Salukis beat Missouri State and safe first-round bye at MVC Match

Salukis beat Missouri State and safe first-round bye at MVC Match

The Southern Illinois volleyball group defeated the Missouri State Bears in five-sets (25-20, 25-19, 23-25, 13-25, 15-5) on Wednesday evening to cap off the common season. The Salukis improved to 18-12 (11-7 MVC) and are locked in because the fourth-seed, which features a first-round bye, heading into the MVC Match subsequent week. Southern Illinois’ 18 wins are probably the most in an everyday season since 2016. 

SIU acquired out to a scorching begin after hitting .400 and .342 within the first two units to leap out to a 2-0 lead. Nonetheless, the Bears fought again after a back-and-forth third set to edge out the Salukis and had been capable of carry that momentum into the fourth set to even the match at 2-2. Regardless of Missouri State’s season on the road, Southern was capable of regain management within the fifth-set and put the match away, hitting .429 with 10 kills and an ace on their option to a 15-5 set win. 

Nataly Garcia neared her season-high in kills arising only one shy as she put away 25 kills with 9 digs. The win over Missouri State marks Garcia’s seventh Valley match of the season with 20 or extra kills. Tatum Tornatta tied her season-high 19 kills for the third time this season as she hit for a team-high .366. Freshman Annabelle Sulish almost had one other double-double with 9 kills and 10 digs together with a number of key factors within the fifth-set.

Up subsequent for the Salukis is the Missouri Valley Match that can happen from November 20- November 23 in Evansville at Meeks Household Enviornment. Southern Illinois will play the winner of the eighth-seeded Bradley Braves and the fifth-seeded Evansville Purple Aces on Monday, November 21 at 3 p.m.

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