Complete Match Notes
Series vs. Eastern Kentucky | Series vs. Morehead State
SIUE (14-4, 4-2 OVC)
at Eastern Kentucky (7-13, 5-1 OVC)
10/13, 5 pm CT
SIUE (14-4, 4-2 OVC)
vs. Morehead State (10-9, 1-5 OVC)
10/14, 1 pm CT
SCOUTING EASTERN KENTUCKY: The Colonels are on a four-match winning streak after handing Austin Peay its first OVC loss of the season. Celina Sanks leads EKU and is 10th in the OVC in points per set (3.38).
SCOUTING MOREHEAD STATE: The Eagles have lost three straight heading into the weekend. Jessie Wachtman is third in the OVC in hitting percentage (.329). Freshman Lauren Rokey is eighth in the OVC in points per set (3.58).
OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK: Taylor Joens earned her third OVC Offensive Player of the Week honor after recording 26 kills, a .444 attack percentage, three aces and 10 blocks in wins over UT Martin and Southeast Missouri.
GOING FIVE: SIUE has not lost an OVC match in less than five sets since Oct. 31, 2015, when Southeast Missouri defeated the Cougars in three sets.
NCAA TOP 100 RANKINGS (AS OF 10/10)
Service Aces: Samantha Knight 23rd/30
Hitting Percentage: Taylor Joens 24th/.398
Aces Per Set: Samantha Knight 38th/0.43
Total Digs: Katie Shashack 90th/302
Total Blocks: Taylor Joens 91st/74
NO. 10 NATIONALLY: SIUE leads the OVC and is ranked 10th nationally in digs per set (17.87).
ACE STREAK: Knight has recorded a service ace in each of her last seven matches and leads the OVC in service aces per set (0.43). Her season high is four against Georgia State and Seattle.
TOP FIVE: Libero Katie Shashack passed the 300-dig mark for the season last week. She currently sits at fifth all-time in career digs with 1,347. No. 4 is Kim Gilman (1996-99) with 1,416.
1,000 KILLS: SIUE outside hitter Ashley Witt became the 10th player in school history to record 1,000 career kills and currently is eighth all-time with 1,043.
OFFENSE, DEFENSE: SIUE leads the OVC in hitting percentage (.229) and in opponent hitting percentage (.157). SIUE is second in the OVC in assists per set (12.49) and kills per set (13.47).
TOURNAMENT CHAMPS: SIUE won two tournaments this fall, sweeping Toledo, Fort Wayne and Quinnipiac at the Fort Wayne Invitational as well as Seattle, Montana and UIC at the Cougar Invite.
ACTING HEAD COACH KENDALL PAULUS: This is Coach Paulus' first season as head coach and seventh season at SIUE, having previously worked as an assistant coach.
November 29, 2017 Cougars Bow Out of the NIVC
November 28, 2017 PREVIEW: Cougars Open Play in NIVC
November 26, 2017 32-Team Field Announced for NIVC
November 21, 2017 SIUE Volleyball Accepts Bid To NIVC
November 17, 2017 SIUE Volleyball Adds Four Signees
November 16, 2017 SIUE Ousted From OVC Tournament
November 15, 2017 PREVIEW: Cougars Set for OVC Tournament
November 15, 2017 Joens, Witt Named All-OVC
November 11, 2017 SIUE Volleyball Earns No. 2 Seed
November 10, 2017 Cougars Top Redhawks in Five Sets
November 9, 2017 Cougars To Close Out Regular Season
November 8, 2017 SIUE Athletics Remains Tops in Academics
November 6, 2017 Shashack Named OVC Defensive Player of the Week
November 6, 2017 Paulus Named Permanent SIUE Head Volleyball Coach
November 4, 2017 Balanced Offense Topples Tigers
November 3, 2017 PREVIEW: SIUE Faces Tennessee State Saturday
November 1, 2017 SIUE Sweeps Eastern Illinois
October 31, 2017 PREVIEW: Cougars Face Off Against EIU
October 28, 2017 Governors Top Cougars in Five Sets
October 27, 2017 Cougars Outlast Racers in Five Sets
October 26, 2017 PREVIEW: SIUE Faces Key Weekend Matchups
October 21, 2017 SIUE Sweeps Tennessee Tech
October 20, 2017 Cougars Ground Jacksonville State
October 19, 2017 PREVIEW: SIUE Opens Five-Match Homestand
October 14, 2017 SIUE Volleyball Extends Winning Streak
October 13, 2017 Cougars Capture Road Win at EKU
October 12, 2017 PREVIEW: Road Battle Awaits Cougars
October 10, 2017 Prairie Farms Student-Athlete of the Week
October 9, 2017 Joens Named OVC Offensive Player of the Week
October 7, 2017 Cougars Down SEMO in Four Sets
October 6, 2017 SIUE Defeats UT Martin in Four Sets
October 5, 2017 PREVIEW: Homecoming Volleyball Matches Set
September 30, 2017 Cougars Top Belmont in Five Sets
September 29, 2017 PREVIEW: SIUE Opens Home OVC Schedule
September 27, 2017 SIUE Volleyball Dispatches EIU
September 26, 2017 PREVIEW: Cougars Travels to Eastern Illinois
September 23, 2017 Cougars Fall to Racers in Five Sets
September 22, 2017 SIUE Volleyball Drops OVC Opener
September 21, 2017 PREVIEW: SIUE Opens Up OVC Play
September 19, 2017 SIUE's Joens Named AVCA National Player of the Week
September 18, 2017 Joens Repeats as OVC Offensive Player of the Week
September 16, 2017 SIUE Wins Cougar Invite
September 15, 2017 SIUE Triumphs in Cougar Invite Opener
September 14, 2017 PREVIEW: SIUE Volleyball - Cougar Invite
September 11, 2017 Joens Named OVC Volleyball Player of the Week
September 9, 2017 SIUE Sweeps Georgia State
September 9, 2017 SIUE Sweeps Georgia State, Jackson State
September 8, 2017 Cougars Drop Tournament Opener
September 7, 2017 PREVIEW: Cougars Head to Scenic City Showdown
September 2, 2017 Cougars Take First Loss of Season
September 2, 2017 SIUE Volleyball Improves to 5-1
September 1, 2017 Cougars Open Classic With Four-Set Win
August 31, 2017 PREVIEW: SIUE - Cougar Classic
August 26, 2017 Cougars Down Fort Wayne
August 26, 2017 SIUE Volleyball Wins Fort Wayne Invitational
August 25, 2017 Cougars Prevail in Season Opener
August 24, 2017 Depth Reigns For SIUE Volleyball
August 15, 2017 Joens, Scott Named Preseason All-OVC
August 9, 2017 OVC Academic Medal of Honor Recipients Announced
July 24, 2017 SIUE Volleyball Earns AVCA Academic Honor
June 26, 2017 SIUE Volleyball Adds Nicholson to 2017 Roster
June 19, 2017 Johnson Tapped as Head Coach at Illinois State
May 15, 2017 SIUE Volleyball Announces 2017 Schedule