Panther volleyball heads to Hawkeye Invitational to wrap up a non-conference roster

Panther volleyball heads to Hawkeye Invitational to wrap up a non-conference roster

UNI volleyball vs. North Florida (Hawkeye Invitational)

  • 10 a.m. central time | September 16
  • Coralville, Iowa | Xtream Arena (5,100)
  • (Chris Kleinhans-Schulz: Play-by-Play)
  • Live stats

UNI volleyball vs. South Dakota (Hawkeye Invitational)

  • 4:30 PM CT | September 16
  • Coralville, Iowa | Xtream Arena (5,100)
  • 1540 KXEL (Chris Kleinhans-Schulz: Play-by-Play)
  • Live stats

UNI volleyball at Iowa (Hawkeye Invitational)

Cedar Falls, Iowa – UNI Volleyball wraps up the non-conference schedule beginning Friday night as the Panthers open play at the Hawkeye Invitational at Xtream Arena in Coralville. Purple and Gold play North Florida and South Dakota on Friday before facing Iowa on Saturday afternoon. Saturday’s game with the Hawkeyes will be a historic milestone for the Panthers, as they play their 1,600th game ever on the show.

The Panthers are entering the weekend after an impressive performance in a 3-1 win in Iowa on Tuesday night. Led by the season that killed 15 of Kira Valert And 13 kills from Emily HolterhousePanthers stuffed a hurricane attack game, bringing Iowa a hit rate of 108. Olivia Tgernagel She tied her career with 6 block assists in the win as UNI scored the 13th block best of the season. Tyler Alden He had 41 assists in the Panther win, while Sydney Petersen She scored 18 holes, making her her season’s best for the fourth time this year.

Ospreys North Florida

• Meeting for the first time since the 2008 FAU Invitational, the Panthers are looking to advance 2-0 in the Ospreys Series on Friday morning.
• UNI will play the Atlantic Sun Conference team for only the fourth time in the school’s history against UNF. The Panthers previously scored a one-for-one win against North Florida, Lipscombe and Liberty.
• Ospreys have struggled out of the gate with just one win in 8 games this season. UNF recently dropped 3 in a row to Troy, UAB and Auburn at the UAB Invitational.
• Mahalia White leads North Florida with 4.73 points per group, ranking first 40 in the country.
• The playoffs for the 2021 NVC Championship, North Florida, set a record 25-8 a year ago with a 12-4 mark against opponents in the conference.

South Dakota Jackrapets

• UNI is looking to remain undefeated against SDSU and achieve its 10th win in a row against the Jackrabbits in Friday’s late afternoon game.
• The Panthers 82-17-1 (.825) all-time against the Top League.
• SDSU has won 2 of its last 3 games, including a pair of victories over Samford and Nicholls State at the Gamecock Classic last weekend in Jacksonville.
• Crystal Burk leads the Jackrabbits with a total of 153 kills per season, ranking him 13th in the country.
• The Jackrabbits set a record 19-12 a year ago, with a 10-8 mark against the top league. SDSU reached the semi-finals of the Summit League before relegating to South Dakota in five sets.


• The Panthers and Hawkeyes meet for the first time since 2005, with UNI in search of their first home win over Iowa since 2004. UNI is 10-10 in matches played in Iowa City/Coralville.
• The Hawkeyes have lost 5 of their last 6 games, including consecutive losses to Iowa State and Drake a week ago in the Cardinal and Gold Challenge at Ames.
• Iowa libero Marie Hinkle ranks 17th in the nation and first in the Big Ten Conference in fossils per group (5.14).
• The Hawkeyes struggled in 2021 with a 6-24 record, 4-16 mark against the Big Ten.

Panther Notes

Enga Roto She hasn’t missed a match during her UNI career, playing 132 consecutive matches since 2018. It’s 3 matches to join UNI’s top 10 list for most matches played.

• Ruto is currently on track to achieve the school’s record for most career matches played this fall, which is currently held by Jill Arganbright, Molly O’Brien (2000-2003) and Pepper Thomas and Kendall Sorge (2015-18) in 138 games.

• Rotto played in 482 career combinations with the Panthers, one set passing Michelle Burow (2008-11) for fourth place on UNI’s all-time list.

Emily Holterhouse He has appeared in 98 consecutive games since becoming Tiger in 2019.

• Holterhaus is 70 dead after reaching 1,000 in her three-year career.

Tyler Alden He scored 22 double careers, mostly among active UNI players. Emily Holterhouse Achieved 21 career doubles doubles, while Kira Valert 6 on her name.

• Alden has scored one triple-double for the Panthers this season against SEMO (11 kills, 34 assists, 10 holes). Her 5 doubles triples have tied for third place in the show’s history.

• Compete her last team season, Bailey Petersen She is 6 holes shy of earning a 900 in her career.

• With 11 aces this season, Sydney Petersen 7 Aces is less than 100 in her football career. Libero Panther recorded 82 aces in Texas from 2018 to 21.

• Coach Bobby Petersen He’s 4 vs 6 in this season’s video challenges.

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