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Nov. 9, 2000

The Golden Hurricane will have five of its last seven matches in the friendly confines of the Donald W. Reynolds Center.

UMKC will be come to Tulsa on Thursday for a non-conference match with TU. The Kangaroos are led by senior Julie Mohrfeld. The middle hitter averages 4.06 kills per game with a .259 hitting percentage. Freshman setter Sarah Lively averages 11.91 assists per game. UMKC defeated TU in the championship match of last season's Dr. Tom Cairns Hurricane Classic, 3-0. Tulsa still owns a 7-6 advantage in the overall series.

On Friday, the Wahine of Hawai'i bring their No. 1 ranking to town for a 7 p.m., WAC match. Hawai'i has been the top-ranked team in the country according to Volleyball Magazine for the past four weeks. The Wahine have swept 11 of their 12 conference matches and are currently on a 21-game winning streak. Hawai'I has not lost a conference match since the 1998 season.

Tulsa hosts Nevada on Saturday for another 7 p.m. WAC contest. The Wolfpack is a first-year member of the WAC after finishing second in the Big West Conference last season. Nevada is 12-11 on the season, but 9-4 in WAC play. The Wolfpack swept Tulsa on October 11 (15-1, 15-12, 16-14) when the two teams played in Reno, Nev. The match will be only the fifth time Tulsa has played Nevada, with NU winning the four previous matches.

The Hurricane close out the home season, the following week with matches against Fresno State on Nov. 17 and San Jose State on Nov. 18.