With just two home matches remaining on the 2018 slate, WKU Volleyball will close out play from E.A. Diddle Arena this weekend with contests against FIU and Florida Atlantic. On Sunday, Lady Topper seniors Rachel Anderson and Mary Martin will be recognized prior to the match. From the time doors open through the end of both weekend tilts, WKU Athletics will have bone marrow donor registry tables set up to help find a match for Alyssa Cavanaugh.
Single match tickets for the contest will be $5 for adults and $3 for youth (12 and under). Fans can also opt for a season ticket package with 15 general admission tickets with the Flexible Ticket Package that can be used to attend the home games of his or her choice.
There will be free parking available in Parking Structure 2.
Friday – Big Red Rascals night: Rascals receive free admission for themselves and one friend when membership is shown at the door.
Sunday – Faith/Family day: Bring in your church bulletin or announcements and receive free admission.
BONE MARROW DONOR REGISTRY: SIGN UP
As former Lady Topper Volleyball All-American Alyssa Cavanaugh continues her battle with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (ALL), WKU Athletics has teamed up with Be The Match and the Cavanaugh family to host a Bone Marrow Donor registry event to find a donor for Alyssa.
Registry tables will be set up by every normal entrance used for each sport’s home events in Diddle Arena and will be ready for fans when gates open. The doors for the women’s basketball game and the two volleyball matches will open an hour out while the doors for Saturday’s event will open at 12:30 p.m. CT. Registry tables will stay open to sign up throughout the duration of each event.
Fans can use their phones to text “Cure154” to 61474 to begin the sign-up process. QR codes will also be posted that fans can scan. Additionally, laptops will be available for anyone that doesn’t have a smart phone in hand.
The online registration process takes less than 10 minutes. Once registered, a cheek swab kit will be sent to your address within 3-7 business days. When the kit arrives, swab the inside of your cheek and return it then sit back and wait to be called if you are a match.
LOOKING AT THE PANTHERS:
FIU enters Friday’s contest with a 14-10 reading on the season which includes a 6-4 mark in Conference USA matches. Last time out, the Panthers fell to Florida Atlantic in four sets from Boca Raton, Fla.
All of the common opponents between FIU and WKU are Conference USA squads.
FIU returns nine of 13 letterwinners in addition to returning a majority of its starters from last season’s 6-16 squad.
The Lady Toppers lead the all-time series with FIU 34-8 with the most recent meeting taking place in the 2017 regular season in Miami.
SCOUTING THE OWLS:
Winners of eight of their last 10 matches, Florida Atlantic is one of the hottest teams in the league right now and sits in second place in the standings entering the weekend. The Owls are 8-2 in C-USA action and own an 18-5 overall mark on the season.
Again, all common opponents between the Lady Toppers and Owls this season have come in the form of Conference USA opposition.
The Owls return 13-of-15 letterwinners from last year’s 18-9 campaign including all six starters plus their libero.
WKU leads the all-time series with FAU by a 22-0 reading. The last time the sides met was the 2017 regular season in Boca Raton when the Red and White claimed a five-set victory to open league play.
WKU Volleyball will wrap up regular season play with a trip south as the squad makes stops at UAB and Louisiana Tech on Thursday and Saturday.
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