Tiger Volleyball to Play At Marquette and DePaul
Oct. 25, 2001
MEMPHIS, TENN. - This Week: The University of Memphis volleyball team will jump back into conference action this weekend when they travel to Milwaukee to face Marquette on Friday, and Chicago to face DePaul on Saturday. The Tigers ended a seven-match home stretch with a 5-2 record at The Elma Roane Fieldhouse. Memphis enters this weekend's action with a 17-5 overall record, 5-5 in C-USA, after defeating Jackson State, 3-0, and Murray State, 3-1, this past Tuesday. Memphis is currently on a two-match losing streak in C-USA after dropping matches to Louisville and Cincinnati at home last weekend. Senior Amie Hamilton currently holds the Conference USA record for career service aces with 212. She served up seven aces against JSU and MSU on Tuesday, and leads the squad this season in aces with 75. She also totals 991 assists and 268 digs in her final season at The U of M. She also now holds the school record for digs in a career with 1381, and is just nine assists away from recording her second straight season of more than 1,000 assists. Senior Ginger Garrett leads the Tigers in kills this season with 309 for an average of 3.8 per game. She also totals 225 digs and 25 service aces. With a 17-5 record and eight matches left in the regular season, Memphis is on pace for their first 20-win season since 1994.
The Series: Memphis holds the series advantage over both Marquette and DePaul as they are 8-6 versus the Golden Eagles and 10-6 versus the Blue Demons. Last season, the Tigers lost to both DePaul and Marquette at home. Memphis' last victory over DePaul was a 3-1 win in the first round of the 1998 C-USA Tournament. That same season, Memphis recorded its last win over Marquette, 3-2.
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.
Coming Up: The Tigers will step out of C-USA action next Tuesday, traveling to UT-Martin for a 7 p.m. meeting on Oct. 30. They will then continue C-USA action, hosting USF and UAB on Friday and Saturday at 7 p.m.