PREVIEW: Cougars Return Home To Face Chicago State
Sept. 20, 2010
SIUE vs. Chicago State
Tuesday, Sept. 21
7 p.m. - Vadalabene Center
COMING IN: SIUE is on a three-match winning streak after sweeping through the Wofford Invitational. The Cougars defeated host Wofford in five sets, Stetson in three sets and USC Upstate in four sets.
All-TOURNAMENT: Sydney Winslow was named the tournament Most Valuable Player at the Wofford Invitational. It was her second tournament MVP of the season (also at the Drury Inn ISU Classic). SIUE setter Sammi Minton and libero Karie Downing also were named All-Tournament.
VS. CHICAGO STATE: SIUE has won both of its previous meetings with Chicago State.
AIMING FOR 1,000: Sydney Winslow needs 16 kills to become the seventh player in school history to record 1,000 kills.
COMING UP ON 200: SIUE Head Coach Todd Gober needs three wins for 200.
IDENTICAL HITTING PERCENTAGES: SIUE's hitting percentage is the same as its opponents (.198). SIUE, however, is averaging nearly two more kills per set than its opponents (12.95-11.0).
INCREASINGLY DEFENSIVE: Libero Karie Downing has a firm hold on the team's dig statistics with 4.20 per set. Next on the list is setter Sammi Minton at 2.50 per set.
WINSLOW LEADS HITTERS: With an outstanding weekend at Wofford, Winslow has taken over the team lead in hitting percentage (.308).
TRIPLE ACES: Downing, Winslow and Minton all lead the Cougars in service aces with 11 each.
NEXT UP: SIUE travels to Ohio Valley Conference opponents UT Martin for a Friday match and Murray State for a Saturday match.
LIVE AUDIO AND VIDEO: All SIUE regular season home contests will be broadcast live on WSIE FM 88.7 and with a live video feed online at www.siuetv.com.