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Redhawks Celebrate Seniors With Sweep of Austin Peay
Southeast Missouri honored seniors Emily Coon, Berkley Idel, Julie Shives, and Colleen Yarber Saturday evening.

Redhawks Celebrate Seniors With Sweep of Austin Peay

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CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. – The Southeast Missouri volleyball team (15-15, 7-7 OVC) celebrated four seniors Saturday evening with a sweep of the Lady Govs of Austin Peay (11-20, 8-6 OVC).
 
"It was a great night for us. We came out ready to honor our seniors and everything was clicking for us tonight," said head coach Julie Yankus. "We stressed them out by serving and hitting very aggressively, forcing them into a lot of errors."
 
The Redhawks dominated the first set 25-15. Southeast opened an early lead and continued to build on that lead all the way to an opening stanza victory. Emily Coon and Colleen Yarber each tallied three kills on the set. Coon hit .750 (3-of-4) in the set.
 
Set two proved to be the closest set of the match. The score was tied six times and the lead changed five. Tied at 17, Southeast used a couple bad sets by the Lady Govs to pull ahead at the opportune time. Southeast used a 7-1 run to pull ahead and wrap up the 25-20 set two win. Andrea Baylin led with five kills in the set. As a team, Southeast hit .500 in the second set.
 
With a sweep in their sights, Southeast once again took control of the third set and took the match with a 25-18 set three win. Coon was on fire in the final set as she hit 10-of-12 (.833) to bring home the match.
 
Yankus added, "Coon was on fire again tonight. Every ball we passed her she swung away and was aggressive and Austin Peay couldn't stop her. Luckily we were in system tonight to get her the ball and when we are in system, we are successful and are able to run all of our options."
 
Coon finished the match with 17 kills, hitting a career-best .810. Yarber inched closer to the 1,000-kill club with 11 kills of her own. Yarber now only needs 11 more kills to reach 1,000 in her career. Baylin contributed eight total kills and nine digs while Taylor Masterson added seven kills and a team-best three blocks. Senior Julie Shives tallied 39 assists while fellow senior Berkley Idel recorded 19 digs.
 
Yankus concluded, "All of our seniors really had a great night. It was a truly great way to honor them and their terrific careers. Yarber did a great job offensively again tonight by swinging away and going after it. Berkley executed steady ball control with perfect passing. Julie ran the offense very well, allowing us to run all of our options. In all, every senior did very well for us this evening.
 
Southeast Missouri will close the 2013 home schedule Tuesday, Nov. 12, against UT Martin. First serve is slated for 6:30 p.m.
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