Huskies Open 2022 With Arkansas Two-Step

August 24, 2022

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THIS WEEK IN HUSKY VOLLEYBALL

FRIDAY, AUGUST 26

#8 Washington at Arkansas, 5:00 pm PT

Fayetteville, Ark. • Barnhill Area

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SATURDAY, AUGUST 27

#8 Washington at Arkansas, 2:00 pm PT

Fayetteville, Ark. • Barnhill Area

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SEATTLE — The beginning of the 2022 season takes the Huskies into SEC territory this weekend. Washington, ranked No. 8 nationally to start its fall journey, will get two opening street challenges towards the College of Arkansas in Fayetteville. The primary match will begin this Friday, August 26, at 5 pm Pacific time and the next afternoon the groups will do it another time, at 2 pm Pacific. Each matches can be streamed by way of SEC Community+

The Dawgs head into the opener ranked No. 8 nationally by the AVCA after advancing to the Spherical of 16 for the fourth-straight 12 months and the ninth time up to now ten years in 2021. The Huskies are looking for a Twenty first-consecutive NCAA match bid, and in addition are the two-time defending Pac-12 Champions. Washington is led by eighth-year Head Coach Keegan Prepare dinner, who ranks within the top-10 in Pac-12 successful share historical past with a 178-45 mark.

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That is UW’s first time beginning the season with a real street match since 2016, and the primary time beginning on the street towards an SEC opponent since 1992, when the Huskies opened at LSU.

UW brings again a trio of fifth-year senior All-Individuals in setter Ella Might Powell, outdoors hitter Claire Hoffman, and center blocker Marin Grote. Versatile senior outdoors hitter Shannon Crenshaw, who additionally began within the Remaining 4 at libero, can be a giant piece, in addition to third-year outdoors hitters Madi Endsley and Emoni Bush. Fourth-year center Sophie Summers ought to step right into a full-time function, whereas sophomore Lauren Bays is coming off an All-Freshman Workforce season at libero. Redshirt freshmen Audra Wilmes and Molly Wilson may see their first official motion quickly, whereas UW has two true freshmen this fall in center blocker Elise Hani and defensive specialist Kate Morin.

The Razorbacks are coming off a 20-win season and had been picked to complete fourth within the SEC Preseason Coaches Ballot, which is their highest preseason rating since 2014. On the preseason All-SEC Workforce was senior outdoors hitter Jillian Gillen. Gillen has been an All-SEC performer every of her three years, and she or he got here in second within the SEC final 12 months in kills per set with 4.12. Arkansas was 10-8 within the SEC final 12 months, its second-straight successful report in convention. The crew hit .224 and held opponents to a .194 assault share. Arkansas averaged a powerful 1.61 aces per set. Washington and Arkansas have performed twice, however by no means in Fayetteville. Arkansas received the primary assembly in 1997 and the Huskies received the subsequent match, in 2004.

 

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