Huskies Set To Open BIG EAST Play Friday and Saturday

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STORRS, Conn. – The University of Connecticut women’s volleyball team is set to begin BIG EAST action with games against Seton Hall University on Friday September 23 and St. John’s University Saturday September 24.

The Huskies are coming off a 3-0 weekend in which they beat Lindenwood University, Brown University and Bryant University to take home first in the Dog Pound Invitational. UConn is led by senior Caylee Parker who was 114 total kills, and senior Jasmine Davis with 108 total kills. In addition, senior Madi Whitmire leads the team with 358 total assists.

Scouting the Pirates

UConn will open Big East play with a road trip to New Jersey to take on the Seton Hall Pirates. Seton Hall enters the match with a 9-3 overall record most recently sweeping the Seton Hall Classic which featured NJIT, Dartmouth and Central Connecticut State University. The Pirates are led by Jenna Walsh who was 139 total kills and is averaging three kills per set, and Perri Lucas who has 121 total kills and is also averaging three kills per set.

The Huskies hold an 8-3 overall record over the Pirates with the last matchup being in November of 2021 which ended with a Seton Hall victory.

Scouting the Red Storm

Following the match at Seton Hall, the Huskies will travel to St. Johns to take on the Red Storm. St. Johns enters the matchup vs. UConn posting a 9-4 overall record which featured wins over Boston College, Middle Tennessee, and Colombia. Leading the way for St. Johns are Giorgia Walther who has 194 total kills and is averaging just under four kills per set, and Rachele Rastelli who has 193 total kills and is posting a .289 attack percentage.

The Huskies and Red Storm have faced a total of 15 times with UConn holding an 8-7 edge over the storm. The last matchup between the two ended with a Huskies victory in a five-set thriller.

Up Next

The Huskies will remain on the road to start Big East Play as they will next begin preparing for a tough road matchup against Marquette University, September 30. The game is set to begin at 8pm.


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