CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. – Mallory Nicholson closed out SIUE's first volleyball match Saturday at the Scenic City Showdown with a pair of service aces as the Cougars blanked Georgia State 25-11, 25-21, 25-20 at Mclellan Gymnasium.
SIUE, 6-2, completes the Scenic City Showdown at 3:30 p.m. with a match against Jackson State.
Joens and Ashley Witt tied for the team lead in kills with 13.
Witt set a new career high for hitting percentage in a match at .542 with no errors on 24 attacks. Joens hit .357 for the match.
SIUE's serving also proved to be a problem for Georgia State, which fell to 3-6. Knight collected a career-high four service aces. Joens and Nicholson finished with two each.
Crystal Lee paced Georgia State with 10 kills.
As a team, SIUE hit a season-best .336. The Cougars completed the match with a season-low nine attack errors.