Oct. 16, 2014
DENVER - On Friday night, the Pioneers will face their seventh Summit League opponent of the season, IPFW, in the Gates Sports Center. The match will begin at 9 p.m. MT and stats will be live streamed via Sidearmstats.com/ipfw/wvball/. Fans may also view a live video stream at gomastodons.com/watch/. Additionally, we will provide live coverage of the match via Twitter through the account, @DU_Volleyball.
DU will then travel to Inianapolis for a match against IUPUI on Sunday at 3 p.m. MT in The Jungle Stadium. Live stats for this match will also be available online through Sidearm Stats, and video will be on iupuijags.com/watch.
Check out the weekend preview HERE, and follow @DU_Volleyball for game updates.
SETTING HER SIGHTS
Bailey Karst has been one of Denver's most important assets on the court for defense. The senior was named the Summit League's Volleyball Offensive Player of the Week prior to conference play, after guiding the Pioneers to an undefeated week (4-0), capturing the Denver Invitational title and earning an all-tournament team selection. The Aurora, Colorado native has helped Denver record its best start to a season (17-3) since 2008. She opened this week with 59 of the Pioneers' 64 assists against the South Dakota Coyotes.
KILLING THE COMPETITION
University of Denver sophomore Moni Corrujedo has been climbing the Summit League leader polls in recent weeks, now ranking number 7 in kills with a season total of 323, averaging 2.95 per set. She is followed by Nola Basey, who ranks 11th with 265 kills. Basey was the Summit League's Offensive Player of the Week twice in a row last week after recording 25 kills at a .418 hitting percentage in the four-set victory over South Dakota State and chipped in 15 kills in a straight-set win over Omaha.
FRESH FACES, FRESH TAKE
The Pioneers welcomed six freshmen to the squad this year. Cassie Baird has proven to be a young leader on the team; Thus far, she has had 98 kills on the season, the fifth highest amount on the entire squad. Cassidy Rooke has served as a libero/defensive specialist in 71 of the Pioneers' 72 games, and currently ranks fifth on the squad in defense with 124 digs.
MAKE IT NATIONAL
Coming off a bid for the Conference title, Denver looks to return once again to the postseason, setting its sights toward the elusive NCAA Tournament. Mahoney is no stranger to the national stage, having helped his CSU Rams to seven straight appearances, and along with 2014 NORCECA Championships-winning assistant head coach Hogan and assistant Batten aims to see his Pioneers bring home the trophy for the 2014 season.
- JOIN THE PIONEER NATION -
Visit DenverPioneers.com for complete coverage of all 17 of Denver's NCAA Division I sports
Like Denver Pioneersand Denver Volleyballon Facebook
Follow @DU_Pioneers and @DU_Volleyballon Twitter