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SIUE Volleyball

Complete Match Notes
Series vs. Southeast Missouri
Series vs. UT Martin

SIUE (21-5, 11-3 OVC)
at Southeast Missouri (10-18, 5-9 OVC)
11/10, 6:30 pm CT

SIUE (21-5, 11-3 OVC)
at UT Martin (11-16, 5-9 OVC)
11/11, 6:30 pm CT

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SCOUTING SOUTHEAST MISSOURI: The Redhawks lead the Ohio Valley Conference in blocks per set (2.34). Nzingha Clarke is the OVC's top hitter (.378 hitting percentage) and blocker (1.27 blocks per set). Krissa Gearring is ninth in the OVC in points per set (3.54).
SCOUTING UT MARTIN: Brooke Gyori is ranked third in the OVC in digs per set (4.50). Jemima Idemudia leads the Skyhawks with a .292 hitting percentage (ranked 8th in the OVC) and 1.25 blocks per set (ranked third in the OVC).
OVC TOURNAMENT: Both Southeast Missouri and UT Martin are battling for the eighth spot in next week's tournament field.
SERIES RECORD: SIUE has won each of the last three meetings against both Southeast Missouri and UT Martin, including matches earlier this season at the Vadalabene Center. Both were four-set matches.
NCAA TOP 100 RANKINGS (AS OF 10/30)
Service Aces: Samantha Knight 56th/36
Hitting Percentage: Taylor Joens 66th/.358
Aces Per Set: Samantha Knight 94th/0.36
Total Digs: Katie Shashack 98th/435
GOING FIVE: SIUE has not lost an OVC match in less than five sets since Oct. 31, 2015, when SEMO defeated the Cougars in three sets.
THIRD SET: SIUE is 17-0 this season when winning the third set.
TOP 20: SIUE is ranked No. 1 in the OVC and 17th nationally with 17.60 digs per set
RPI TIME: SIUE is second in the OVC in the RPI at 83, trailing only league leading Austin Peay (57).
CAREER RANKINGS
Katie Shashack: Digs 3rd/1,480
Ashley Witt: Attack attempts 3rd/3,120
Katie Shashack: Digs per set 6th/3.52
Samantha Knight: Assists 8th/1,217
Ashley Witt: Kills 8th/1,130
Samantha Knight: Assists per set 8th/5.58
Carley Ramich: Block assists 9th/256
Ashley Witt: Points 10th/1,270.5
Katie Shashack: Assists per set 10th/0.90
HEAD COACH KENDALL PAULUS: Coach Paulus had the "acting" tag removed from her title earlier this week. This is Coach Paulus' first season as head coach and seventh season at SIUE, having previously worked as an assistant coach. The most wins by a first-year head coach is 22 by Joe Fisher during the 1999 season.

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