Rice Head Coach Jenny Volpes Talks Hurricane Harvey in Houston

  0 Braden Keith | September 09th, 2017 | College - Women's Indoor, Division I Mid-Major, News

It’s been a tough few weeks for the Rice University volleyball team, as it has been for most of the city of Houston. After playing a tournament in Boulder, Colorado, the Owls were stuck on the road for 11 days before they were able to return to the flood-stricken city.

This weekend, though, they have regained a small sense of normalcy by resuming normal practice and hosting the annual Rice Adidas Invitational.

After the team’s 4-1 loss on Friday, Rice head coach Genny Volpe took a few minutes to talk with VolleyMob about how her team has handled that distraction, as well as the team’s performance in their game against Cal – where in spite of a 3-1 loss, they had their best blocking performance of the season.

The Rice Owls are now 5-4 on the season. They will wrap competition at the Rice Adidas Invitational on Friday afternoon against Incarnate Word, and will continue a run of 7-straight home games at Tudor Fieldhouse with a single match against Houston Baptist and then the second round of their second Rice Invitational.

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Braden Keith

Braden Keith is the Editor-in-Chief and co-founder of VolleyMob.com. Braden's first foray into sports journalism came in 2010, when he launched a swimming website called The Swimmers' Circle. Two years later, he joined SwimSwam.com as a co-founder. Long huge fans of volleyball, when Braden and the SwimSwam partners sought an opportunity to …

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