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PREVIEW: SIUE Welcomes Morehead State, Eastern Kentucky

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Complete Match Notes

SIUE 4-16 (3-5 OVC) vs. Morehead State (16-5, 7-1 OVC)
Fri., Oct. 19, 6 p.m.

SIUE 4-16 (3-5 OVC) vs. Eastern Kentucky (3-17, 2-6 OVC)
Sat., Oct. 20, 2 p.m.

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LAST TIME OUT: SIUE completed a four-match road trip with a loss at Jacksonville State. Annie Ellis led the Cougars with seven kills.
WEEKEND PROMOTIONS: On Friday, it is Salute to Service with all Metro East area military, police, fire, and EMS workers receiving free admission with I.D. badge or mention of working in department. Service members will receive up to four free tickets and pay $3 group rate for each additional guest. All SIUE Student Organizations and Fraternities and Sororities are welcome to the match and can set up tabling at match to market their organization.
DIG PINK: All cancer survivors and one additional guest can receive free admission to Saturday's match. Each person who wears pink can receive the group rate price of $3. There will be a pink volleyball raffle of which proceeds will be given to the Side-Out Foundation.
BALANCED OFFENSE: SIUE has five players with 100 or more kills this season, led by 194 from Rachel McDonald.
AN ASSIST ON THE PLAY: In OVC-only matches, SIUE leads the league in assists with 13.37 per set.
PREVIEWING THE EAGLES: Morehead State leads the league in OVC-only matches with a .167 opponent hitting percentage while being second in hitting percentage at .231. Jessie Wachtman leads the OVC overall with a .319 hitting percentage.
PREVIEWING THE COLONELS: Eastern Kentucky 's Cassie Knutson is ninth overall in points per set (3.51). The Colonels enter the weekend looking to break a six-match losing streak.
HOME SWEET HOME: SIUE has six of its last eight OVC matches at the Vadalabene Center, including the next four.
KEYS TO VICTORY: In all four of SIUE's wins this season, the Cougars collected more kills and digs than its opponents as well as posted a better hitting percentage.
AROUND THE COUNTRY: SIUE has players on the roster from nine states: Arkansas, California, Colorado, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Missouri and Texas.
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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