Oct. 19, 2017
DePaul vs. Butler
Friday, Oct. 20 at 6 p.m.
McGrath-Phillips Arena | Chicago, Ill.
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CHICAGO - Head coach Nadia Edwards and the DePaul volleyball team return home at McGrath-Phillips Arena this weekend. The Blue Demons will take on the Butler Bulldogs on Friday, Oct. 20 and then Xavier Musketeers on Saturday, Oct. 21, both with a 6 p.m. start. DePaul looks to improve their (8-13, 2-7 BIG EAST) record.
Saturday's match against Xavier will be a Dig Pink match.
DePaul Volleyball has partnered with the Side Out Foundation to promote breast cancer awareness, and to raise funds for research through the Dig Pink volleyball initiative. Fans can donate by going to DePaul’s page at https://giving.side-out.org/campaigns/13448.
All are encouraged to wear pink to the match. The DePaul student organization, Colleges Against Cancer, will be selling pink tees while supplies last. Money raised from t-shirt sales will benefit the Side Out Foundation and DePaul’s Relay for Life event happening in April 2018.
The first 50 DePaul students in attendance that check in on D-Zone will receive a free pink t-shirt. Fans can enter a drawing for a volleyball autographed by USA Olympic beach volleyball player April Ross, along with other pink items. The money raised by selling raffle tickets will benefit the Side Out Foundation.
Last Time vs. Butler
The DePaul volleyball team was edged by Butler in the third and final set to drop the match, 3-0 (19-25, 20-25, 24-25) on Wednesday, Sept. 27. Brittany Maxwell earned a double-double at the match. Maxwell led DePaul with 16 kills and 40 attacks rounding out 16.0 total match points. Kelsey Horvath led the Blue Demons with 27 assists and three aces. Haley Bueser topped the match with 13 digs.
Scouting The Bulldogs
Butler enters the match with a (15-6, 5-4 BIG EAST) record. Outside hitter Natalie Ravenell and setter Makayla Ferguson were given BIG EAST honors last week, earning Freshman of the Week and Weekly Honor Roll, respectively. Ranked fifth in the BIG EAST, the Bulldogs travel to Chicago after a 3-0 sweep against Providence.
Last Time vs. Xavier
The DePaul volleyball team made their 2017 BIG EAST debut on Wednesday, Sept. 20. After winning the first set of a thrilling five-set match, the Blue Demons dropped the match to Xavier, 3-2 (25-16, 19-25, 21-25, 25-20, 12-15). Claire Anderson and Brittany Maxwell tied for top points, each scoring 17.5 points. Anderson led the Blue Demons with 16 kills and passed her career best with 60 attacks. Maxwell led DePaul with five blocks. Kelsey Horvath earned her third double-double for the season, racking up 19 assists and 11 digs.
Scouting The Musketeers
Xavier holds a (7-16, 2-7 BIG EAST) record and ninth place in the BIG EAST standings. Junior Meredith Klare was named to the BIG EAST Weekly Honor Roll on Oct. 3 with averaging 5.36 digs per set to lead the BIG EAST that week. The Musketeers will visit Marquette on Friday, Oct. 20 at 8 p.m. before traveling down to Chicago, Ill.
For both matches, fans can visit the DePaul volleyball schedule page for all live coverage, links and more. Full recaps and statistics after each match this weekend will be posted to DePaulBlueDemons.com.
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