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Golden Eagle Volleyball Set to Host Southeastern Louisiana

Aug. 31, 2015

HATTIESBURG, Miss. -- The Southern Miss volleyball team will continue its homestand when the Golden Eagles host Southeastern Louisiana on Tuesday, Sept. 1, at 6 p.m. in Reed Green Coliseum.

Viewing through live streaming is available for the match via a link at SouthernMiss.com with a paid subscription through All-Access. Livestats also are available for free. The first 50 fans will receive a Golden Eagle Lapel Pin.

Golden Eagle Preview
Southern Miss is coming off a 3-0 weekend, winning the Southern Miss Invitational. Stephany Purdue was tabbed the MVP while Rachel Johnson and Sarah Bell joined her on the all-tournament team.

Purdue is leading the team 52 kills (4.73 kps) to go with 31 digs (2.82 dps). Kylie Grandy is next with 33 kills (3.0 kps) and has a team-best eight aces. Bell guides the offense at 9.20 assists per set. Mary Pursell patrols the back row with a team-leading 34 digs (3.09 dps). Elise Ames leads the team in blocks at 1.89 blocks per set.

As a team, Southern Miss has 145 kills for a 13.18 per set average on .233 hitting. The Golden Eagles average 14.82 digs per set and 2.45 team blocks.

Scouting the Lions
Southeastern Louisiana enter the match with a 1-2 record. Landry Bullock leads the Lion attack with 33 kills (3.67 kps) on .282 hitting percentage. Defensively, libero Monica Ramon and Brooke Balser are averaging 2.89 and 2.79 digs per set, respectively. Setter Mikayla Shippy has recorded 60 assists for a 6.67 per set average.

As a team, Southeastern Louisiana is averaging 10.11 kills on .115 hitting, 12.00 digs and 1.11 team blocks per set.

The Series: Southern Miss vs. Southeastern Louisiana
This will be the 54th all-time meeting between Southern Miss and Southeastern Louisiana dating back to the 1980 season. The Golden Eagles hold a 31-22 advantage in the series.

What's Next?
Southern Miss travels Tuscaloosa, Ala., for the Bama Bash Volleyball Tournament where the Golden Eagles will take on College of Charleston on Sept. 4 at 10 a.m. followed by Northwestern State at 5 p.m. Southern Miss will play host Alabama at 9 a.m., Sept. 5 and concluded with Tulsa at 2 p.m.

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