent they've ever faced….Second year in WAC….Went winless in the conference last season.

 

Western Division
                            WAC Matches    All Matches      
                              W   L   Pct.   W   L Home Away Neu Pct.
Hawai`i                1   0  1.000    11  0  11-0  0-0   0-0  1.000
Nevada                 2   0  1.000    13  2  7-0   3-1   3-1  .867
Fresno State 2   1  .667     14  2  5-1   4-1   5-0  .875
San Jose State          0   1  .000     5   9  0-2   1-5   4-2  .357
Boise State 0   1  .000     1   13 0-6   0-4   1-3  .071




Eastern Division
                     WAC Matches     All Matches      
                      W   L   Pct.   W   L Home  Away Neu  Pct.
UTEP         1   0  1.000    6   5   4-1   0-2   2-2  .545
Rice                1   1  1.000    9   7   3-1   2-3   4-3  .562
SMU         1   1  .500     7   9   1-4   2-3   4-2  .438
Tulsa                 0   1  .000     15  4   4-1   3-1   8-2  .833
Louisiana Tech  0   1  .000     12  7   4-2   4-1   4-4  .632




This Week in WAC Volleyball
October 1 (Tuesday)
Stephen F. Austin def. Louisiana Tech, 17-30, 26-30, 30-28, 30-20, 15-7

October 3 (Thursday)
*Rice def.Boise State, 30-28, 30-20, 30-17
*Fresno State def. Tulsa, 30-23, 30-19, 30-27
*Nevada def. SMU, 24-30, 25-30, 31-29, 30-26, 15-7
*UTEP def.San Jose State, 30-25, 24-30, 30-23, 30-25

October 5 (Saturday)
*Boise State at SMU, 4:00 p.m.
*Fresno State at UTEP, 1:00 p.m.
*Louisiana Tech at Hawai‘i, 7:00 p.m.
*Nevada at Rice, 2:00 p.m.
*San Jose State at Tulsa, 7:00 p.m.


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