Red Tops White in Houston Intrasquad Scrimmage to Wrap Fall Camp

  0 volleymob | August 15th, 2018 | College - Women's Indoor, Division I Mid-Major, News

Courtesy: Houston Athletics

HOUSTON — The University of Houston Volleyball program closed fall camp with its annual Red-White Match as Team Red defeated Team White, 3-1 (25-16, 23-25, 25-17, 25-21), on Wednesday night inside Athletics/Alumni Center.

During the scrimmage the Cougars focused on team systems, while the coaching staff rotated several different lineups between the two teams to evaluate teamwork and compatibility.

• Junior outside hitter Megan Duncan turned in a double-double with a 16-kill, 17-dig performance. The native of Plano, Texas, also finished with a .325 clip.

• Sophomore outside hitter Gabi Zelaya eclipsed double figures with 10 kills.

• Junior libero Katie Karbo led all with 23 digs.

• Setters Abby Irvine and Kelsey Childers finished with 21 and 11 assists, respectively.

• Redshirt senior middle blocker Chenelle Walker totaled four blocks (all assisted).

• Junior outside hitter Claire Karsten led Team White with nine kills.

• Outside hitters Alexis Cheatum (7), Zelaya (7) and Jordan Russell (6) all finished with six kills or more.

• Setters Katie Krebs and Childers finished with 15 and 13 assists, respectively.

• On the back row, junior defensive specialist Abby Giles finished with 15 digs, while redshirt sophomore libero Kylie Napoleon collected 12.

• Redshirt freshman Ryan Emmert finished with a match-high seven blocks (one solo, six assisted).


On scrimmage

“It was a good scrimmage. Being able to play in front of people brings an added pressure that was very beneficial for our young players to get accustom to. We are a little bit deeper than we’ve been so we were also able to take the opportunity to play with some of those options.”

On heading into exhibition against Rice

“This is the first year we’ve been able to do this so it is a really good opportunity for us to be able to go at it against another team before we open our season. We look forward to going and playing at Rice on Friday. You get that added energy of playing against someone other than yourselves, so once again it will be good for our young players to get that experience.”

Houston has one final tune up before opening its 2018 season. The Cougars visit Rice for an exhibition match at 4 p.m., Friday inside Tudor Fieldhouse.

The Cougars officially open their season at New Orleans, taking on Murray State, Nebraska-Omaha and the host Privateers in the UNO Invitational across Aug. 24-25.

Houston plays its home opener against Prairie View A&M on Aug. 28.

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