WACO, TX — The fifth-ranked Baylor volleyball team will open their home schedule by hosting the Hampton Inn & Suites Waco North Baylor Invitational Thursday through Saturday at the Ferrell Center.
BU will face Houston Thursday at 7 p.m. CT and then host (RV) Tennessee Saturday at 1 p.m. Saturday’s match is “Pack the House” Night, so all tickets are $1. Fans can purchase tickets online at www.BaylorBears.com/tickets [baylorbears.com] .
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WELCOME TO MY HOUSE
• Baylor volleyball will compete at home for the first time this season by hosting the Hampton Inn & Suites Waco North Baylor Invitational Thursday through Saturday at the Ferrell Center.
• The Bears are 5-0 on the season after neutral site wins over UCLA and then-No. 18 Creighton in Lincoln, Neb. at the Husker Invitational. Then, the Bears won the HotelRED Invitational last week after a neutral site win over Syracuse and a 3-1 upset over No. 4 Wisconsin in Madison, Wis.
• BU wrapped up its five-match road trip with a 3-0 sweep over No. 11 Marquette in Milwaukee on Sunday.
• BU will face Houston for the first time since 2013 and Tennessee for the first time since 2005.
• Under McGuyre, BU earned its highest-ranked road win in program history with a 3-1 victory over No. 4 Wisconsin in Madison last Friday.
• BU looks for the 6-0 start to the season for the first time since 2009 and first time under head coach Ryan McGuyre.
• BU is 25-3 in home non-conference matches under head coach Ryan McGuyre, going 6-1 last season.
HOME VS. ROAD SUCCESS
• Baylor was 7-4 on the road in 2018, including a season-best five-match win streak.
• BU is 44-17 all-time in home matches under head coach Ryan McGuyre.
• On the road, BU is 1-0 in three sets, 1-0 in four sets and 0-0 in five-set matches.
• Baylor is 2-2 in home openers under McGuyre, winning 3-1 against LSU last season.
• Baylor is 25-3 in home non-conference matches under McGuyre, going 6-1 in 2018.
• No. 17 Baylor volleyball posted its second consecutive road win over a ranked opponent with a
sweep of No. 11 Marquette Sunday at the Al McGuire Center in Milwaukee, 25-14, 27-25, 25-18.
• BU’s victory over the 11th-ranked Golden Eagles was the Bears’ second-straight ranked win for
the first time in program history after a 3-1 win at No. 4 Wisconsin last Friday.
• Yossiana Pressley surpassed 1,000 career kills after she led all players with 20 kills on a .444
attack efficiency. She heads into the next match with 1,008 as a Bear.
• The Baylor defense suffocated Marquette and posted a season-high 14.5 blocks. Stafford led with a season-high eight blocks and added 13 kills on a .522 clip.