Volleyball Prepares to Face Arkansas State
Sept. 6, 2004
CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. -
The Southeast Missouri State women's volleyball team looks to bounce back from a tough opening week of the 2004 season. Southeast (0-4) will attempt to notch their first win of the season against Arkansas State (4-0).
Southeast lost all three of their matches at the Active Ankle Classic in Muncie, Ind. this pass weekend. All three losses were decided in three games as Southeast struggled offensively. For the season Southeast is only hitting .107 percent.
Jessica Koeper (Jackson, MO/Jackson) has had an impressive start for the season. She has recorded double-doubles in three of Southeast's first four games. She leads the team in kills per game (3.43 kpg) and is second in digs (4.43 dpg). Jill Miller (Muncie, IN/Muncie Central) has two double-doubles this season and is second behind Koeper in kills (3.29 kpg). Miller had the team-high high 19 kills against Southwest Missouri State.
Jamie Baumstark (Hermann, MO/Herman) leads the team in assists, averaging 8.64 per game. She leads the team in aces with six.
Defensively, Southeast is led by Lauren Scannell (Belleville, IL/Southwestern Illinois College) and Brenna Schlader (Columbia, MO/Hickman). Scannell leads the team in digs with 4.93 per game and she has two matches in which she has recorded 20 or more digs (24 vs. SMS/22 vs. Albany). Schlader leads the team in blocks with 13 total blocks.
Southeast is hoping that the friendly confines of Houck Fieldhouse will lead to a victory. That victory will not come easy as they face an undefeated Lady Indians team. The Lady Indians won the ASU/American State Bank Classic this pass weekend. They defeated Austin Peay, 3-0 in the championship game of their own tournament.
Giedre Tarnauskaite was named Tournament MVP, tallying 4.15 kills per game and 3.46 digs per game, including a 22 dig and 22 kill performance against Stephen F. Austin.
Caitlyn Mitchell and Pip Soulsby were also named to the All-Tournament team for the Lady Indians.
Arkansas State leads the all-time series 15-21.
The match is set for Tuesday, September 7 in Houck Fieldhouse at 7:00 PM.