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Weekend Road Swing
October 19, 2017
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ORLANDO, Fla. (UCFKnights.com) - The UCF volleyball team heads back on the road this weekend for a pair of matches in the American Athletic Conference. The Knights (10-10, 3-5) will face Houston on Friday at 8 p.m. (ET) and Tulane on Sunday at 1 p.m. (ET).

The match at Tulane will be streamed on the American Digital Network.

LAST TIME OUT
* The Knights split last weekend's home stand against UConn and Temple.
* On Friday, the Black and Gold put on a defensive display by holding the Huskies to .009 hitting, the lowest attack percentage by an opponent since 2012, as UCF earned its fourth sweep of the year.
* Sunday's match against Temple featured huge swings in momentum. The Knights took a 2-0 lead into the intermission, but the Owls battled back to force a decisive fifth set. In the final game, Temple won the match by finishing on a 9-2 run.

RING OF HONOR ANNOUNCED
* The UCF Volleyball team announced its 2017 Ring of Honor inductees earlier this week.
* UCF Athletics Hall of Fame coaches Lucy McDaniel and Laura Smith will be honored on Nov. 12 during the Knights' match against Houston.

SETTING UP THE ATTACK
* Setters Miranda Watkins and Erin Olson have teamed up to run the offense this season.
* Combined, the duo is averaging 11.23 assists per set.
* Olson dropped a career-high 55 dimes during the five-set contest at Memphis.

FRESHMEN IMPACT
* 20 matches into the year, the five first-year freshmen have adjusted to the collegiate game well.
* Kristina Fisher ranks second on the team and 14th in the AAC in kills per set with 2.76.
* Anne-Marie Watson has hit above .200 in seven matches this season.
* Mary Kate Painter, Kat Felice and Alex Fisher have stepped up when called upon this year.

SCOUTING HOUSTON
* The Cougars enter the weekend with a record of 6-10 overall and 2-6 in league action.
* Houston leads the AAC in service aces with 1.54 per set.
* Brianna Lynch powers the offense with 2.73 kills per set and Katie Karbo ranks fifth in the conference in digs per set at 5.28.

SCOUTING TULANE
* After starting the season 11-2, the Green Wave has fallen to 12-9 this year and 1-7 in the league.
* Tulane boasts five players averaging above two kills per set, guided by Dayna Kern and Lexie Douglas at 2.24 and 2.23, respectively.
* For the second week in a row, the Knights will face one of the conference leaders in service aces. Justine Bowers is tied for the league-high with 30 aces this season.

SERIES HISTORIES
* After winning the last three meetings, UCF is 8-11 against Houston.
* The Knights are 14-10 against the Green Wave.

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