Undefeated Louisville Volleyball Gearing Towards Huge Weekend Slate

The University of Louisville Volleyball team dropped their first set in ACC play on Sunday against Wake Forest, but the Cardinals handled business and extended their winning streak to 18. The Cardinals (18-0, 8-0 ACC) now turn their attention to a key slate this upcoming weekend, featuring Virginia and #4 (#1 RPI) Pittsburgh. Let’s take a look at everything you need to know about both matchups.

Louisville Stats Leaders through 12 Matches:

  • Kills: Anna DeBeer (163)
  • Assists: Tori Dilfer (635)
  • Blocks: Amaya Tillman (81)
  • Digs: Elena Scott (220)
  • Sets played: Tori Dilfer, Aiko Jones (59)
  • Service aces: Aiko Jones (28)

Virginia Preview:

Match Info: Friday, Oct. 22nd; 7:00 pm @ L&N Federal Credit Union Arena

Overview: The Cavaliers enter the weekend on a six-match losing streak after beginning the season 8-4. With a 1-7 record in the ACC, Virginia is in desperate need of a morale-boosting victory, and the squad’s next opportunity will be against arguably the best team in the conference.

Key Wins: North Carolina, VCU, Georgetown, Bellarmine

Players to watch (stats through 17 matches): OH Grace Turner (148 kills), S Ashley Le (313 assists), OH Brooklyn Borum (146 kills & 139 digs), OH/RS Mary Shaffer (142 kills), L/DS Kristen Leland (192 digs)

Pittsburgh Preview:

Match Info: Sunday, Oct. 24nd; 12:00 pm @ L&N Federal Credit Union Arena

Overview: This match featuring two top-five squads has been circled on volleyball fans’ schedules across the country for months. Having only lost one match all season (Georgia Tech), the Panthers travel to Louisville this weekend for one of the most highly-anticipated matches of the year. The teams will square off one more time after Sunday, but there is no doubt the ACC race could be decided by matchups like this.

Key Wins: Rice, Washington State, Baylor, Tennessee, BYU

Players to Watch: S Lexis Akeo (336 assists & 107 digs), S Kylee Levers (416 assists & 165 digs), L/DS Ashley Browske (201 digs), RS/MB Chinaza Ndee (216 kills), OH Kayla Lund (216 kills & 148 digs)

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