Owls To Play In NC State Tournament

Daniela Arenas and the Owls participate in the NC State Tournament this weekend.
Sept. 4, 2014

NC State Tournament | Match Notes
 Volleyball vs. NC State
Date Friday, Sept. 5 at 6 p.m. (CT)
Location Raleigh, NC | Reynolds Coliseum 
Tickets Open to Public
Online TBA | Live Stats
Volleyball vs. UConn
Date Saturday, Sept. 6 at 9 a.m. (CT)
Location Raleigh, NC | Reynolds Coliseum
Tickets Open to Public
Online No Stream | Live Stats
 Volleyball vs. Toledo
Date Saturday, Sept. 6 at 4 p.m. (CT)
Location Raleigh, NC | Reynolds Coliseum
Tickets Open to Public
Online No Stream | Live Stats
      Weekend Storylines
  • Rice is 1-2 all-time against NC State, having dropped the latest contest last season in the Rice Invitational to the Wolfpack (3-1), 15-25, 20-25, 28-26, 20-25. The Owls lost despite a career game from Noelle Whitlock in which she recorded 14 kills and 19 digs.
  • Saturday’s morning match against UConn will mark the first between the two schools since 1986, when the Owls won (3-0), 15-5, 15-4, 15-11. Rice junior Kyley Reed, a native of Rocky Hill, Connecticut, will be going against her home state university. 
  • The afternoon match on Saturday between the Owls and Toledo will be the first ever meeting between the two teams. 
      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.
  • Leah Mikesky and Sara Blasier were each named to the Adidas Rice Invitational I All-Tournament Team. Mikesky finished third in kills (40) in the tourney while Blasier’s 114 assists ranked second.
  • Jillian Humphrey became just the sixth Owl in school history to register 400+ career blocks with her seven block performance against the Ragin’ Cajuns on Aug. 30. 
  • The Owls opening weekend five-set loss to the Louisiana Ragin’ Cajuns dropped the Owls record to 0-7 in five-set matches dating back to the 2012-13 season. 
  • Jillian 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.
  • Sophomore RS Chelsey Harris played for the U.S. College National Team this summer at the European Global Challenge. 
  • Volleyball Season Tickets remain on sale, starting at $50 for adults and $99 for a family four pack.
The Last Meeting
NC State3
September 14, 2013
Tudor Fieldhouse
Humphrey Named All-Rice Invitational II Despite VB Loss
HOUSTON- Jillian Humphrey received All-Rice Invitational honors for her 39 kills and 11 blocks during the weekend, but Rice dropped the final match of the tournament 3-1 to NC State.





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