Owls Set To Open 2014 Season Friday

The Owls open the season against UC-Davis on Friday at 6:30 p.m.
Aug. 28, 2014

Rice Invitational I | Match Notes
 Volleyball vs. UC-Davis
Date Friday, Aug. 29 at 6:30 p.m.
Location Houston, Texas | Tudor Fieldhouse 
Tickets Rice Ticket Office
Online Owlvision | Live Stats
Volleyball vs. Louisiana-Lafayette
Date Saturday, Aug. 30 at 11 a.m.
Location Houston, Texas | Tudor Fieldhouse
Tickets Rice Ticket Office
Online Owlvision | Live Stats
 Volleyball vs. Fresno State
Date Saturday, Aug. 30 at 7:30 p.m.
Location Houston, Texas | Tudor Fieldhouse
Tickets Rice Ticket Office
Online Owlvision | Live Stats
The Last Meeting
August 29, 2008
Fox Gym
VB Takes Care of Business
The Rice Owls volleyball team sports a 2-0 record after cruising to identical 3-0 set wins over UT-San Antonio and Louisiana-Lafayette in the Owls' Mizuno Invitational.

The Last Meeting
Fresno State3
August 30, 2013
Fresno, Calif.
Riddlesprigger Posts 15 Kills In Homecoming
FRESNO, Calif.- Mariah Riddlesprigger had 15 kills and 11 digs in front of her hometown crowd, but Rice dropped its season opener in five sets to Fresno State. Three Owls had double doubles.

About Rice Volleyball
         Rice was picked to finish third in the C-USA by the league's coaches.
         Sara Blasier was selected Preseason All-C-USA.
         Rice has won four of its last six season openers, and are 17-17 all-time. The Owls are 6-4 in openers under head coach Genny Volpe.
         The Owls closed the 2013 season strong at Tudor Fieldhouse, winning five of their last six home matches.
         Humphrey returns as a AVCA Southwest Honorable Mention. The Owls return six starters from 2013, plus the libero.
         Rice's schedule includes seven matches against RPI Top 100 teams from 2013 and seven matches against 20+ win teams in 2013. The Owls play 13 matches in the state of Texas this season.
         Volleyball Season Tickets remain on sale, starting at $50 for adults and $99 for a family four pack.

     Weekend Storylines
         UC Davis plays Rice on Friday for the schools first meeting in volleyball. The Aggies went 14-15 overall and 6-10 in the Big West Conference in 2013. Head coach Dan Conners is in his first season with the Aggies and will be making his debut on Friday.
         The Owls are 7-0 all-time against the Louisiana-Lafayette Ragin' Cajuns, which includes a 4-0 mark all-time at Tudor Fieldhouse. ULL went 19-14 in 2013 and 9-9 in conference play before falling to Texas State in the opening round of the Sun Belt Tournament.
         Rice is 4-8 all-time against former WAC rival Fresno State. The Owls lost to the Bulldogs (3-2) in last year's season opener despite a season-high 11 blocks from Jillian Humphrey. This will mark Fresno St.'s first trip back to Tudor Fieldhouse since the 2004 season. Rice is 3-2 all-time against the Bulldogs at home. Fresno St. went 17-15 (11-9) last season and missed their conference tournament.





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