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Volleyball Prepares for a Pair of AE Road Tilts

UAlbany Sports Information   10-11-2018

Oct. 12 at UMass Lowell

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Oct. 14 at New Hampshire

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Records:

UAlbany (9-8, 3-1 AE) | UMass Lowell (2-16, 1-4 AE) | New Hampshire (8-11, 4-1 AE)

Albany, N.Y. — The UAlbany volleyball team has a busy week ahead with back-to-back America East Conference roads games this weekend. The Great Danes first visit UMass Lowell for a 7 p.m. match up on Oct. 12 before stopping at New Hampshire on Sunday, Oct. 14 for a 1 p.m. tilt.

Last Time Out

UAlbany is coming off a pair of split decisions last weekend. The squad fell at Stony Brook, 3-0, in its first road league game of the year before bouncing back to defeat Hartford in straight sets.

Quick Hits

  • New Hampshire (4-1) is second in the AE standings, UAlbany (3-1) sits third and UMass Lowell (1-4) ranks sixth heading into the weekend.
  • UAlbany owns a 2-5 clip on the road.
  • New Hampshire, 2-2 at home, carries a two-game win streak into Sunday’s contest.
  • UMass Lowell has yet to earn a victory on its home court, 0-2.
  • The Great Danes and Wildcats split the series 1-1 last season. UAlbany swept the series against the River Hawks a year ago.

Digging Her Way to the Top

Nicole Otero earned her 1,500th career dig on Sept. 7 against Western Illinois, becoming just the fourth Great Dane to reach the milestone. Her 1,684 career digs rank third all time at UAlbany.

Ranking in the Conference

All-Tournament Teams

  • Akuabata Okenwa was named the FGCU Invitational’s Most Valuable Player, earning all-tournament honors. She was joined on the FGCU All-Tournament Team by Nicole Otero and Kelly Cameron.
  • Akuabata Okenwa earned Black Knight Invitational All-Tournament Honors on Sept. 1, after racking up 35 kills and seven blocks over the weekend.
  • Senior Nicole Otero was named to the Sports Import Classic All-Tournament Team on August 25 following a tournament-high 46 digs.

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