Sept. 19, 2007
The nationally-ranked Dayton Flyer volleyball team will carry the longest unbeaten streak in the nation into the start of Atlantic 10 Conference play this weekend at Frericks Center. On Friday, #18 Dayton (13-0) will meet Saint Louis in a rematch of last year's A-10 Championship Match at 7 p.m. ET. UD will then play host to Duquesne on Saturday at 5 p.m. ET.
The Flyers and Billikens will start the A-10 season where it left off in a rematch of the 2006 A-10 Championship Match won by Saint Louis in four games also at Frericks Center. Saint Louis was picked to win the A-10 West Division in the Preseason Coaches Poll while Dayton was slotted second. SLU enters with a 10-3 ledger including narrow losses at nationally-ranked LSU and Northwestern. UD is off to its best start in school history and looks to extend the second-longest winning streak in modern school history (now at 13 consecutive victories).
The UD-SLU volleyball match will kickoff "Rivalry Day" festivities on Friday. The Flyer women's soccer team will also host Xavier in its A-10 opener. A ticket purchased at either venue is good for both the volleyball and soccer matches. Also, students wishing to receive credit for attendance from Red Scare can get scanned at either venue. All fans are encouraged to arrive early and enter for the volleyball match through the front entrance.
During Friday's match, fans will have the opportunity to win FREE tickets to the "Celebration of Flyer Basketball" on Oct. 9 featuring Bob Knight, Jay Bilas, former UD head coach Don Donoher and many other. Also, students will be given the opportunity to win FREE "Dayton to Daytona" tickets.
On Saturday, Dayton will face Duquesne looking to extend a five-match winning streak and a 24-2 record overall against the Dukes. Duquesne takes a 7-6 record into their A-10 opener at Xavier on Friday night with four of their wins coming in five-game matches. The Dukes have not won 11 previous trips to Frericks Center, but enter this weekend ranked second in the Atlantic 10 Conference in digs per game (17.58 dpg).
Saturday's match against Duquesne is Civil Service Night at Frericks Center. All local police officers, firefighters, military, and UD's ROTC program will be honored during the game. They are encouraged to be in uniform, and all participants in attendance will be eligible for in-game promotions. All civil servants who arrive in uniform and their immediate family members will be admitted for just $1!
Both matches can be followed with Gametracker at www.DaytonFlyers.com. Also, the Saint Louis match on Friday will feature FREE live video streaming at www.DaytonFlyers.com.