Teams: UC Davis vs. Long Beach State
Records: Aggies, 8-6 (0-1); 49ers, 10-2 (0-0)
Where: The Pavilion
When: Saturday at 7p.m.
Who to watch: Senior libero Avreeta Singh paces the Aggie backcourt, as the team averages 14.88 digs per game. Singh recently moved into fourth place all-time with 1201 career digs – only 62 away from breaking into the top three.
Did you know? The Aggies lead the Big West Conference with 744 digs, placing them 54 digs ahead of runner-up UC Riverside. The stellar defense has held opponents to a .188 hitting percentage, which is good for second in the conference.
Preview: This weekend UC Davis will take the court looking to earn its first Big West victory of the season.
At this point last year, the Aggies were 3-10 (0-2) en route to their 4-24 (1-15) showing a season ago. Despite last season’s woes, this year the team has rebounded to earn a second-place conference standing – behind only Saturday’s foe, the 49ers.
Leading Long Beach State is junior Brittney Herzog, who tops the conference with a .402 hitting percentage, which should test the Aggie defense.
What may also help the Aggies is the fact that the 49ers will be fresh off a matchup with Pacific University tonight. The Aggies, on the other hand, last competed on Wednesday – a 3-1 defeat at the hands of Pacific. The Aggies weren’t able to push themselves over the hump, losing the first two games by the narrow scores of 25-22 and 30-28.
Saturday will serve as a rebound match for the Aggies, as they look to get back on track and try to take down the front running 49ers.