Volleyball Looks to Avenge Early Conference Losses This Weekend
Oct. 7, 2004
CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. -
The Southeast Missouri State volleyball team will try to get their first Ohio Valley Conference victory of the season this weekend when they host Tennessee Tech on Friday night and Austin Peay Saturday afternoon. Both matches will be held at Houck Fieldhouse with the match against Tennessee Tech starting at 7:00 P.M. and the Austin Peay match at 2:00 P.M.
Southeast (1-12, 0-3 OVC) will look to avenge earlier conference loses to both schools. On September 24, Southeast lost a tough 3-2 match to the Lady Govs (5-10, 3-3 OVC). The following day they fell 3-1 in another close match to the Golden Eagles (5-10, 2-4 OVC). Southeast looks to reverse the results this time around and have shown signs of awaking from their recent struggles.
Last Friday they looked promising in their near-upset of Eastern Illinois, losing 3-1. In that game Southeast hit a season-high .237.
Jessica Koeper (Jackson, MO/Jackson) looks to continue her excellent play. She's coming off a career-high 25 kills against Eastern Illinois as she recorded her fifth double-double of the season.
Jamie Baumstark (Hermann, MO/Hermann) is also hot for the Otahks. She's topped the 50 assist plateau in three straight games and came one kill short of recording her first career tripe-double. She too has five double-doubles this season, albeit the assist/dig kind.
Jill Miller (Muncie, IN/Muncie Central) has recorded three straight double-doubles and has already recorded two double-doubles against this weekend's opponents. She's averaging 4.54 kills per game in conference games.
Lauren Scannell (Belleville, IL/Southwestern Illinois College) will attempt to keep her streak of 13-straight double-digit dig games alive after recording 13 versus Eastern Illinois.
Tennessee Tech is losers of their last three matches including a 3-0 loss versus Middle-Tennessee State on Wednesday. Tech is amongst the league leaders in blocks, averaging 2.07 per game. They are led by Laura Sidorowicz (September 20 OVC Offensive Player of the Week) and Anne Morrow. Each are averaging over 3.69 kills per game.
Austin Peay are losers of two of their last three games. The Lady Govs are well balanced offensively and defensively, among the league-leaders in digs and kills. Sarah Schramka is their primary offensive weapon averaging 3.51 kills per game.