Fresh off of a Sweet-16 appearance, the University of Louisville volleyball team has raced out to an early 10-0 start. The Cardinals have faced three ranked teams in that span, all in the top-10 currently (Purdue, Kentucky, and Nebraska). Eight of the 10 matches were straight sweeps, as the squad has only dropped four sets thus far. Louisville looks to extend the unbeaten streak as they begin ACC play at home this weekend against Miami and Florida State. Let’s dive into a quick preview of both matches.
This week just keeps getting better 👏
Anna Stevenson & Elena Scott have been tabbed ACC Player and Freshman of the Week!
— Louisville Volleyball (@UofLVolleyball) September 21, 2021
Louisville Stats Leaders through 10 Games
- Kills: Anna Stevenson, Anna DeBeer (88)
- Assists: Tori Dilfer (351)
- Blocks: Amaya Tillman (57)
- Digs: Elena Scott (127)
- Sets played: Tori Dilfer, Aiko Jones, Elena Scott (34)
- Service aces: Aiko Jones (22)
Match Info: Friday, Sept. 24 (7:00 PM) @ L&N Federal Credit Union Arena
Overview: The Hurricanes enter the weekend sporting a 9-1 record, with the only defeat coming at the hands of Central Florida (3-2). Like the Cardinals, Miami has won eight of their 10 matches in straight-set sweeps. Outside of the loss, the team has only dropped one set all season (Sept. 3 vs South Florida).
😃, @theACC play begins this week‼️
Fri. @ Louisville – 7 pm ET
Sun. @ Notre Dame – 1 pm pic.twitter.com/HvYzYb3FRQ
— Canes Volleyball (@CanesVB) September 21, 2021
Key Wins: Alabama
Players to Watch: OH Angela Grieve (108 kills), MB Janice Leao (88 kills and 34 blocks), S Savannah Vach (314 assists), DS Priscilla Hernandez (131 digs)
Florida State Preview
Match Info: Sunday, Sept. 26 (1:00 PM) @ L&N Federal Credit Union Arena
Overview: The Seminoles enter the weekend at 7-2, just outside of the AVCA Coaches’ Top-25 poll (16 votes received). Florida State has lost matches against Michigan and Central Florida as part of a strong non-conference schedule.
Key Wins: #14 Florida, Georgia
Players to Watch: OH Morgan Chacon (81 kills), OH Audrey Koenig (78 kills), S Lilly Tessier (294 assists), L Emery Dupes (133 digs)