Owls Travel to Tennessee for Pair of Weekend Matches

Sept. 29, 2016

Middle Tennessee-Tennessee St. Match Notes (Matches 17-18)

Rice Owls (9-7, 2-0 C-USA) at Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders (4-11, 1-1 C-USA)
Friday, Sept. 30, 7 p.m.
Murfreesboro, TN • Alumni Memorial Gym

Video Stream: Friday's match at Middle Tennessee will be streamed online through beIN Sports Connect. Fans can only access the stream if their cable subscription includes the beIN Sports channel. Provided fans do have the channel, they will need to create an account and login by entering their regular cable provider credentials to access the stream on beIN. Some of the add-ons with Google Chrome are not compatible, so the stream will need to be accessed through a Internet Explorer, Firefox, Safari browser. beIN Sports Connect is also available to download in the app store.

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Live Stats: Sidearm
Twitter Updates: @RiceVolleyball |@MT_Volleyball
Series Record: Rice leads, 3-2

Rice Owls vs. Tennessee State Tigers (8-8, 1-2 OVC)
Saturday, Oct. 1, 7 p.m.
Nashville, TN • Kean Hall

Video Stream: None
Live Stats: TSU StatBroadcast
Twitter Updates: @RiceVolleyball | @TSU_Tigers
Series Record: First Meeting

News & Notes
*Winners of five straight, the Rice Owls volleyball team will hit the road this weekend for a pair of matches in the state of Tennessee. On Friday the Owls will take on Middle Tennessee in their first C-USA road match of the season, followed by a non-conference tilt at Tennessee St. on Saturday. Rice is 3-2 all-time against the Blue Raiders while this will be the first-ever meeting with the Tigers. These will be Rice’s only third and fourth road matches of the season.

*The Owls five-match win streak marks the 27th time in school history the Owls have built a win streak of five or more matches, including 11 in the Coach Volpe era. The longest win streak in school history is 12 straight in 1995.

*Rice senior right side hitter Chelsey Harris was selected the Conference USA Offensive Player of the Week on Monday, the league office announced. The Houston native earned her first career C-USA weekly honor by leading the Owls to a 2-0 weekend with 40 kills in eight sets (5.56 per set), all while hitting a staggering .540. Harris, who collected a team-high 44.5 points this past weekend, tied her career-high with 25 kills (.488) in Rice’s 3-2 comeback victory over UTEP on Friday and followed up that performance with 15 more kills (.636) in only three sets vs. LA Tech on Sunday.

*Rice junior setter Madison McDaniel currently ranks ninth in the nation in total assists (640), which is good enough for second in Conference USA. McDaniel is currently tied with UTEP’s Lindsey Larson with a league-high 11 double-doubles.





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