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PREVIEW: Volleyball Heads to IUPUI Tourney


Tournament Notes

IUPUI Hampton Inn Invitational
Aug. 31 - vs. Northern Arizona, 3:30 p.m. CT
Sept. 1 - at IUPUI, 11 a.m. CT
Sept. 1 - vs. Western Michigan, 3:30 p.m. CT

Live Stats:
Live Video: None

SECOND OF FOUR: This is the second of four tournaments for the Cougars. SIUE started the season in Fort Worth, Texas, at the Cowtown Classic. Next week SIUE travels to Kansas City, Missouri. In two weeks, the Cougars begin the home season with the Cougar Classic.
NEVER HAVE WE EVER: This the first meeting between SIUE and all three of its opponents for this tournament.
ALL-TOURNAMENT: Redshirt freshman Hope Everett was named to the All-Tournament team at the Cowtown Classic. She hit .255 and led the Cougars with 11 blocks. The Cougar middle blocker also was tied for the team lead in kills for the weekend with 21.
ON POINT: Junior Dylynn Otte tied Everett for the team lead in kills last weekend with 21.
THAT'S AN ACE: Mallory Nicholson, who had more than 20 service aces last season, recorded four in the opening weekend. SIUE had 10 service aces against UAB.
HOME SCHEDULE: SIUE has 11 home matches on the schedule this season beginning with the Cougar Classic Sept. 14-15 against Northern Kentucky, Louisiana Tech and Oral Roberts.
STILL AT HOME: SIUE's home Ohio Valley Conference schedule includes UT Martin, Southeast Missouri, Morehead State, Eastern Kentucky, Eastern Illinois, Tennessee State, Austin Peay and Murray State.
AROUND THE COUNTRY: SIUE has players on the roster from nine states: Arkansas, California, Colorado, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Missouri and Texas.
NEWCOMERS: SIUE has a handful of new faces on the 2018 roster, including freshmen Ellen LeMasters (Greenwood, Indiana), Grace Hurst (McCordsville, Indiana), Hannah Bagley (Superior, Colorado), Savannah Christian (Washington, Missouri), and Leila Manaois (Glendale, California). Hope Everett (Norris City, Illinois) sat out last season and will be a redshirt freshman this season.
HALL OF FAME: Former SIUE All-American Heather (Bonde) Ohlau (2002-05) was recently named to the SIUE Athletics Hall of Fame. She will be inducted Oct. 13. Bonde is No. 1 all-time at SIUE in hitting percentage at .324 and was an All-American in both 2004 (honorable mention) and 2005 (third team).
HEAD COACH KENDALL PAULUS: Coach Paulus is in her second season as head coach and eighth season at SIUE, having previously worked as an assistant coach. Paulus broke the school record for wins by a first-year head coach with 23.

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November 9, 2018 Governors Down Cougars
Gamecocks Thwart SIUE
October 13, 2018 Gamecocks Thwart SIUE
Murray State Upends Cougars
October 5, 2018 Murray State Upends Cougars
Cougars Down SEMO in Four Sets
September 29, 2018 Cougars Down SEMO in Four Sets
Cougars Win OVC Home Opener
September 28, 2018 Cougars Win OVC Home Opener
SIUE Sweeps Belmont
September 22, 2018 SIUE Sweeps Belmont
EIU Tops Cougars
September 19, 2018 EIU Tops Cougars
September 14, 2018 NKU Downs SIUE
Providence, UMKC Down Cougars
September 7, 2018 Providence, UMKC Down Cougars
Cougars Open IUPUI Tourney
August 31, 2018 Cougars Open IUPUI Tourney
Cougars Drop Season Opener
August 24, 2018 Cougars Drop Season Opener