Sep 9, 2013
Rice holds a 14-9 lead in the series against Lamar, but the two schools have not met since 2007, a five set Rice victory. The Owls have won six of their last seven matchups against Lamar
Rice has won its last 12 matches against foes from the Southland Conference, dating back to 2008, and has won 17 straight sets against Southland opponents since 2010. The Owls defeated Southland opponent Texas A&M-Corpus Christi on Sept. 6
The Owls play their first mid-week non-conference game of the 2013 season, the first of three such matchups this year (Sept. 18 vs. Baylor, Nov. 7 at Houston Baptist). Rice went 2-0 in midweek non-conference games in 2012, and has not lost one of these contests since 2005.
About Rice Volleyball
Rice was the preseason pick to win C-USA by the league's coaches
Lizzy Bache was named All-Rice Invitational I for her .404 hitting percentage, 30 kills, and four service aces in the tournament
Rice played LSU to a four-set loss, but had two thrilling sets, winning a 28-26 first set, and dropping a 31-29 fourth set, the Owls' longest set since September 15, 2012
The Owls have played three five set matches this season (0-3 record), including the first two matches of the year. Rice played six five set matches in 2012, going 3-3 in those matches
Rice had chances to take their other two losses to a fifth set, having a tie at 24-24 in the fourth set against both Santa Clara and LSU before losing the set and the match
Two times this season Rice has had four players with double figure kills in the same match:Jillian Humphrey, Megan Murphy, Chelsea Harris & Mariah Riddlesprigger against Fresno State; Noelle Whitlock, Humphrey, Lizzy Bache & Stephanie Mendivil against UALR
Ten Players have reached double figure kills or digs in a match this season
Murphy returns as 2012 C-USA Setter of the Year. The two-time All-American is looking to join former teammate Nancy Cole (2009-12) as the only three-time All-Americans in school history
Humphrey returns as a Second Team All-C-USA selection in 2012. Four of the six starters from 2012, plus the libero, return for 2013.
Rice is seeking its sixth consecutive .500-or-better season
Rice's schedule includes 16 matches (13 remaining) against RPI Top 150 teams from 2012 and 13 matches (11 remaining) against 20+ win teams in 2012. The Owls play 19 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