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Down to One Week in Regular Season

Andrea Voss
Andrea Voss

October 29, 2001


         Some coaches call it crunch time. Coach Todd Gober is calling it controlling one's own fate.
         The SIUE volleyball team can finish as high as No. 2 in the GLVC or as low as No. 5 after conference matches this week at Indianapolis on Friday and Northern Kentucky on Saturday. With Northern Kentucky standing firm with the best conference record at 12-0, Southern Indiana (10-3), SIUE (10-3), Lewis (8-4) and Indianapolis (8-4) all are within one game of each other in the loss column in league records.
         SIUE, 18-11 overall, is tied with Southern Indiana in the Green Division for the best record. The top three teams in each division of the 11-team conference and the next two best records advance to the GLVC Tournament. The seeds for the tournament on Nov 2-4 at top-seeded Northern Kentucky will be based upon conference record.
         The Cougars also have an opportunity to reach the 20-win plateau. SIUE faces non-conference opponent Drury in Springfield, Mo., on Tuesday and then heads off to meet Indianapolis and Northern Kentucky.
         "Twenty wins wasn't something I envisoned at the beginning of the season," Gober said.
         Andrea Voss (St. Rose) continues to lead the Cougars. She has a .280 hitting percentage and leads the team in kills per game (3.37) and blocks per game (1.23).
         -siue-