Volleyball Set for Match with Robert Morris


By Nick Arthur for WVUsports.com
October 15, 2013 02:25 PM
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – The West Virginia University volleyball team kicks off a three-match homestand with a nonconference tilt against Robert Morris on Wednesday, Oct 16, at 6:30 p.m., at the WVU Coliseum.

“It was nice to be on fall break coming back from Iowa State,” says coach Jill Kramer. “Going into the Robert Morris match tomorrow, we need to continue to be great teammates – communicate with one another, be disciplined on defense and work together as a unit.”

The Mountaineers (15-4, 2-3 Big 12) are 17-4 all-time against the Colonials (4-17, 3-3 Northeast), with Robert Morris claiming the most recent meeting in a five-set thriller last season.

West Virginia, who is 8-1 at home this season and 7-0 at home in nonconference play, is coming off two conference losses at the hands of Baylor and Iowa State.

Robert Morris has won four of its last seven matches after a 0-14 start to the season.

WVU freshman outside hitter Jordan Anderson continues to lead the Big 12 Conference in kills per set for the second consecutive week. Anderson ranks second in the conference in points, while sophomore setter Brittany Sample is third in assists, sophomore libero Anna Panagiotakopoulos is fourth in digs and junior middle blocker Evyn McCoy is sixth in blocks.

Sophomore outside hitter Hannah Sackett has recorded double-digit kills in each of her last seven matches, posting 90 kills and a .232 hitting percentage during that span.

The seven consecutive matches with double-digit kills is the longest streak for a Mountaineer since Abby Tevis in 2007.

As a team, the Mountaineers are holding their opponents to just a .152 team hitting percentage, good for best in the Big 12.

Wednesday night is faculty and staff appreciation night, with free coupons available to West Virginia University employees online at WVUSports.com.

West Virginia will be back in action on Saturday, Oct. 19, at 6:30 p.m., as it hosts No. 23 Kansas at the WVU Coliseum.

Live stats as well as a free live stream will be available at WVUSports.com.



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