Temple lost the first and third sets, which both took extra points, in its four-set loss to No. 24 Wichita State on Friday at McGonigle Hall.
The Owls nearly won the second-to-last point in the third set before eventually losing the frame in their four-set loss to the Shockers.
Wichita State is nationally ranked in its first year in The American and is coming off a win against then No. 8 Creighton University last weekend.
The Owls open play in The American Friday against first-year league foe and perennial power Wichita State.
The Owls hit for their lowest percentage since Sept. 1 in their four-set loss on Friday at Jake Nevin Field House.
Liberos Mia Heirakuji and Averi Salvador are from the same island.
Senior outside hitter Irem Asci had a double-double in Friday's win at McGonigle Hall.
Akiko Hatakeyama developed connections while playing professionally in Europe.
The Owls saw a mix of season highs and lows during three matches this weekend.
Janine Simmons played 17 games last year after starting 28 as a sophomore.