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Volleyball Heads to Morehead State and EKU This Weekend
The Redhawks close out their road schedule this weekend at Morehead State and EKU

Volleyball Heads to Morehead State and EKU This Weekend

Match Notes

CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo- The Redhawks hit the road for a pair of Ohio Valley Conference matches. The Redhawks will first visit the  2011 OVC Regular Season Champions Morehead State Eagles Friday evening at 6 p.m., CT. Southeast will then head to Richmond, Ky. to take on EKU in a pivotal OVC match at 1 p.m., CT.
 
Earlier This Season Against Morehead State
Southeast Missouri dropped a hard fought 3-1 decision against Morehead State Oct. 15th at Houck Fieldhouse. Scores of the match were 20-25, 30-28, 28-30, 16-25 as the Eagles snapped the Redhawks five game winning streak at home.
 
Earlier This Season Against Eastern Kentucky
Sophomore Colleen Yarber had a career-high 18 kills in the Redhawks 3-1 (13-25,25-21,26-24,25-20) win over Eastern Kentucky on Oct. 14th at Houck Fieldhouse. Junior Brittney Kalinoski added 13 kills for Southeast. Sophomore Berkley Idel returned to the libero position for the first time since the season opener and added a team-high 19 digs.
 
Double-Double Trouble
Sophomore Julie Shives of Grove City, Ohio is a double-double machine for the Redhawks this season. Shives has recorded 16 double-doubles this season in 22 games. She has recorded double-doubles in 13 of 15 OVC games this season. Earlier this season against Murray State Shives recorded a triple-double with 10 kills, 10 digs and 46 assists. 
 
Force in the Middle
Sophomore Emily Coon recorded a career-high 16 kills against Morehead State on Oct. 15th. Coon had a career-high 10 blocks against Austin Peay on Oct. 7th, she finished the week with 23 blocks. The Imperial, Mo. native leads the OVC in blocking during conference games averaging 1.25 per set.
 
ON A Roll
Sophomores Colleen Yarber and Berkley Idel have been on a roll since being inserted in the starting lineup for the Redhawks. Yarber is averaging 3.76 kills in the last six matches to lead the Redhawks. Yarber had a career-high 18 kills against EKU on Oct. 14th. Berkley Idel has stabalized the libero position since her return to the starting lineup, Idel is averaging 4.96 digs in the last six matches with a 119 total digs. Idel had a career-high 28 digs against Tennessee Tech on Oct 21st.
 
The Dig on Morehead State

The Eagles come into the weekend with a 20-6 overall record and a 15-1 record in the Ohio Valley Conference. MSU defeated EKU on Tuesday evening to clinch the OVC Regular Season Crown.

Morehead State leads the OVC in hitting percentage at .219. The Eagles are averaging 14.33 kills per set also leading the OVC. Morehead State is leading the OVC in assists per set at 13.40.

Defensively, The Eagles are the leader in the OVC in opponent hitting percentage at .152. MSU ranks second in the OVC in blocking averaging 1.91 per set. The Eagles also rank fourth in the OVC in digs per set at 16.61.

Morehead State is led by Ellie Roberson who leads the OVC in kills at 4.10 per set as she has recorded 373 kills. Aryon Bohannon is eighth in the OVC in kills at 3.12 per frame. Setter Caitlin Clark leads the OVC in assists at 11.34 per set. Laura McDermott is third in the OVC in blocks averaging 0.99 per set. Leslie Schellhaas is second in the OVC in digs at 5.29 per frame.
 
The Dig on Eastern Kentucky
The Colonels come into the weekend sporting a record of 13-14 overall and a 8-8 record in the Ohio Valley Conference. Eastern Kentucky dropped a 3-1 decision 25-27, 25-22, 25-20, 25-16 Tuesday evening.
           
The Colonels rank ninth in the OVC in hitting percentage at .174. They rank tenth in the OVC in kills averaging 11.81 per set. EKU also ranks tenth in the OVC in assists at 11.01 per frame.
           
Defensively, Eastern Kentucky ranks ninth in the OVC in digs at 14.50 per set. The Colonels rank seventh in the OVC in blocks at 1.64 per set. EKU ranks fourth in the OVC in opponent hitting percentage at .199.
           
The Colonels are led by Abbey Cvelbar who leads the OVC in hitting percentage at .332. The freshman has 145 kills on the season. Ashley Edmond leads EKU in kills with 341 on the season averaging 3.34 per frame ranking fourth in the OVC. Deana Ott is sixth in the OVC in digs at 4.66 per frame to pace the EKU defense.
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