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Volleyball To Face C-USA's No. 1



CHICAGO – The Blue Demons travel to South Florida and UAB this weekend in their second to last road trip for the season.  The pair of conference matches, along with next week’s match against Marquette, is pivotal for DePaul as it will determine whether or not they can enter the conference tournament. 

 

“We still have a lot to play for and after a great week of practice, we’re confident,” said Coach Dockstader. 

 

“We’ve talked about what we need to do this weekend and we’ve worked through it in practice so now it’s a matter of executing the game plan on Friday and Saturday.”

 

 

The Scouting Report

South Florida is currently undefeated in C-USA with a record of 9-0.  Their overall record of 23-5 has earned them the number one spot in the Midwest Regional rankings.  Head Coach Nancy Mueller and her squad knocked off Florida State last week in five games.  The Bulls are led by senior Michelle Collier who earned a double-double against Florida State boasting 23 kills and 20 digs.  Also a fierce hitter is Jolene Patton who has 300 kills so far this season.  The offense is directed by setter Alessandra Domingos who has gained a total of 1298 assists.

 

UAB is 3-6 in C-USA and will try to hang on to their spot in the top 12 for rights to enter the conference tournament.  The Blazers are coached by Melinda Claiborne in her third season.  Leading the front line is Martina Shields who has totaled 354 kills for the Blazers.  Kristi Lee has also hit her share with 244 kills.  Setting is Dina Katsoulis who has 857 assists this season.