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Conference Opener
September 20, 2016
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Game Notes
ORLANDO, Fla. (UCFKnights.com)--
UCF Volleyball open conference play this week. The Knights host in-state rival USF in The American opener on Wednesday and Memphis on Friday.
The Knights host USF for Volleybowl 2016 on Wednesday at 7 p.m. The first 200 fans will have a choice between a Knightro bobblehead or chicken and waffles. On Friday, the first 300 fans will have a chance to win either a Knightro bobblehead or free fries.

Scouting the Bulls
  • USF stands at a 9-3 record this season, sweeping Wright State, Stetson and LIU Brooklyn last weekend.
  • Last season, the Knights went 2-0 against USF, winning both matches 3-1.
  • Dakota Hampton leads the Bulls with 149 kills, hitting .260 on the year. Setter Alex Mendoza ranks first on the team with 495 assists and 17 aces. Elyse Panick has tallied 163 digs and 16 aces so far this season.

Head coach Todd Dagenais on USF: "I thought that without a doubt (USF) had the best off-season in terms of talent acquisition. That's two years in a row now that I feel like they've won the transfer battle. I think that athletically they are the best team in the conference."

Scouting the Tigers
  • The Tigers stand at 8-4 this season, sweeping the Fight like Hal Memorial Invitational this past weekend. Memphis downed UAB, UL-Lafayette and Tennessee-Martin
  • Last season, the Knights went 1-1 against the Tigers. Each team came away with a road victory.
  • Caitlin Lilly leads the team with 113 kills and 11 aces, while Regan Comperry has recorded 337 assists and 21 aces this year. On the season, Michaella Moss has tallied 169 digs and 11 aces.

Dagenais: "Memphis, year in and year out, is always a unique battle. If you look back at the records it's such a tight match; so many times we've played them to five sets. Talent wise, they are always so athletic. (Head coach) April is such a good coach. She knows how to use her players in the right spots. She always puts her team in the best position to win."

UCF Volleyball is presented by Holiday Inn Orlando East UCF Area. General admission adult season tickets are now available for $30, and youth tickets (ages 2-17 years) are $15 and good for one-general admission seat to all 2015 regular season home matches. General admission single game tickets are $5 for adults and $4 for youth, seniors (55+) and UCF Faculty Staff. Admission is free for UCF students. For more information on how to purchase tickets, click here or call 407-UCF-1000.

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