LAST TIME OUT: SIUE picked up two Ohio Valley Conference wins, sweeping Eastern Illinois, 3-0 and Belmont, 3-1.
DUBTOBER: The Cougars went 6-2 in the month of October. All six wins were conference wins.
DIG THIS: Jordyn Klein recorded her 1000th career dig against Eastern Illinois.
ONE SHINING MOMENT: Dylynn Otte, Mallory Nicholson, Madison McKinley and Kiana Fields will play their last home match at First Community Arena at the Vadalabene Center this weekend. The seniors will be recognized prior to the match against UT Martin.
SERIES STUFF: SIUE leads the series against both Southeast Missouri and UT Martin 13-8. The last meeting between SIUE and SEMO was on October 12, 2019, when the Cougars came away with the 3-2 victory. The last meeting between these SIUE and UT Martin was on October 11, 2019, when the Cougars came away with the 3-0 sweep.
PREVIEWING THE REDHAWKS: The Redhawks are 19-9 on the season and 11-3 in OVC play. The team is coming off a 3-1 loss against Murray State. Leading the Redhawks is Laney Malloy with 328 kills and 42 aces. Maggie Adams has also been a contributor to the team with 104 total blocks. Claire Ochs has tallied 1009 assists for the Redhawks, while Annie Wehrheim has contributed 239 kills.
PREVIEWING THE SKYHAWKS: The Skyhawks are 11-18 on the season and are 7-7 in OVC play. The team is coming off 3-2 win against Murray State. The Skyhawks are led by Logan Wallick with 270 kills and Ginta Mackeviciute who has 252 kills and 92 total blocks. Also for the team, Justine Walker has 139 blocks on the season. The Skyhawks will take on Eastern Illinois prior to the match against SIUE.
ON THE BLOCK: SIUE is second in the OVC in blocks with 234 while averaging 2.27 blocks per set.
HEAD COACH KENDALL PAULUS: Coach Paulus is in her third season as SIUE's head volleyball coach. She has an overall coaching record of 43-38, with a record of 27-15 in the OVC.