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PREVIEW: SIUE Travels to Southeast Missouri, UT Martin

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Complete Match Notes

SIUE (8-16, 7-5 OVC) vs. Southeast Missouri (14-11, 6-6 OVC)
Fri., Nov. 2 - 6:30 p.m.
Series: SIUE leads 12-7

SIUE (8-16, 7-5 OVC) vs. UT Martin (12-14, 5-7 OVC)
Sat., Nov. 3 - 2 p.m.
Series: SIUE leads 11-8

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LAST TIME OUT: SIUE won its fourth straight match and moved into fourth place in the Ohio Valley Conference standings with a four-set win over Tennessee State.
BACK-TO-BACK AWARD WINNER: Hope Everett was named the OVC Newcomer of the Week for the second consecutive week. She recorded 34 kills and a .391 hitting percentage in wins over Eastern Illinois and Tennessee State. 
PREVIOUSLY VS. SOUTHEAST MISSOURI: SIUE defeated Southeast Missouri in four sets (9/29). Rachel McDonald led four SIUE players in double figures kills with 19.
PREVIOUSLY VS. UT MARTIN: McDonald was named OVC Player of the Week after she completed the Southeast Missouri-UT Martin weekend with a .320 hitting percentage and 43 kills. SIUE bested UT Martin in four sets.
BEST IN THE OVC: McDonald now has the top two matches in the OVC in kills with 30 against EIU and 24 (tied) against UT Martin.
DIG IT: SIUE's defense set a record for the Division I era with 112 digs against EIU. SIUE libero Jordyn Klein set a new career high with 29 digs.
PREVIEWING SOUTHEAST MISSOURI: Redhawks setter Claire Ochs is fifth in the OVC in assists per set (10.04). The Redhawks have lost their last three matches.
PREVIEWING UT MARTIN: The Skyhawks fell to league-leading Austin Peay and Murray State last weekend. UT Martin's Hannah Phillips is eighth among hitters with a .283 hitting percentage in league play.
GETTING IT DONE AT HOME: SIUE is 7-2 this season at home as well as 19-4 under Head Coach Kendall Paulus. The Cougars are 6-0 in OVC home matches.
AN ASSIST ON THE PLAY: In OVC-only matches, SIUE leads the league in assists with 13.43 per set.
GOING FIVE: SIUE is 2-0 this season in five-set matches.
ON THE BLOCK: Everett leads the Cougars in blocks with 10 solo blocks and 54 block assists. She is ranked sixth in the OVC.
FLYING SOLO: Mallory Nicholson is the lone player to have appeared in all 87 sets this season.
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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