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Sunday, November 18, 2018

Volleyball

Volleyball team plays host for weekend tournament


The Cougars are back home for the Houston Invitational this weekend with games slated against No.13 Florida State tonight, and a doubleheader against Oklahoma and No.17 Tennessee on Saturday.

Houston (1-2) is coming off a 3-0 loss to No.3 Texas Aug. 28 and hopes to carry some experience over from the Austin Invitational to the home opener against the Seminoles.

“We improved a lot at the Austin Invitational, I think that level of competition was a good starting point to figure out where we need to be,” head coach Molly Alvey said.

The Cougars play game two of the tournament Saturday afternoon against Big 12 opponent Oklahoma.

Saturday night the road doesn’t get any easier for UH, when they finish up with a showdown against SEC foe No.17 Tennessee.

Outside hitter Nikki Fowler has been on a tear as of late, posting 18 consecutive double-doubles to lead the Volunteers to a 3-0 start.

“Tennessee is a team that I’ve seen a lot over the past five years, I think Fowler’s been a nice player for them for three years,” Alvey said. “Good players get their kills and you just got to do what you can to best defend against them.”

Lucy Charuk leads the Cougars with 40 kills; Amanda Carson has 59 digs and Amber Brooks has 105 assists to pace Houston so far this season


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