Split helps Southeast Missouri State volleyball team sit tied for third in OVC

Sunday, November 6, 2011
Coon (Emily)

The Southeast Missouri State volleyball team split a pair of Ohio Valley Conference road matches over the weekend in Kentucky.

Southeast's rally fell short Friday against regular-season champion Morehead State. The Redhawks lost 25-18, 25-19, 14-25, 24-26, 15-9.

The Redhawks then rallied past Eastern Kentucky 24-26, 25-23, 25-22, 25-19 on Saturday.

Southeast is 12-16 overall and 10-7 in OVC play. The Redhawks are tied for third in the 11-team OVC.

The Redhawks, under first-year coach Julie Folliard, virtually are assured of a berth in the six-team OVC tournament after missing the event the past two seasons.

Sophomore Emily Coon led Southeast against Morehead with 15 kills and 10 blocks, which tied a career high.

Sophomore Colleen Yarber added 11 kills and 14 digs, while sophomore Berkley Idel posted 28 digs. Sophomore setter Julie Shives recorded 35 assists and 17 digs.

Yarber put down 15 kills and had 22 digs against EKU. Junior Brittney Kalinoski recorded 14 kills.

Idel again led the Redhawks with 23 digs. Junior Karlee Lursen had 16 digs and nine kills. Shives added 46 assists and 14 digs.

Southeast finishes the regular season with three consecutive home matches beginning Tuesday when SIU-Edwardsville visits for a 6:30 p.m. contest.

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