Redhawks spikers claim second OVC victory

Wednesday, September 19, 2007

The Southeast Missouri State volleyball team posted its second straight five-game Ohio Valley Conference victory Tuesday night.

Southeast slipped past host Eastern Illinois 30-27, 25-30, 30-14, 29-31, 15-10.

The Redhawks, who won at Tennessee Tech in five games Saturday after dropping a five-game match at Tennessee State the previous night, improved to 5-7 overall and 2-1 in OVC play. EIU is 7-5 and 0-3.

Karleigh DeLong posted her fifth consecutive double-double for the Redhawks with 18 kills and 20 digs.

DeLong also had nine blocks, as did Brenna Schlader.

Brittany Hastings had 16 kills, while Molly Davis led in digs with 30.

Sarah Barth had a double-double with 49 assists and 17 digs.

Southeast, which has played its first 12 matches on the road, opens its home schedule Friday when Murray State visits Houck Field House for a 7 p.m. start.

Friday's contest will begin a five-match homestand for the Redhawks.

Baseball begins workouts

The Southeast baseball team began fall practice this week at Capaha Field.

The Redhawks return five starting position players and two starting pitchers from last year's team that went 32-24 and finished third in the Ohio Valley Conference.

Coach Mark Hogan also welcomes 11 newcomers.

"We're eager to get a look at our new players and evaluate our returning players after successful seasons in collegiate summer leagues," Hogan said in a release.

All fall practices will be held at Capaha Field and are open to the public.

-- From staff reports

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