Posted: Oct 23, 2018
Complete Match Notes
SIUE (6-16, 5-5 OVC) vs. Eastern Illinois (9-16, 4-6 OVC)
Wed., Oct. 24 - 6 p.m.
Series: Eastern Illinois leads 11-8
LAST TIME OUT: SIUE completed a weekend sweep with four-set victories over Morehead State and Tennessee State.
AWARD WINNER: Hope Everett was named the Ohio Valley Conference Newcomer of the Week after recording 24 kills this past weekend.
WEDNESDAY'S PROMOTIONS: Wednesday is Green Dot Awareness Night. Green Dot is a program used to train people about sexual assault and domestic violence on college campuses as well as primary and secondary schools and communities. We would like to invite those affected by sexual assault and domestic violence out to show we are here to support them and help raise awareness for the cause.
SATURDAY'S PROMOTIONS: Saturday is Halloween Costume Day as well as Faculty Appreciation Day. All students and fans are all encouraged to wear Halloween costumes to the match to create some extra fun in the Vadalabene Center. We also are inviting all faculty and staff out for Faculty Appreciation Day. All faculty and staff as well as one guest will receive free admission and each additional guest can receive the special group rate price of $3.
GETTING IT DONE AT HOME: SIUE is 5-2 this season at home as well as 17-4 under Head Coach Kendall Paulus.
AN ASSIST ON THE PLAY: In OVC-only matches, SIUE leads the league in assists with 13.37 per set.
PREVIEWING THE PANTHERS: Like SIUE, EIU swept Eastern Kentucky and Morehead State last weekend. Laurel Bailey leads the offense with 3.01 kills per set as well as 0.30 service aces per set.
PREVIEWING THE TIGERS: The Tigers are powered by setter Laken Te'O who has recorded 12 double-doubles and 9.33 assists per set. Julia Pierson is the top hitter with a .228 hitting percentage and 3.38 kills per set.
FLYING SOLO: Mallory Nicholson is the lone player to have appeared in all 78 sets this season.
HOME SWEET HOME: SIUE has four of its last six OVC matches at the Vadalabene Center. The top eight eight in the OVC standings qualify for the league tournament to be hald at the site of the No. 1 seed.
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.