Volleyball extends winning streak to four with 3-1 victory over Evansville

    Freshman of the Week Hannah Kaminsky recorded 51 assists and 15 digs on Friday night in Evansville.

    Freshman of the Week Hannah Kaminsky recorded 51 assists and 15 digs on Friday night in Evansville.
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    Oct. 18, 2013

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    EVANSVILLE, Ind.— The Salukis used a steady offensive pace and contributions from multiple attackers to take down Evansville in four sets Friday, 18-25, 25-23, 25-20, 25-17.

    Jessica Whitehead, Meg Viggars and Elly Braaten recorded double-digit kills to help the Salukis (11-10, 6-3 MVC) to their fourth consecutive win. Whitehead led the team in kills recording 18 while Viggars and Braaten each punched in 13.

    Creating the opportunity for the hitters to swing successfully was Hannah Kaminsky. The reining Freshman of the Week recorded her ninth double-double of the season compiling 15 digs and 51 assists.

    The Salukis only misstep of the night occurred in the first set as Evansville (7-13, 2-7 MVC) was able to pull away with a late set lead. The two teams traded points with nine lead changes before the shifting momentum favored the home team. UE was able to sting together four multiple-point runs at the conclusion of the set to record its only set win of the night, 18-15.

    The second set of the night was a back and forth contest consisting of four lead changes with the score tying 14 times. The score tied as late as 19. SIU had to fight its way to the finish as UE answered each point the Salukis scored. Southern was able to find a two-point spread to close out the second match with help from a Taylor Pippen kill and an Evansville error to lead the match 2-1.

    Southern dominated the final two sets. The Salukis had a monster fourth set posting an impressive hitting percentage of .406 and capitalizing on five separate 3-0 runs to see their biggest win of the night.



    With its fourth straight victory, Southern Illinois improves to 11-10 overall and 6-3 in the Missouri Valley Conference. The Salukis will return to conference play next weekend when they travel to Loyola and Bradley, Oct. 25-26.