Posted: Oct 10, 2019
SIUE (7-9, 2-2 OVC)
vs. UT Martin (1-11, 0-2 OVC)
Fri., Oct. 11, 6 p.m.
vs. Southeast Missouri (11-7, 3-1 OVC)
Sat., Oct. 12, 2 p.m.
LAST TIMEOUT: SIUE picked up their first two conference wins of the season by defeating Eastern Illinois and Tennessee State.
DIG THIS: Jordyn Klein recorded a career high of 31 digs in the team's win over Eastern Illinois. She also set the record for most digs in a three-set match. The previous record of 27 digs was set in 2000 and then later tied in 2004.
COUGARS BLOCK PARTY: The team is ranked third in the OVC in total blocks with 138. The Cougars are averaging 2.19 blocks per set on the season. Individually, Annie Ellis is sixth in the OVC with 65 total blocks.
SERIES STUFF: SIUE leads the series 12-8 against UT Martin and Southeast Missouri. The last meeting between SIUE and UT Martin was on November 13, 2018, when SIUE pulled away with a 3-1 victory. The Cougars last meeting with Southeast Missouri was on November 2, 2018 when SIUE fell short 3-1.
PREVIEWING THE SKYHAWKS: The Skyhawks are 5-13 on the season and 1-3 in OVC play. The team is coming off a loss against Austin Peay, 3-1. Leading the Skyhawks is Ginta Mackeviciute with 144 kills and a .262 hitting percentage. Jessica Reynolds has also been a contributor to the team with 142 kills. Defensively for the Skyhawks, Justine Walker has a total of 82 blocks.
PREVIEWING THE REDHAWKS: The Redhawks are 11-7 on the season and are 3-1 in OVC play. The team is coming off 3-0 win against Murray State. The Redhawks are led by Laney Mallory who has 215 kills on the season and is averaging 3.12 kills per set. Other contributors include Annie Wehrheim who has 164 kills and a .224 hitting average and Maggie Adams who has 61 blocks and averaged 1.07 blocks per set. The Redhawks have tallied 117 aces on the season.
HOME SCHEDULE: The Cougars have five home matches left incuding Jacksonville State, Tennessee Tech, Belmont, Southeast Missouri and UT Martin.
HEAD COACH KENDALL PAULUS: Coach Paulus is in her third season as SIUE's head volleyball coach. She currently has an overall coaching record of 37-36, with a record of 21-13 in the OVC.