|NOTE: CODE RED WEEKEND … The first 40 fans attending SIUE's match vs. UIC and wearing red will receive a free tumbler.|
COMPLETE TOURNAMENT SCHEDULE
Friday, Sept. 15
Seattle (home) vs. Montana, 11 a.m.
Montana (home) vs. UIC, 3:30 p.m.
SIUE (home) vs. Seattle, 6 p.m.
Saturday, Sept. 16
SIUE (home) vs. Montana, 11 a.m.
UIC (home) vs. Seattle, 1 p.m.
SIUE (home) vs. UIC, 6 p.m.
FAST START: SIUE is off to its best start of the Division I era with a 7-2 record. The Cougars are coming off a pair of three-set sweeps against Georgia State and Jackson State at the Scenic City Showdown in Chattanooga, Tennessee.
ALL-TOURNAMENT: Outside hitter Ashley Witt and libero Katie Shashack were named to the All-Tournament team at the Scenic City Showdown. Witt averaged 3.33 kills per set with a .333 hitting percentage. Shashack averaged 5.00 digs per set.
CONFERENCE PICK: SIUE was picked to finish third in the league's preseason poll. The Cougars received two first-place votes.
SECOND SET: SIUE is 7-0 this season when winning the second set.
SCOUTING SEATTLE: Katarina Marinkovic paces Seattle with 3.97 kills per set. Setter Shae Harris is averaging 9.92 assists per set.
SCOUTING MONTANA: Mykaela Hammer leads the Grizzlies with 3.17 kills per set. Cassie Laramee and Missy Huddleston also average better than two kills per set.
SCOUTING UIC: The Flames are hitting .211 as a team led by Ali Witt at .332. Kyisha Hunt is the team leader in killer per set at 3.56.
ACTING HEAD COACH KENDALL PAULUS: This is Coach Kendall Paulus' first season as head coach and seventh season at SIUE, having previously worked as an assistant coach.
COMING UP: The Cougars begin OVC play with road contests at Austin Peay (Sept. 22), Murray State (Sept. 23) and Eastern Illinois (Sept. 27).