Women's Volleyball

Quicklinks

Denver Hosts Pioneer Classic to Open Home Schedule

Aug. 31, 2016

 Pioneer Classic
 Date & Time  Friday, Sept. 2 at 6 p.m. MT / Saturday, Sept. 3 at 12 & 7:30 p.m. MT
 Location  Hamilton Gymnasium (Denver, Colo.)
 Live Stats vs [20] Loyola Marymount  GameTracker
 Live Stats vs Montana State  GameTracker
 Live Stats vs Utah State  GameTracker
 TV vs [20] Loyola Marymount / Utah State  Altitude
 Live Stream vs [20] Loyola Marymount  Pioneer Vision
 Live Stream vs Utah State  Pioneer Vision
  Tickets  Buy Tickets
 Facebook  /DenverPioneers   |   /Denver Volleyball
 Game Info   Denver Game Notes (.pdf)  |   Denver Media Guide (.pdf)   |  Summit League    |    [20] Loyola Marymount    |    Montana State    |    Utah State
 Twitter  @DU_Pioneers   |   @DU_Volleyball   |    #DUGameDay, #DU1NATION

AZTEC INVITATIONAL
• The Pioneers visited San Diego to compete in the Aztec Invitational and came away with a 2-1 record
• DU lost to [RV] Michigan State in three sets, defeated Marist in three sets, and defeated host San Diego State in five sets to claim second place

ALL-TOURNEY TOPS
Nola Basey and Ruth Okoye both made the All-Tournament team after their stellar performances
• Basey finished with 21 kills in three contests in San Diego, to go with 23 digs, and five service aces
• Okoye led with a blistering .417 hitting percentage on 18 kills and led the team with 13 total blocks, two solo and 11 assists

THE FIRST
• First-year head coach Tom Hogan claimed his first victory at the helm of the program after the win against the Marist Red Foxes

ATTACK OF THE PIONEERS
• Basey is one of three Pioneers with over 20 kills, led by the duo of Becca Latham and Kayla Principato with 25 apiece
• Latham owns a 2.27 k/s average to go with a .228 hitting mark on 57 attempts
• Principato’s kill total is coupled with a .270 mark and a 2.27 k/s average on 63 attempts
Emma Willis sits second on the team with a .316 hitting mark with eight kills in 19 attempts
• DU is hitting .218 as a team while holding opponents to a .172 mark

MAY I BE OF SOME ASSISTANCE?
Piyusha Boteju and Monique Domme have split setter duties in the first three contests for Denver
• Boteju leads the way with 57 assists for a 5.18 a/s average in 11 sets
• Domme is close behind with 51 assists at 4.64 per set in 11 sets

WELCOME TO THE BLOCK PARTY
• Okoye leads the team with her 13 total blocks while Principato is the second Pioneer with double digit figures at 11 block assists
• Willis is close behind with nine block assists and Latham rounds out the quartet with five block assists
• Denver is out-blocking their opponents with 22.5 total (41 assists, two solo) compared to 22.0 blocks from the opposition (36 assists, four solo)

DIGGING FOR GOLD
• Four Pioneers have recorded at least 20 digs on the season so far in addition to Basey’s 23
• Boteju and Cassidy Rooke each lead the way with 26, both owning a 2.36 d/s rate
• Domme is the other DU member on the list with exactly 20 digs on the year

ACE UP THE SLEEVE
• Denver has nearly doubled their opponent’s service ace total at 22 to 12
Olivia Novotny has kept a torrid pace on the year with seven aces at 0.64 per set, putting her 43rd in the nation in service aces
• After Basey’s five aces, Boteju sits third with four while Willis and Domme each have three

VIP MEMBERS ONLY
Moni Corrujedo became the 14th member of the 1000 kill club after her first in the opening set against San Diego State
• Corrujedo currently owns 1007 kills in her career and is on pace to break the top 10 by season’s end

KEEPING UP THE PACE
• Other DU members who are on pace to reach a major career milestone during this season:
• Basey can reach 1000 kills by season’s end at her current pace of 1.91 per set
• Boteju can become a member of the 1000 assist club by October at her current pace of 5.18 per set
• Domme can also reach the 1000 assist plateau by the end of September at her current pace of 4.64 per set
• Okoye can break the 300 total blocks barrier by October at her current pace of 1.18 per set
• Rooke can eclipse 1000 digs by October at her current pace of 2.36 per set
 

 

#DU1NATION

Twitter

  • Loading Tweets...
    1 second ago

Instagram

Facebook