Wichita State (16-5, 9-2) vs. UNI (19-6, 10-1) - 7 p.m.Sat., Oct. 27, 2012
Wichita State (16-5, 9-2) vs. Bradley (8-14, 2-9) - 7 p.m.
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Date: Oct. 26-27, 2012
First Serve: 7, 7 p.m. CST
Location: Wichita, Kan.
Arena: Charles Koch Arena
Radio: 103.7 KEYN FM
Talent: Mike Kennedy
Series: UNI leads WSU 46-11-1; WSU leads BU 34-18
Scouting Northern Iowa
The Panthers are 19-6 overall and 10-1 in the Missouri Valley Conference. UNI is coming off of wins over Illinois State and Indiana State over the weekend. Wins this season have come against Pittsburgh, George Washington, Boston College, Mississippi State, Wake Forest, Marquette, Northern Illinois, Bradley, Long Beach State, Illinois State twice, Indiana State twice, Missouri State, Wichita State, Drake, South Dakota State, Evansville and Southern Illinois. Losses have come against No. 9 Purdue, No. 5 USC, No. 18 Iowa State, No. 23 Michigan, Arkansas State and Creighton. UNI is led by Megan Lehman who averages 3.25 kills per set. Molly Turk averages 11.38 assists per set, while Candice Burke averages 5.28 digs per set. As a team, the Panthers are hitting .237 while holding opponents to a .168 clip. UNI is led by 13th-year head coach Bobbi Petersen.
Last Meeting vs. UNI
The last meeting between the two teams was Sept. 29, 2012, in Cedar Falls, Iowa. The Panthers won 3-1 by scores of 26-28, 25-11, 25-18 and 25-16. Emily Adney led the Shockers with 15 kills, while Chelsey Feekin had 32 assists and Kelsey Banwart had 15 digs.
Series History vs. the Panthers
UNI leads the overall series with the Shockers 46-11-1. The Panthers also lead the series in Wichita 20-5. WSU head coach Chris Lamb is 10-19 overall against the Panthers and 4-8 in Wichita. UNI has won the last nine meetings against the Shockers.
The Braves are 8-14 overall and 2-9 in the Missouri Valley Conference and are coming off of a loss to Illinois State and a win over Indiana State over the weekend. Wins this season have come against Elon, NC Central, Winthrop, Milwaukee, East Carolina, South Dakota State, Evansville and Indiana State. Losses have come against Western Michigan, Saint Louis, Green Bay, Northern Iowa, Northern Illinois, Arkansas State, Indiana State, Illinois State twice, Wichita State, Missouri State, Drake, Creighton and Southern Illinois. BU is led by Alise Tupuritis who is averaging 2.87 kills per set. Madison Kamp averages 9.17 assists per set while Lauren Zerante averages 4.55 digs per set. The Braves are hitting .188 as a team while holding opponents to a .224 clip. BU is led by second-year head coach Jenny Maurer.
Last Meeting vs. BU
The last meeting between the two teams was Sept. 28, 2012, in Peoria, Ill. The Shockers won 3-1 by scores of 20-25, 25-13, 25-16 and 25-18. Emily Adney led the Shockers with 14 kills, while Chelsey Feekin had 37 assists and Jackie Church had 24 digs.
Series History vs. the Braves
Wichita State leads the overall series with the Braves 34-18. WSU leads the series in Wichita 18-6. WSU head coach Chris Lamb is 20-6 overall against the Braves and 10-2 in Wichita. The Shockers have won the last 19 meetings overall.
Feekin Named MVC Player-of-the-Week
Wichita State volleyball student-athlete Chelsey Feekin has been named the Missouri Valley Conference Player-of-the-Week for the period of Oct. 15-21.
Feekin, a junior setter from Papillion, Neb., led the Shockers to a 2-0 record last week including road wins at Southern Illinois and Evansville. She averaged 2.38 kills, 10.88 assists, 2.50 digs and 0.88 blocks per set while hitting .382. She also guided the Shockers to a .286 team hitting percentage on the weekend.
In the four-set win at fourth-place SIU, Feekin had seven kills, a career-high 49 assists, 10 digs and four blocks, while hitting .400 in the match. She also guided the Shockers to a .372 team hitting percentage.
In the four-set win at Evansville, Feekin had her second triple-double of the season as she recorded 12 kills, 38 assists, 10 digs and three blocks while hitting .368. Feekin, who has led the nation in hitting percentage the last two weeks, tied her career-high with the 12 kills. With her second triple-double, she became just the second player in Shocker history to record more than one career triple-double.
It is the second Player-of-the-Week honor of her career.
Defensive Player of the Week - Jackie Church helped the Shockers to a 2-0 week with wins at Southern Illinois and Evansville. She averaged 5.00 digs and 1.00 assist per set in the two matches. In the four-set win at fourth-place SIU, Church had a team-high 16 digs along with one kill and one assist. In the four-set win at Evansville, she had a match-high 24 digs and a career-high seven assists.
Freshman of the Week - Ashlyn Driskill helped the Shockers to a 2-0 record last week including road wins at Southern Illinois and Evansville. She averaged 2.62 kills, 0.50 aces, 0.88 digs and 0.12 blocks per set, while hitting .241 on the left side. In the four-set win at fourth-place SIU, she had 13 kills and two digs, while hitting a career-best .379 on the left side. In the four-set win at Evansville, she had eight kills, five digs, one block and a career-high four service aces.
Shocks in the Top 100; Feekin First in Hitting Percentage
The NCAA released its seventh statistical report of the season on Oct. 22. Chelsey Feekin is first in the nation in hitting percentage, while Ashley Andrade is 94th in hitting percentage and Jackie Church is 97th in digs per set. The Shockers are ranked 41st in the nation in hitting percentage, 74th in assists per set, 75th in aces per set and 53rd in kills per set.
Shocks in the RPI
The NCAA released its fourth RPI report of the season on Oct. 22. The Shockers are 36th. WSU is 6-4 against the top 100 with wins over Oklahoma (21), Auburn (65), Colorado State (39), Southern Illinois twice (77) and Illinois State (99) and losses to BYU (15), Creighton (34), Tennessee (16) and UNI (46).
Shocks Ranked in Attendance
In the seventh attendance report released by the NCAA, Wichita State is ranked 11th. The Shockers are averaging 2,480 fans per match. National leader Hawaii averages 6,749 fans per match.
Another Triple-Double for Feekin
Junior setter Chelsey Feekin recorded her second triple-double of the season in a four-set win at Evansville on Oct. 20. It was just the ninth triple-double in Shocker history and Feekin becomes just the second player to record more than one. She joins Terri Brown who had two triple-doubles in her career. Feekin is the first player in Shocker history to have more than one triple-double in the same season.
Adney Has Eighth-Career 20-Kill Match
Senior outside hitter Emily Adney had her eighth career 20-kill match on Oct. 19 at Southern Illinois. She totaled 21 kills on 35 swings in the four-set win with just three errors for a .514 hitting percentage, which was a career-high for her in her 20-kill matches. It was her second 20-kill match of the season as she had 22 against Illinois State on Oct. 5.
Lamb Reaches 100 Wins on the Road
Head coach Chris Lamb recorded his 100th-career road victory on Friday at Southern Illinois. Lamb is now 101-57 in career road matches and 79-36 in Valley road matches.
First Half of MVC Play
Wichita State finished the first half of Missouri Valley Conference play with a 7-2 record. The only two losses came on the road at co-leaders Northern Iowa and Creighton. The Shockers will have five home matches in the second half of Valley play including matches with UNI, Creighton, Drake, Bradley and Missouri State.
Feekin Keeps Rolling
Chelsey Feekin continued her impressive streak at the net this week. She has had at least four kills in each match this year and has hit .350 or better in 17 of 21 matches this season.
Seniors Emily Adney and Jackie Church lead the Shockers in service aces as Church has 21 and Adney has 27. Adney has had an ace in 16 of 21 matches this season, while Church has had one in 14 of 21 matches. As a team, the Shockers have 113 aces this season and have had at least three in 19 of 21 matches. WSU had a season-high nine aces at Bradley on Sept. 28.
Adney Reaches 1,000
Senior outside hitter Emily Adney had 25 kills the weekend of Sept. 21-22 to become the 11th player in Shocker history with 1,000 career kills. She now has 1,136 for her career and needs 63 more to move into seventh-place on the all-time Shocker kills list.