Volleyball To Face TCU and Houston on the Road
Oct. 3, 2001
MEMPHIS, TENN. - The University of Memphis volleyball team will travel to Texas this weekend for matches at TCU and Houston. The Tigers will play TCU on Friday evening and then will head to Houston to face the Cougars on Saturday at 7 p.m. Memphis enters the weekend with an 11-2 overall record, 2-2 in C-USA, after dropping a 3-2 decision to Saint Louis on the road last Friday evening. TCU is currently 1-3 in their first year in Conference USA and hold a 3-10 overall record. The Lady Frogs have lost their last four straight matches, including a 3-1 decision to SMU this past Tuesday. Houston, which will face Saint Louis on Friday night, is 5-7 overall, 2-2 in C-USA. The Cougars have lost their last two matches, including a 3-1 defeat to Louisville on the road last Sunday. Senior Ginger Garrett leads Memphis in kills with 190 and an average of 3.8 kills per game, while sophomore Shella Neba currently leads Memphis in hitting percentage with a .321 mark, which includes 104 kills and 33 errors in 221 attempts. Senior Amie Hamilton, who is averaging 12.1 assists per game, leads the squad defensively with 152 digs.
The Series: Houston holds a 16-2 series advantage over the Tigers, with Memphis' only wins during the 1998 and 1987 seasons. Houston defeated Memphis earlier this season, 3-2, at the Elma Roane Fieldhouse. TCU and Memphis have never faced each other in volleyball.
Coming Up: The Tigers will return from Texas to begin a home stretch of seven straight home matches from Oct. 12 to Oct. 23. Memphis host Southern Miss on Oct. 12 at The Fieldhouse at 7 p.m. During that home stretch, they will also host Tulane, Louisville and Cincinnati in league action, as well as Samford, Jackson State and Murray State outside of C-USA.
Honor Watch: Senior Amie Hamilton was named C-USA's Player of the Week on Sept. 10 after picking up MVP honors at the Kent State Tournament the previous weekend. Hamilton was also named the MVP of the UNC Asheville Tournament the first week of the season. Senior Ginger Garrett has been named to the all-tournament teams at UNC Asheville and at Kent State, while senior Adrianne Edmonds was also named to the all-tournament team at KSU.