BOWLING GREEN, Ky. – Riding a four-match Conference USA win streak, WKU Volleyball
enters the final week of regular season play as one of the hottest teams in the
league. The Lady Toppers will visit both UAB and Louisiana Tech for their respective
Senior Days on Thursday and Saturday. WKU enters the road trip with an 18-9 record
including a 9-3 mark in C-USA action.
Thurs., Nov. 8 – at UAB – 7 p.m. CT
Sat., Nov. 10 – at Louisiana Tech – Noon CT
BONE MARROW DONOR REGISTRY: SIGN UP
As former Lady Topper Volleyball All-American Alyssa
Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (ALL), WKU Athletics has teamed up with Be The Match
and the Cavanaugh family to host a Bone Marrow Donor registry event to find a donor
Fans can use their phones to text “Cure154” to 61474 to begin the sign-up process.
The online registration process takes less than 10 minutes.
Once registered, a cheek swab kit will be sent to your address within 3-7
business days. When the kit arrives, swab the inside of your cheek and return it
then sit back and wait to be called if you are a match.
LOOKING AT THE BLAZERS:
UAB enters Thursday’s contest with a 13-14 reading on the season which includes a
5-8 mark in Conference USA matches. WKU will look to even the season series after
UAB claimed a 3-1 victory in Bowling Green in mid-October.
In that meeting on Oct. 12, Rachel Anderson recorded her 400th career block along
with eight kills. Sophia Cerino led the way with 10 kills while Lauren Matthews
added nine. Payton Frederick led WKU in digs with 16 while Darby Music worked into
double figures at 10.
The Blazers have dropped their last two decisions entering Thursday night’s contest.
Most recently, UAB dropped a four-set decision to Rice in Houston. Prior to that,
the Blazers fell at Southern Miss in another four-set match.
UAB returns 12 of its 16 letterwinners from an 11-19 campaign a year ago. In the
all-time series, WKU trails UAB 23-9 but is 6-1 against the Blazers since joining
SCOUTING THE LADY TECHSTERS:
WKU Volleyball will close out its regular season slate from Ruston, La., on Saturday
afternoon. LA Tech enters the final weekend with a 6-21 record and a 1-11 reading in
league matches. The Lady Techsters have dropped their last 11 outings with their
most recent win coming on Sept. 23 in a four-set win over Middle Tennessee.
Louisiana Tech lost eight of its 15 letterwinners from last year’s 7-21 squad. Three
starters and the team’s libero were lost as well.
The Lady Toppers lead the all-time series with Saturday’s host by a 12-7 margin. WKU
has claimed each of the last seven meetings between the sides dating back to the
1999 campaign. In that span, Louisiana Tech has claimed just one set off the Red and
Next up for the Lady Toppers will be another appearance in the Conference USA
Tournament. Action from Huntington, W.Va., begins on Friday, Nov. 16. Rice has
locked up the top seed while the Lady Toppers could finish as high as second still.
The tournament host, Marshall, will not make the eight-team field, ending a streak
of the host playing in the championship match at three seasons.