BOWLING GREEN, Ky. – Coming off a big midweek victory over [RV] Cincinnati, WKU
Volleyball has turned its focus to Conference USA play as Middle Tennessee and
Charlotte visit The Hill for a pair of weekend matchups. First up, the Blue Raiders
stop by E.A. Diddle Arena Friday night for a 6 p.m. CT, tilt before Charlotte heads
over with a noon matchup on the docket for Sunday. The Lady Toppers enter weekend
action with a 9-5 record while MTSU sits at 4-8 and Charlottes is 9-6.
Tues., Sept. 21 – Middle Tennessee – 6 p.m. CT |
Sun., Sept. 23 – Charlotte – Noon CT |
Single match tickets for the weekend contests will be $5 for adults and $3 for youth
(12 and under). Fans can also opt for a season ticket package with 15 general
admission tickets with the Flexible Ticket Package that can be used to attend the
home games of his or her choice.
There will be free parking available in Parking Structure 2.
Friday – RED OUT! The first 100 fans will receive a red t-shirt.
Sunday – Faith and Family Day – Bring in your church bulletin or announcements and
receive free admission.
LOOKING AT THE BLUE RAIDERS:
WKU and Middle Tennessee have faced one common opponent in 2018 as both sides picked
up victories over Chattanooga.
MTSU sports a 4-8 overall record with Friday’s tilt marking the Blue Raiders’ second
non-tournament match of the season. Middle Tennessee is 1-3 in away matches on the
year. MTSU returned eight of 13 letterwinners from a 7-23 campaign a year ago while
also bringing back three starters plus its libero.
In the all-time series between WKU and the Blue Raiders, the Lady Toppers own a
45-16 advantage. The Red and White have won the last 10 meetings between the sides
dating back to the 2011 campaign. In that stretch, WKU needed more than three sets
on just three occasions.
SCOUTING THE 49ERS:
Charlotte will play its opening Conference USA match on Friday before heading to The
Hill for Sunday’s noon tilt. The 49ers are 9-6 overall in 2018 and 3-2 in away
matches. The sides have not faced any common opponents to this point of the season.
UNCC returns 10-of-16 letterwinners from its 19-12 campaign last year while also
bringing back four starters plus its libero.
In the all-time series between the Lady Toppers and Charlotte, WKU leads 12-3. The
Red and White are 7-0 when hosting the 49ers. WKU has won its last nine meetings
599 AND COUNTING:
With one more win, WKU Volleyball veteran head coach Travis Hudson will secure his
600th career victory. Hudson will join an elite group of leaders to hit the
milestone and is on pace to become just the 19th active Division I volleyball coach
to achieve the feat.
One more victory would make Hudson just the 58th DI volleyball coach all-time to win
600 or more matches in their career. Hudson would also be the only coach in
Conference USA history with 600 or more wins all at the DI level.
In terms of winning percentages, Hudson owns the 23rd-best mark of all active DI
head coaches. When narrowing that group to coaches with 10 or more years at the
helm, Hudson owns the eighth-best rate. And finally, of active DI head coaches with
21 or more seasons under their belts, Hudson owns the fifth-best winning percentage.