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PREVIEW: SIUE Volleyball - Cougar Invite

PREVIEW: SIUE Volleyball - Cougar Invite

Complete Match Notes
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NOTE: CODE RED WEEKEND … The first 40 fans attending SIUE's match vs. UIC and wearing red will receive a free tumbler.


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.

OVC PLAYER OF THE WEEK: Taylor Joens was selected as the Ohio Valley Conference Player of the Week after recording 40 kills over the last three matches with a hitting percentage of .369.

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.

PRESEASON All-OVC: Taylor Joens and Jackie Scott were named preseason all-OVC by a vote of the league's head coaches and sports information directors.

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).

Cougars Bow Out of the NIVC
November 29, 2017 Cougars Bow Out of the NIVC
Joens, Witt Named All-OVC
November 15, 2017 Joens, Witt Named All-OVC
SIUE Sweeps Eastern Illinois
November 1, 2017 SIUE Sweeps Eastern Illinois
SIUE Sweeps Tennessee Tech
October 21, 2017 SIUE Sweeps Tennessee Tech
SIUE Volleyball Dispatches EIU
September 27, 2017 SIUE Volleyball Dispatches EIU
September 21, 2017 PREVIEW: SIUE Opens Up OVC Play
SIUE Wins Cougar Invite
September 16, 2017 SIUE Wins Cougar Invite
SIUE Sweeps Georgia State
September 9, 2017 SIUE Sweeps Georgia State
Cougars Drop Tournament Opener
September 8, 2017 Cougars Drop Tournament Opener
Cougars Down Fort Wayne
August 26, 2017 Cougars Down Fort Wayne