UConn Volleyball

Volleyball: UConn has a second chance at Cincinnati, ECU

Volleyball: UConn has a second chance at Cincinnati, ECU

This weekend, the Huskies go on the road again, initiating a second round of American Athletic Conference matches against two teams that have already defeated them. On Friday, UConn will again take the stage against ECU. On Sunday, the team will revisit its history with Cincinnati. Both opponents won 3-0, holding off UConn from taking a single set earlier this fall. 

Volleyball: Wichita State, Tulsa at UConn’s door this Halloweekend 

Volleyball: Wichita State, Tulsa at UConn’s door this Halloweekend 

This Halloweekend, the UConn women’s volleyball team returns to Gampel Pavilion to battle Wichita State Friday and Tulsa Sunday. UConn is currently halfway through its season in the American Athletic Conference. Having lost their last five matches, the Huskies have a good chance to end their losing streak Friday and a more challenging matchup Sunday. 

 Volleyball: Huskies and their conference record go south 

 Volleyball: Huskies and their conference record go south 

This weekend, the UConn women’s volleyball team took two more losses on the road at Memphis and SMU. While the Friday match in Memphis went to five sets, SMU swept the Sunday match. Coming off of three 0-3 losses at home against Tulane, Cincinnati and ECU, the Huskies have now lost the past five games in a row, giving them a record of 2-6 in the American Athletic Conference at the halfway point of the regular conference season. 

Volleyball: UConn faces a challenging visit from Cincinnati, ECU 

Volleyball: UConn faces a challenging visit from Cincinnati, ECU 

The UConn women’s volleyball team is preparing to host Cincinnati Friday and East Carolina Sunday as it continues its American Athletic Conference season journey. Currently carrying a conference record of two wins and two losses, the Huskies will compete at Gampel Pavilion in an attempt to tip the balance toward victory. 

Volleyball: Huskies triumphant over Owls, swept under Green Wave

Volleyball: Huskies triumphant over Owls, swept under Green Wave

This weekend, the UConn volleyball team continued its American Athletic Conference journey on the road versus Temple University and at home versus Tulane University. With a 3-1 win against Temple and a 0-3 loss to Tulane, the Huskies continue to balance victories and defeats on their season’s record. 

Volleyball: Conference season begins with ups and downs in Florida 

Volleyball: Conference season begins with ups and downs in Florida 

Following its sweep of last week’s Dog Pound Challenge, the UConn women’s volleyball team traveled to Florida to commence its series of conference matches in The American Athletic Conference. The Huskies finished the weekend with two different experiences to reflect on: A 0-3 loss against UCF and a 3-0 win against USF.  

Volleyball: Huskies sweep Dog Pound Challenge in weekend of exciting matchups 

Volleyball: Huskies sweep Dog Pound Challenge in weekend of exciting matchups 

The UConn women’s volleyball team went three-for-three at the Dog Pound Challenge in Gampel Pavilion this weekend, but it was no easy sweep for the Huskies. Coming off a string of three 0-3 matches on the road one week earlier, the team brought a fighting spirit that would not relent amidst lost sets or point deficits. 

Dog Pound Challenge up next for UConn Volleyball

Dog Pound Challenge up next for UConn Volleyball

Gampel Pavilion will be the site of the fifth annual Dog Pound Challenge at the University of Connecticut. The UConn women’s volleyball team will kick off the tournament against Holy Cross in the first and only game scheduled for Thursday evening. Dartmouth and Providence will also be attendees at the tournament.  

Kennadie Jake-Turner takes an active role on and off the court

Kennadie Jake-Turner takes an active role on and off the court

Kennadie Jake-Turner just doesn’t feel right unless she’s busy. 14 credits of class, 20 hours of practice and eight hours of NCAA-mandated studying a week and it still gives her too much free time to fill.

“I’ve never been just a volleyball player, I’ve always done all these different things at home so I wanted to get involved,” Jake-Turner said.

The Foundation of UConn Volleyball: Elizabeth Kline and Emma Turner

The Foundation of UConn Volleyball: Elizabeth Kline and Emma Turner

“Their work ethic is the greatest on the team,” said assist coach Matt Scott. “They are constantly pushing to not only get more out of the team, but also knowing when the right moment is to put their arm around someone and pick them and their spirits up.” 

Top Husky performances over break

Top Husky performances over break

While you were back home or wherever relaxing on break and stuffing yourself on Thanksgiving, a lot of UConn athletes were still hard at work. Several feasted last week, just in a different way. Here are some of the Huskies who had exemplar showings last week.