Aug. 27, 2012
Memphis at Arkansas State
August 28 | Jonesboro, Ark. | Convocation Center
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Courtyard Charleston North Classic
Memphis | North Florida | College of Charleston
August 31-September 1 | Charleston S.C. | TD Arena
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Memphis Game Notes
Following their first home tournament, the Tigers take to the road to face Arkansas State University on Tuesday night. Memphis then travels to the Courtyard Charleston North Classic, hosted by the College of Charleston on Friday and Saturday. While there, the Tigers will play the Slovenian Junior National Team in an exhibition match on Friday night before playing the University of North Florida and host College of Charleston on Saturday.
THIS WEEK'S MATCHUPS
Memphis vs. Arkansas State (1-2) - Tuesday, August 28, 6:00 p.m.
All-Time Series: Memphis leads 28-25
Last meeting: ASU won 3-0, Sep. 29, 2009
Arkansas State opened their season at the Rice University Invitational last weekend. The Red Wolves fell to BYU in their first match before defeating Rice 3-0. Arkansas State dropped their final match to Air Force 3-1 on Saturday. Jasmine Terry leads the team with 37 kills while Taylor Szypulski is not far behind with 33.
Memphis vs. Slovenian Jr, National team (exhibition) - Friday, August 31, 4:30 p.m. ET
The Slovenian Junior National team finished seventh at the European Junior Championships. They will be playing other schools in the southeast.
Memphis vs. North Florida (0-3) - Saturday, September 1, 10:00 p.m. ET
All-Time Series: First meeting.
Last Meeting: N/A
North Florida dropped their first three matches of the season to Missouri (3-0), No. 23 Michigan (3-1) and Nicholls State (3-2). North Florida has served well in their first three matches, recording 18 aces for an average of 1.5 per set. Setter Britt Classens has dished out 111 assists while Paige Pridgeon leads the Osprey attack with 52 kills. Carolyn Jenkins is next with 35 kills, and she leads the team with 11 total blocks, three solo.
Memphis vs. College of Charleston (2-1) - Saturday, September 1, 7:00 pm ET
All-Time Series: Memphis leads 2-0
Last Meeting: Memphis won 3-0, Sep. 9, 2000
The Cougars started their season wins over Sacramento State and Jacksonville, 3-1 and 3-2, respectively. However, they dropped their next match to North Carolina State by the score of 3-1. College of Charleston has played well on both sides of the ball as the have a .228 attack percentage and are digging 16.6 balls per set. Darcy Dorton leads the team with 58 kills and ranks second with 72 digs. Emily Shelton leads the team with 76 digs.
- Memphis will play an exhibition match against the Slovenian National Team at 4:30 p.m. Eastern Time on Friday at the Courtyard Charleston North Classic.
- Memphis ranks seventh in Conference USA in both attack percentage and digs per set. The Tigers are hitting .186 and digging 14.57 balls per set.
- The Tigers have dropped their last nine sets. The last time Memphis dropped at least nine consecutive sets was in 2009 when they lost 18 straight sets. The Tigers started that season 0-7.
- Memphis’ offense will look to breakout against Arkansas State as opponents are hitting .304 against the Red Wolves this season.
- Altrese Hawkins (Schaumburg, Ill./Hoffman Estates) led the Tigers with 58 kills at the Memphis Invitational. She also recorded 40 digs and two double-doubles en route to being named to the all-tournament team.
- Freshman setter Veronica Zimmerman (Toledo, Ohio/St. Ursula Academy) posted her first career double-double when she dished out 33 assists and recorded 11 digs against UALR.
- Alexis Wesley (Silverdale, Wash./Central Kitsap) set a career-best when she registered six blocks against Southern Illinois. She currently leads the team with eight total blocks.
- Jaden Louie (Whittier, Calif./Whittier Christian) earned the first start of her career and dished out 28 assists against Eastern Michigan.