Volleyball Set to Visit Cincinnati

ORLANDO--The Knights travel to Cincinnati on Friday to take on the Bearcats in their tenth conference game of the season.
Friday's match starts at 7:00 p.m. ET and will be streamed on ESPN+.
UCF has gone 8-1 in American Athletic Conference play, with a lone loss against Houston.
The Knights have continued to be strong contenders in the American Conference, only dropping three sets in conference play, which was against Houston.
McKenna Melville has consistently had a strong season, ranked 1st in the nation for kills per set. Melville is averaging 5.52 kills per set and is a vital part of UCF in these conference games.
At 645 assists, Amber Olson ranks 4th in the nation with 11.52 assists per set. UCF ranks 5th in the nation with 13.34 assists per set.
Abby Hansen and Kari Zumach continue to be important assets on the offensive side. Zumach has recorded 135 kills this season and Hansen is close behind with 127 kills.
The Bearcats are looking to continue their momentum, welcoming the Knights to Cincinnati. The Bearcats are on a one game win streak against Tulsa. Cincinnati holds a 5-13 record overall this season and 3-5 in conference play. 
UCF leads the all-time series 12-8 and is currently on a five-game win streak against the Bearcats. UCF won last year's matchup 3-2. UCF won with scores of 25-15, 25-13, 15-11.

At this point in the season, we are about to make the turn and head towards the back half of our conference schedule. When I look on film at Cincinnati, they are pretty good and have lost a lot of  close matches in the fifth set. They are going to be dangerous in a lot of ways as they have the ability to control you with their serve as well as knowing where to be at for the block. As a team, we are going to continue to use the mantra of focusing on ourselves and the adjustments we need to make throughout the match.