ASU Volleyball to compete at Rice Invitational this weekend

SERVING IT UP: The volleyball Red Wolves (4-5) travel to Houston, Texas for the Rice Invitational II Sept. 17-18.  Rice will play host to Stephen F. Austin, Samford and Arkansas State.  Livestats will be available at
Friday, Sept. 17
Samford vs. SFA 10:30 a.m.
ASU vs. Rice 12:30 p.m.
SFA vs. ASU 5:00 p.m.
Samford vs. Rice 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, Sept. 18
ASU vs. Samford 1:00 p.m.
SFA vs. Rice 3:00 p.m.
THE RICE SERIES: This will mark the first meeting between the Red Wolves and Owls in volleyball.
THE SFA SERIES: SFA holds a 5-4 advantage in the all-time series against ASU.  The two teams last met in 2006 when the Ladyjacks swept the Red Wolves in the SFA Invitational.  A-State's last win was a five-set victory in the 2004 American State Bank Classic in Jonesboro.
THE SAMFORD SERIES: ASU leads the all-time series with Samford 4-1.  The Bulldogs won the last meeting 3-0 in 2008 at the UMKC Kangaroo Classic.  The Red Wolves' last victory was in 2001 when they topped the Bulldogs 3-1 at the University of Mississippi/Magnolia Invitational.