The Bearkats hope to improve their 6-4 record tomorrow at the Texas Christian University Horned Frog Invitational where they will take on TCU, Southern Methodist and the University of North Carolina.
Over the weekend the team traveled to Houston to take part in the Rice Owl Invitational. The team finished the tournament with an overall record of 2-1. They finished second in the four-team event.
“It was a great tournament for us,” Head Coach Brenda Grey said. “We are progressively getting better as a team and I have seen growth, which is really exciting.”
Junior outside hitter Jordyn Vaughn continued her hot streak at the Rice Invitational, while senior outside hitter Breanna Homer and sophomore outside hitter/middle blocker Amanda Gooch joined in on the success being named to the All-Tournament team.
The Bearkats have been putting up fight after fight against quality opponents and they are going to have to continue to fight as the Bearkats are facing teams this weekend that are all ranked among the top 100 in Division I.
Grey sees the upcoming opponents as something positive.
“The Rice Invitational was a good lead up to this week’s matches since we will be playing some pretty great ball clubs again,” Grey said. “We are looking at teams that are ranked higher than us, but I would rather play quality opponents that keep us focused.”
SMU took part in the North Carolina State Invitational over the weekend where they took first place by virtue of a sets-won tiebreaker. NC competed in the Big Ten Challenge where they went 1-1 and ended their six game wining streak against Minnesota and TCU participated in the Blue Jay Invitational. They also went 1-1.
The Bearkats will take on TCU in Fort Worth on Thursday at 6:30 p.m. The game can be viewed on Fox Sports South West. On Friday, they will take SMU at 11 a.m. and UNC at 3 p.m.