SIUE vs. Illinois State
September 7, 2010
Vadalabene Center, 7 p.m.
TODAY'S OPPONENT: This is the third-ever meeting between the Cougars and the Redbirds. Illinois State has won both previous meetings. The Redbirds won in three sets last season and in four sets two seasons ago.
TOURNAMENT VICTORY: SIUE is coming off its first tournament victory in the Division I era. SIUE won the Drury Inn ISU Classic on the campus of Indiana State University this past weekend. The Cougars lost to Indiana State in five sets but came back for a four-set win over Montana State and a three-set sweep over Western Carolina. With SIUE, Indiana State, and Montana State all finishing with a 2-1 record, SIUE was handed the tournament's first-place finish with tiebreaker rules in effect.
AIMING FOR 1,000: Sydney Winslow needs 77 kills to become the seventh player in school history to record 1,000 kills.
ALL-TOURNAMENT: SIUE had three players listed in the All-Tournament team at the Drury Inn ISU Classic. Sydney Winslow was named the tournament Most Valuable Player after hitting .341 with 40 kills. Freshmen Lexi Cibuka and Kelsey Augustine also were named All-Tournament.
HIT IT HARD: Augustine took over the tops in hitting percentage among regular hitters. In 12 sets, she has a .472 hitting percentage with 11 blocks.
LIBERO MOVES: Karie Downing, who started last season as a middle hitter and moved to outside hitter by the end of the 2009 season, is now the team's libero. She is averaging a team-leading 4.14 digs per set.
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.siue.edu/tv/.