Posted: Oct 24, 2019
SIUE (10-10, 3-2-3 OVC)
vs. Eastern Kentucky (7-15, 2-6 OVC)
Fri., Oct. 25, 5 p.m.
LAST TIMEOUT: SIUE split two home matches, defeating Jacksonville State 3-1 and falling to Tennessee Tech 3-1.
DIG THIS: Jordyn Klein recorded a career high 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 second in the OVC in total blocks with 174. The Cougars are averaging 2.20 blocks per set on the season. Individually, Annie Ellis is fifth in the OVC with 81 total blocks.
SERIES STUFF: SIUE leads the series 8-6 against Eastern Kentucky. The last meeting between these two teams was on October 20, 2018, when the Cougars came away with the 3-1 victory. Morehead State leads the overall series 7-6. The last meeting between these two teams was on October 19, 2018, when the Cougars defeated the Eagles 3-1. The Cougars have won the last six matches against Morehead State.
PREVIEWING THE COLONELS: The Colonels are 7-15 on the season and 2-6 in OVC play. The team is coming off a 3-0 loss against Southeast Missouri. Leading the Colonels is Abby Noll with 276 kills. Kaylin Johnson has also been a contributor to the team with 151 kills and 68 blocks.
PREVIEWING THE EAGLES: The Eagles are 15-6 on the season and are 6-2 in OVC play. The team is coming off 3-0 win against UT Martin. The Eagles are led by Olivia Lohmeler who has 371 kills on the season and Lauren Rokey who has 217 kills. The team is currently second in the OVC in service aces. The Eagles will take on Eastern Illinois prior to the match with SIUE.
HOME SCHEDULE: After this weekend, the Cougars have three home matches left incuding Belmont, Southeast Missouri and UT Martin.
HEAD COACH KENDALL PAULUS: Coach Paulus is in her third season as SIUE's head volleyball coach. She has an overall coaching record of 41-36, with a record of 25-13 in the OVC.