Updated C-USA Volleyball Standings and Statistics
Sept. 18, 2012
IRVING, Texas -
Rice defeated its cross-town rivals Houston 3-0 to open C-USA play at Tudor Fieldhouse. Rice (8-7, 1-0 C-USA) hit .277 during the match, while holding Houston (1-10, 0-1 C-USA) to a -.036 mark. Daniela Arenas set a career-high with 22 digs, posting her third straight 20+ dig effort. Megan Murphy added in 35 assists and 12 digs to post her third straight double-double. Murphy is the three-time reigning C-USA Setter of the Week. Murphy needs 37 more assists to reach 2,000 for her career. Nancy Cole led all players with 10 kills on .444 (10K-2E-18TA) hitting with four blocks in the match. Laurie McNamara and Tyler Jenkins each contributed nine kills.
Leading the way offensively for Houston was senior Stephanie Nwachukwu with five kills, while Cougar attack leader and captain Katie Norris and classmate Chandace Tryon each had three. Sophomore setter Caitlin Ogletree paced the squad with 10 assists, while senior Abby Simmons added seven. Defensively, Houston libero Olivia O'Dell made 12 digs, while junior Meredith Ware totaled nine.
Two-time defending C-USA champion Tulsa plays host to SMU Wednesday night at 7 p.m. inside the Reynolds Center in Tulsa, Okla.
RECENT RESULTS at Rice 3, Houston 0
Tue., Sept. 18
UPCOMING MATCHESHouston at Rice (C-USADN) 7 p.m.
Tue., Sept. 18
Wed., Sept. 19SMU at Tulsa (C-USADN) 7 p.m.
Fri., Sept. 21East Carolina at SMU (C-USADN) 7 p.m.
Houston at UAB (C-USADN) 7 p.m.
Marshall at Tulsa (C-USADN) 7 p.m.
Rice at Memphis (C-USADN) 7 p.m.
Tulane at Southern Miss (C-USADN) 7 p.m.
UTEP at UCF (C-USADN) 6 p.m.
Sun., Sept. 23East Carolina at Tulsa (C-USADN) 1 p.m.
Houston at Memphis (C-USADN) 1 p.m.
Marshall at SMU (C-USADN) 1 p.m.
Rice at UAB (C-USADN) 1 p.m.
Southern Miss at UTEP (C-USADN) 1 p.m.
UCF at Tulane (C-USADN) 1 p.m.
- C-USA Matches