Memphis Travels to El Paso for Back-to-Back Matches Against UTEP
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Go Tigers!

Oct. 5, 2011




2011 Memphis Volleyball NotesGet Acrobat Reader

UTEP Notes (10.2.11)Get Acrobat Reader

MEMPHIS, TENN. -The University of Memphis Volleyball team continues its road swing as it travels to El Paso, Texas for back-to-back road matches at UTEP Friday and Saturday.

Th Tigers split a pair of Conference USA road games last week, defeating Tulane in straight sets (25-19; 25-19; 25-17) and falling to Southern Miss. Altrese Hawkins led the Tiger attack in each game, downing 29 total kills. Hajnalka Molnar contributed double-doubles of digs and assists in both games, while Marija Jovanovic registered a double-double of 10 kills and 10 digs in the loss to Southern Miss.

Memphis is currently 14-4 overall and sits in a tie for third place in Conference USA with a 3-2 league record. UAB (5-0) and Tulsa (4-0) are atop the league standings.

Links to live statistics and video can be found on the Memphis volleyball schedule page.

Scouting UTEP
Memphis and UTEP each bring 3-2 conference records into the back-to-back games this weekend. The Miners have won three-straight games over SMU, Marshall and East Carolina after dropping their first two C-USA matches to UCF and Tulsa. Overall, UTEP is 13-5 on the season.

The Miners are led by three powerful attackers. Jeane Horton (197), Xitali Herrera (199) and Bridget Logan (208) lead UTEP in kills, while Malia Patterson leads the squad with 657 assists. Stephanie Figueroa has anchored the back row with 322 digs, while Herrera (156), Marie-Therese Joyce (155), Patterson (146) and Victoria Valencia each have more than 100 digs.

Sept. 26 - Oct. 1 Week in Review
The Tigers split a pair of Conference USA road games last week, defeating Tulane in straight sets (25-19; 25-19; 25-17) and falling to Southern Miss. Altrese Hawkins led the Tiger attack in each game, downing 29 total kills. Hajnalka Molnar contributed double-doubles of digs and assists in both games, while Marija Jovanovic registered a double-double of 10 kills and 10 digs in the loss to Southern Miss. Memphis is currently 14-4 overall and sits in a tie for third place in Conference USA with a 3-2 league record. UAB (5-0) and Tulsa (4-0) are atop the league standings.

Triple Dipped 
Hajnalka Molnar was awarded C-USA Setter of the Week for the week of Oct. 3, the third time she has earned the honor this season. The recognition came after a weekend where Molnar registered back-to-back double doubles of assists and digs against Southern Miss and Tulane.

Climbing the Ladder
Altrese Hawkins became the 21st person in Memphis Volleyball history to down 1,000 kills in her career. She picked up her 1000th in the first set against Howard and is now 15th all-time in the Memphis record book with 1,063 career kills.

Fab 50
With a 3-0 victory over Tulane, Memphis head coach April Jauregui picked her 53rd win at the helm of the program. She now ranks sixth on the all-time coaching wins list.

Acing the Competition
Memphis leads C-USA with 118 aces (1.93 sa/s) with four players ranking in the top seven in the conference in aces. Marija Jovanovic leads the pack with 23 aces (.40/s) and is third in C-USA. The Tigers are also fourth as a team in the nation with 1.93 sa/s.

Killing Machines
The Tigers are currently second in C-USA in total kills in the 2011 season. Memphis has downed 866 kills (14.20 k/s) so far this year, which is just one fewer than Tulsa. The Tigers lead the conference in hitting percentage (.272).


 

 

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