Volleyball Travels To Northern Arizona This Weekend To Participate In Fiesta Bowl Tournament

After a pair of home matches this week, Utah State's women's volleyball team will travel to Flagstaff, Ariz., this weekend to participate in the Fiesta Bowl Tournament hosted by Northern Arizona University.
 
After a pair of home matches this week, Utah State's women's volleyball team will travel to Flagstaff, Ariz., this weekend to participate in the Fiesta Bowl Tournament hosted by Northern Arizona University.
 
 

Sept. 10, 2009

LOGAN, Utah - After a pair of home matches this week, Utah State's women's volleyball team will travel to Flagstaff, Ariz., this weekend to participate in the Fiesta Bowl Tournament hosted by Northern Arizona University.

Utah State will open the tournament on Friday, Sept. 11 against The Citadel at 4 p.m. (MT). USU will then play a pair of matches on Saturday, Sept. 12 against Wyoming at 4 p.m. (MT) and host Northern Arizona at 7 p.m. (MT). Live stats for every match during the tournament will be available via NAU's web site at www.nauathletics.com . Fans can also watch every match live for free courtesy of Big Sky TV (www.bigskytv.org ), USU's match against Northern Arizona will be televised live on the Dish Network (Ch. 9411).

Utah State is 3-3 on the season after defeating Idaho State at home in three sets in its last match. USU is led by junior middle blocker Katie Astle who is hitting .382 and averaging 1.68 kills and 0.92 blocks per set, while sophomore opposite side hitter Emily Kortsen is hitting .250 and averaging 2.27 kills and 2.04 digs per set. Sophomore outside hitter Liz McArthur currently leads the team with 3.54 kills per set, while junior libero Christine Morrill is averaging a WAC-best 4.50 digs per set. As a team, Utah State is hitting .205 on the season as compared to a .201 hitting percentage for its opponents.

The Citadel is 1-6 on the season, while Wyoming is 4-2 and Northern Arizona is 2-4. USU is 10-2 all-time against the Lumberjacks and 12-13 all-time against the Cowgirls, while its match against The Citadel will be the first-ever meeting between the two schools.

 

 

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