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October 27, 2007

Eagles fall to No. 16 SIU Edwardsville

at #16 SIU Edwardsville (22-5, 14-2 GLVC): 3
Southern Indiana (12-13, 7-10 GLVC): 0
Line Score: 30-24, 30-26, 30-19 (Box Score)

EDWARDSVILLE, Ill.The University of Southern Indiana volleyball team fell to No. 16 Southern Illinois University Edwardsville 30-24, 30-26, 30-19 Saturday afternoon at the Vadalabene Center.

USI (12-13, 7-10 GLVC), which dropped its fourth straight match and fifth straight contest on the road, struggled offensively as it hit just .107 for the match. SIU Edwardsville (22-5, 14-2 GLVC) hit .236 and recorded 55 kills, 20 more than that of USI.

Senior middle blocker Molly Rahman (Ferdinand, Indiana) led the Screaming Eagles with 10 kills and four blocks, while sophomore libero Julia Ridley (Madisonville, Kentucky) had a team-high 17 digs. Sophomore setter Melanie Pund (Ferdinand, Indiana) added 30 assists and 11 digs, while freshman defensive specialist Janae Curnutt (Arcadia, Indiana) chipped in 11 digs.

The Eagles return home Tuesday at 7 p.m. to take on Oakland City University in a non-conference match at the Physical Activities Center. USI finishes the regular season with home matches against the University of Missouri-Rolla, Friday at 7 p.m., and the University of Missouri-St. Louis Saturday at 3 p.m.

Dan McDonnell,
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