GREENSBORO, N.C. – UNCG volleyball will be looking to tie its best start to a season in the past two-plus decades this Tuesday, as the Spartans face off with visiting Duke inside Fleming Gym. UNCG's 5-1 record to begin the season is its best since 2010, while an additional victory over the Blue Devils would tie the program's best start to a campaign since going 7-0 in 1994.
Where: Fleming Gym | Greensboro, N.C.
When: Tuesday, September 10 | 6:30 p.m.
Five Facts To Know
-- The Spartans went 3-0 in Arlington, Texas last weekend, defeating Southern University, Incarnate Word and UT-Arlington 3-0, 3-1 and 3-2 respectively
-- Freshman setter Gabriela McHugh recorded a career-high 57 assists against UIW, the most of any Southern Conference player this year
-- Emily Keilen collected 37 kills in the Spartans' doubleheader with the Cardinals and UTA, putting up a career-high of 20 against the latter
-- Keilen, Holly Behrends and Maria Esch all earned Maverick Classic All-Tournament honors, with the three hitters combining for 55 kills against Incarnate Word
-- UNCG's match against the hosting Mavericks was its first in 2019 to go a full five sets. Coach Carlin's side fought back from down 2-1, to take the final two sets of the night 25-23 and 15-13
-- A win on Tuesday night would mark the Spartans' first regular season victory over the Blue Devils
-- This week's match will be just the second meeting between the two to be held in Greensboro
The Blue Devils
-- After taking back-to-back losses to Michigan State and No. 1 Stanford, the Blue Devils are currently on a four-match winning streak after wins over Charlotte, Wofford, UNCW and App State
-- Duke's last three wins came in the self-hosted Duke Invitational, where the Blue Devils dropped just two sets over the course of the weekend
Upcoming For The Spartans
UNCG gets back on the road for its second straight weekend tournament road trip, competing against William & Mary, Georgetown and Iona in the Colonial Classic in Williamsburg, Va. this Friday and Saturday.
50 Years of UNCG Volleyball
The 2019 season will be a special one for the program, as UNCG volleyball is celebrating its 50th anniversary. The program will be hosting a special celebration during the weekend of Friday, Oct. 18 and Saturday, Oct. 19. The weekend will include an alumni vs. alumni match, a program history celebration luncheon and recognition of several distinguished alumni from the program’s past.
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