Blue Demons travel to UConn, Providence for the penultimate weekend of BIG EAST Play | Tech US News

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CHICAGO – DePaul women’s volleyball will take its final road trip of the regular season with a pair of games on the East Coast Nov. 12-13.

The Blue Demons will visit Connecticut on Saturday, November 12 before traveling to Providence to face the Friars on Sunday, November 13. First tip for both games is set for 12pm CT with FloSports covering the action.

Watching the Blue Demons:DePaul is 9-17 on the 2022 campaign and 5-9 in BIG EAST action. The Blue Demons have won three of their last five games, including a pair of sweeps last weekend against Villanova and Georgetown. Junior outside hitter Jill Pressly, BIG EAST Offensive Player of the Week, ranks second in the BIG EAST with 3.80 kills to go along with 4.20 points per set, good for third among the league’s forwards. Pin beaters Taylor Underwood e Bailey Nelson they add up to 2.50 and 2.41 deaths, respectively. free Rachel Krasowski is among the top defensive specialists in the BIG EAST, averaging nearly 5 digs per set at 4.93. DePaul is tied for eighth in the league standings, vying for one of six bids to the conference tournament, with four games remaining.

Exploring Connecticut: After starting BIG EAST play 0-5, the Huskies have won eight straight games and sit at 8-6 in conference play and remain in fifth place in the league standings heading into the penultimate week of play. Seniors Caylee Parker and Jasmine Davis lead the offensive attack, averaging 3.32 and 2.97 kills per set. Karly Berkland leads the defensive effort in the back row, averaging 3.80 digs per set.

Scouting Providence: The Friars are tied for ninth in the BIG EAST standings at 3-11 in conference action while 11-15 overall. Emma Nelson averages 2.65 kills per set while Brielle Mullally averages 2.54. Mackenzie Taylor collected 454 digs for a 4.63 average per set.

Things in the series: UConn leads the all-time series 9-1, with the Blue Demons picking up their first win against the Huskies in program history with a four-set win on Oct. 1.

DePaul holds a 12-5 edge over Providence in 17 all-time meetings. The Blue Demons have won three straight against the Friars.

Next: DePaul will return home for its final homestand of the season Nov. 18-19 when Creighton and Xavier visit McGrath-Phillips Arena. Friday night’s game against the Bluejays will serve as the Blue Demons’ Title IX game, while Saturday is Senior Day.


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