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PREVIEW: Cougars Completing Regular Season vs. Austin Peay, Murray State

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Complete Match Notes

SIUE (9-17, 8-6 OVC) vs. Austin Peay 23-4 (12-2 OVC)
Fri., Nov. 9 - 6 p.m.
Series: Austin Peay leads 12-8

SIUE (9-17, 8-6 OVC) vs. Murray State 17-9 (11-3 OVC)
Sat., Nov. 10 - 2 p.m.
Series: Murray State leads 16-3

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WEEKEND PROMOTIONS: On Friday, it's 90s Day. Fans and students we encourage you to wear your best 90s themed attire and throwbacks to the match. A group from the Beverly Farms Foundation will be in attendance to support the Cougars. On Saturday, SIUE celebrates Sami Knight, playing in her final home match at the Vadalabene Center.
LAST TIME OUT: SIUE defeated UT Martin in four sets on the road for its second road OVC victory of the season.
BACK-TO-BACK AWARD WINNER: Hope Everett was named the OVC Newcomer of the Week two consecutive weeks (Oct. 19-27). 
PREVIOUSLY VS. AUSTIN PEAY: The Governors defeated the Cougars in four sets (10/6). Dylynn Otte led SIUE with 16 kills. Cecily Gable powered the Governors with 24 kills.
PREVIOUSLY VS. MURRAY STATE: SIUE was held to 32 kills in a three-set loss at Murray State (10/5). Rachel McDonald had nine kills for SIUE while Rachel Giustino led Murray State with 17 kills.
GOING FIVE: SIUE is 2-0 this season in five-set matches.
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.
OVC DIGGING: SIUE leads the OVC in digs per set at 17.57 (overall) and in conference-only matches (18.77).
PREVIEWING AUSTIN PEAY: The league-leading Governors lead the OVC in hitting percentage (.234), kills per set (13.72) and assists per set (12.82). Logan Carger is Austin Peay's top hitter with a .314 hitting percentage this season.
PREVIEWING MURRAY STATE: Murray State enters the weekend with the OVC's longest winning streak at 11 matches. Giustino leads OVC hitters with 4.02 kills per set.
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.
ON THE BLOCK: Everett leads the Cougars in blocks with 14 solo blocks and 62 block assists (0.97 blocks per set). She is ranked fourth in the OVC.
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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EIU Tops Cougars
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