DENTON, Texas (9/18/07) The North Texas volleyball team will be looking for a little payback against Stephen F. Austin tonight at 7 p.m. at the Mean Green Volleyball Center.
The Ladyjacks, who knocked off the Mean Green in three games last season, own a five-match win streak over North Texas that spans back to 1995 when the two were Southland Conference opponents.
But North Texas is coming off a 2-1 weekend at the Tulsa Invitational and is looking to carry that momentum into tonight’s match against SFA, which has won seven of its last eight.
After tonight’s match, the Mean Green dives into conference play against UALR and Arkansas State this weekend at the Mean Green Volleyball Center.
What To Watch For Tonight
Jessica Hulsebosch was named the Sun Belt Conference’s Defensive Player of the Week for her accolades at the Tulsa Invitational. In a trio of three-game matches, the senior racked up three 20-dig performances - tops by an NT player this year anchoring the Mean Green defense.
Brooke Engel currently ranks ninth in the country with .86 service aces per game. The senior led the nation in 2006 with a school-record .98 average, and is at the top of her game at the moment.
Erica Wendell has been filling up the stat sheets with her stellar blocking performances. The senior now holds the team lead with 49 on the year - 21 more than she had all of last year. Wendell needs only 20 more blocks to move into 10th all-time in career blocks in program history.