Final homestand for UAA Volleyball starts tonight

photo by Kurt Haider

UAA and Seattle Pacific tonight at 7 at the Alaska Airlines Center. UAA and St. Martin’s Saturday night at the Alaska Airlines Center. That’s it. Final two home matches. See you there!

From Nate Sagan at UAA Sports Information:

UAA PROBABLE STARTERS (2018 stats)
S—Ellen Floyd, 5-10, Fr. (8.41 aps, 0.52 kps, .130 att%, 2.34 dps, 0.32 ace/set)
RS—Eve Stephens, 6-1, Fr. (3.24 kps, .323 att%, 0.74 bps)
MB—Tara Melton, 6-0, Sr. (2.16 kps, .353 att%, 0.99 bps)
MB—Vera Pluharova, 6-2, So. (0.97 kps, .196 att%, 1.18 bps)
OH—Vanessa Boyer, 5-11, Jr. (2.53 kps, .196 att%, 1.21 dps, 0.39 bps, 0.29 ace/set)
OH—Chrisalyn Johnson, 5-9, Sr. (2.84 kps, .147 att%, 3.41 dps, 0.30 ace/set, 0.48 bps)
L—Taylor Noga, 5-10, Sr. (0.93 kps, .125 att%, 4.35 dps, 0.26 bps, 0.31 ace/set)

TEAM NOTES: UAA ranks 18th in NCAA Div. II with 2.33 blocks per set … of the 290 teams in D-II volleyball, UAA ranks no lower than 74th in any of the seven major statistical categories … the Seawolves are No. 2 in the GNAC in opponent attack percentage (.149) and aces per set (1.64) and rank in the top half of every league category … the Seawolves have clinched their 11th straight winning season, extending the program record that began with Chris Green’s arrival at UAA in 2008 … UAA has also extended streaks of 10 straight winning conference records and top-4 conference finishes … the Seawolves are 59-12 (.831) at the Alaska Airlines Center since its opening in Sept. 2014 and 105-23 (.820) at home since 2009; UAA has never lost consecutive matches at the Alaska Airlines Center … the Seawolves are 18-13 against AVCA Top 25 teams since 2014 and 28-40 overall against ranked opponents under Green; prior to Green’s arrival, UAA had lost 32 prior to nationally ranked foes.

OPPONENT SKETCHES: Seattle Pacific has been streaky all season, posting win streaks of five (9/8 to 9/20) and three (10/11 to 10/16), and losing skids of four (8/24 to 8/31), four (9/27 to 10/6) and three (10/20-current) … the Falcons are led by Gabby Oddo (3.35 kps, .198 att%, 3.02 kps) and setter Symone Tran (10.00 aps, 3.20 dps, 0.49 bps) … Saint Martin’s has won two of its last six – including a 3-1 home win over Northwest Nazarene last week – following an 11-match losing skid … the Saints, from Lacey, Wash., are led by Megan Vernoy (3.23 kps, .230 att%) and Rachel Gondrezick (2.78 kps, .147 att%, 2.77 dps).

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