SEATTLE --- Seattle U volleyball will wrap up its home schedule on Thursday when it hosts Utah Valley at the Redhawk Center. First serve is slated for 6 pm.
In spite of being one game behind CSU Bakersfield in the WAC Standings, a seventh-consecutive conference tournament appearance for Seattle U is possible if:
• Seattle U wins one or both of its weekend matches
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• CSU Bakersfield loses to Grand Canyon on Saturday.
A WIN WOULD...
• ...be better than a loss.
• ...give the Redhawks 14 wins on the season, for the first time since 2015.
• ...give Seattle U four WAC wins on the season.
THEY GOT HISTORY
Thursday’s meeting with Utah Valley will be the 16th matchup since 2008. The Redhawks trail the all-time series 10-6, falling in their first meeting of the year, 3-0 on Oct. 19.
A GLIMPSE AT THE WOLVERINES
Utah Valley is started the week with a 6-8 mark in the WAC, while carrying an overall record of 9-17.
• The Wolverines are sixth among the WAC standings and will be hosting the league’s postseason tournament.
• Utah Valley began the week second among the WAC in opponent hitting percent (.189), while ranking third in the league and 32nd nationally in team blocks (243.5).
• The Wolverines average 13.93 digs per set, 11.95 kills per set and 2.46 blocks per set, earning them fifth, fourth and second respectively among the WAC.
• Kanza Tarawhiti is second among WAC leaders in kills per set (3.65) and third in kills (347).
• Tijana Milojevic is 558 digs shy of program’s all-time career record, currently held by Maggie Safranski (2002-05) with 2,008.
• Rachel Stark is 11 kills shy of passing Katarina Marinkovic (2016-17) for seventh on the program’s Division I kills list.
• Eve Kerschenbaum is three kills shy of fifth-best single season kill total, surpassing Cristin Richards’ 2008 total of 354.