THIS WEEK IN HUSKY VOLLEYBALLWEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 22
Washington hosts Arizona, 3 pm
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FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 24 — Senior Evening
Washington hosts #11 Washington State, 7 pm
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SEATTLE — Senior Evening and the Boeing Apple Cup are a pair issues for the Huskies to be glad about this week. That comes on Friday evening, as Washington hosts the Eleventh-ranked Cougars within the common season finale. However first, the Huskies look to set the desk towards the Arizona Wildcats this Wednesday at 3 p.m. at Alaska Airways Enviornment. If the Huskies (15-14, 6-12 Pac-12) are to take care of a hope of an NCAA tourney bid, each matches are must-wins. Wednesday’s match might be dwell stream solely whereas Friday’s might be televised on Pac-12 Networks Washington.
Earlier than Friday’s 7 p.m. showdown with Washington State, the Huskies will honor 4 seniors: Kayce Litzau, Could Pertofsky, Grace Zilbert, and Maeve Griffin, who’s a senior academically although not in athletic eligibility. Over 4 thousand tickets are already bought for the Boeing Apple Cup Sequence, so it is certain to be an electrical environment for the ultimate match in Hec Ed this 12 months.
Litzau, Pertofsky, and Zilbert all got here to Washington by the switch portal for his or her senior seasons, and have all been huge contributors this fall. Litzau, who got here from Wichita State, has seen her most constant taking part in time over the previous a number of weeks, as UW has gone to a two-setter rotation.
Pertofsky the Michigan switch has been a constant offensive and defensive power all 12 months, main the workforce in kills in eight matches this 12 months and rating second with a 2.91 kills per set common, and first on the workforce with a .287 assault proportion. Her 0.78 blocks per set are additionally second on the workforce.
Zilbert, who got here in from Portland, has been a stabilizing power within the again row, serving to with UW’s serve-reception in each a defensive specialist and libero function. She is third on the workforce this season with 26 aces and fourth with 191 digs.
Griffin, in her fourth 12 months out of Gig Harbor, has seen her most taking part in time this season, showing in 64 units and notching 10 aces in a serving sub function. She additionally has performed persistently on the Husky seaside volleyball workforce.
The Huskies and Wildcats meet for the primary time all season on Wednesday, and for the ultimate time as convention rivals. Arizona is 8-21 and 3-15 in Pac-12 play, at the moment in final place, however with two of these wins coming two weeks in the past over Colorado and Utah. Arizona is hitting .188 in convention play to rank Eleventh, and permitting a .250 assault proportion to its opponents. Sofia Maldonado Diaz is seventh within the Pac-12 with 3.51 kills per set whereas Ana Heath is ninth with 9.14 assists per set, and he or she can be ninth in aces per set at 0.36.
Washington State is at the moment tied for fourth within the Pac-12 with a 12-6 convention file. The Cougars have a senior heavy lineup that has secured an NCAA tourney bid and WSU has an opportunity to host at the moment with a No. 13 RPI rating. Senior Pia Timmer is fifth within the Pac-12 with 3.59 kills per set and senior Iman Isanovic provides 3.03. Senior center Magda Jehlarova is second within the Pac in blocks with 1.45 per set and third with a .381 assault proportion with 2.38 kills per set. Senior setter Argentina Ung has WSU hitting .269 to rank second in convention play, with 10.32 assists per set. The Cougars gained the primary assembly again in September in Pullman in straight units.