BOWLING GREEN, Ky. – WKU Volleyball is set for its first full weekend of Conference
USA action on the road as the squad heads to Marshall and Middle Tennessee on Friday
and Sunday, respectively. The Lady Toppers (12-6; 3-1 C-USA) will look to get back
on track following Sunday’s loss with a 10 a.m. CT, Education Day tilt in
Huntington, W.Va., before closing out the weekend in Murfreesboro, Tenn. Sunday
Fri., Oct. 5 – at Marshall – 10 a.m. CT
Sun., Oct. 7 – at Middle Tennessee – 1 p.m. CT
LOOKING AT THE THUNDERING HERD:
Marshall enters the weekend with an 8-10 reading on the season which includes a 1-3
mark in league matches. Most recently, the Thundering Herd traveled to Louisiana
Tech and swept the Lady Techsters.
WKU and Marshall has faced several common opponents on the campaign. On the
non-conference slate, both sides dropped decisions to Alabama. The Lady Toppers
claimed a five-set victory over Northern Illinois while Marshall was swept by the
NIU unit. In league action, Charlotte handed Marshall a five-set loss while WKU
defeated the 49ers by the same reading.
The Thundering Herd returns five of its 14 letterwinners from its 11-19 campaign a
year ago. In the all-time series, WKU leads Marshall 11-2 and its 7-0 against the
Herd since joining Conference USA.
Marshall will also be hosting the Conference USA Tournament this coming November.
BACK TO THE BLUE RAIDERS:
Sunday’s opponent is a familiar one for Travis Hudson and company as the Lady
Toppers and Blue Raiders met less than three weeks prior. The first meeting of the
season saw WKU hand Middle Tennessee a 3-0 loss as Hudson earned his 600th career
victory inside E.A. Diddle Arena.
MTSU enters the weekend off a five-set non-conference victory over Tennessee State
on Tuesday night and is now 5-11 on the season. The Blue Raiders will host Rice
Friday night before the Red and White head to town on Sunday. Middle Tennessee
enters the weekend still in search of its first conference victory of the season
With its Sept. 21 victory over MTSU, WKU now leads the all-time series 46-16. The
Lady Topper program has swept Middle Tennessee in 6-of-7 meetings as C-USA members.
Following Sunday’s showdown with Rice, WKU Volleyball will hit the road for a pair
of contests. First up, the Lady Toppers will visit Huntington, W.Va., to take on the
Thundering Herd in a 10 a.m. CT, tilt on Friday, Oct. 5. The road swing will wrap up
down in Murfreesboro, Tenn., on Sunday with a second go-around with the Blue