VOLLEYBALL PLAYS HOST TO ARIZONA STATE, WYOMING, HARVARD AT SECOND-ANNUAL HOLLY YOUNG INVITATIONAL

DURHAM, N.H. -- The University of New Hampshire volleyball team will play host to Wyoming, Harvard and Arizona State in the 2nd Annual Holly Young Invitational on Friday and Saturday, Sept. 18-19.

The action kicks off Friday night as Arizona States faces off against Harvard at 4:30 p.m. and continues into the evening as New Hampshire takes on the University of Wyoming at 7 p.m. The matches continue Saturday as Wyoming faces Arizona State at 10 a.m., followed by the Wildcats and Harvard at 12:30 p.m. and Wyoming and Harvard at 4:30 p.m. The final match of the weekend is UNH’s annual “Pack the Arena” night. The Wildcats square off against Pac-10 foe Arizona State at 7 p.m. UNH will attempt to break the previous attendance record of 2,415, which was set against another Pac-10 foe Stanford University on Sept. 6, 2005.

The Wildcats enter the tournament 3-7 overall, but are winners of two of the last three matches. Senior Lindsay Fogarty (Pleasanton, Calif.) leads UNH with 87 kills, an average of 2.64 kills per set. Arizona State is currently 7-2 overall and are led by Sarah Reeves who is averaging 4.04 kills and 2.11 digs per set. Wyoming is 6-3 entering the week, led by Barbara Lasic who is averaging 10.97 assists and 1.19 digs per set. As for Harvard, they enter the weekend 2-5 and are led by Anne Carroll Ingersoll who is averaging a team leading 2.71 kills per set.

The Holly Young Invitational, which is a long-standing tradition at UNH, was recently renamed to honor the memory of Holly Young. January 2008, Young, a former member of the volleyball program, lost her battle with Ewing’s Sarcoma, a rare form of bone cancer.

Tickets for this weekend's tournament and all UNH home matches are available online at www.UNHWildcats.com or for purchase at the Lundholm Gymnasium Box Office on the day of the event.

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