Knights Prepare for Tulsa, Wichita State

ORLANDO— The No. 25 UCF volleyball team is in action this Friday at Tulsa, followed by a Sunday matchup against Wichita State. Friday's match will start at 5 p.m. ET on YouTube and Sunday's will begin at 2 p.m. ET on ESPN+.

The Knights are on a roll with five sweeps following the lone loss to Houston on Oct. 7. UCF holds a 17-1 overall record and 9-1 in AAC. 

Claudia Dillon received AAC Offensive Player of the Week for her stellar performance last weekend. Dillon was a force in the middle, averaging 4.75 points per set and 3.17 kills per set while hitting .750 in wins over South Florida and Cincinnati.

Kari Zumach was named to the AAC Honor Roll following 18 kills and six blocks for the Knights last week. She is second on the team in kills with 153 this season.

Amber Olson continues to dish out assists, recording 69 combined against USF and Cincinnati. She is now averaging 11.52 assists per set and looks to break her single season record of 1,243 assists. Olson also has 43 blocks on the year.

Chloe Scheer is the team leader in digs, with 212 this season and 3.42 per set. Scheer is second on the team in assists with 66 and 1.06a/s.  

The Golden Hurricane will look to get back on track after a 3-0 loss to Houston last weekend. Tulsa has an overall record of 10-11 followed by a 3-6 AAC record. The last matchup was Sept. 30 when Hurricane Ian came to visit Florida, forcing the matches to be played at Wichita State. The chaotic changes didn't seem to affect the Knights play as they went in and took care of business with a 3-0 sweep (25-17, 25-16, 25-9).
Wichita State
Wichita State suffered two losses last weekend against Houston and Tulane with both matches going to five sets. The Shockers have an overall record of 10-10 and 5-4 in AAC. UCF is back for it's second game this season at the Charles Koch Arena in Wichita, Kansas. In the last matchup, the Knights dominated with a quick sweep, limiting the Shockers to 16 points in set one and three and only 14 in set two.

Tulsa is a team that continues to get better as the year goes on and battles hard in every game. They have a few players that are going to be first team all-conference candidates. They can put up points on any given night. It's always tough to play them in their gym. We look forward to what will be our last conference matchup against them.
Wichita State
Wichita State has a ton of ball control and the ability to use a whole slew of weapons. Giving them quite the arsenal that they can throw at us. We are going to have to control them with our serve and being able to pass to keep them on defense as much as possible. That's what we did when we were there earlier this year. I'm sure since then their coach has made some changes as he is one of the best coaches in the country when it comes to watching film and making changes. They always bring in a big crowd with lots of fans and their band, which makes it a tough place to play.