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Volleyball to make short trip to Southeastern Louisiana on Tuesday

Sept. 11, 2017

HATTIESBURG, Miss. -- The Pelican State road swing continues Tuesday night for the Southern Miss volleyball team as it takes on Southeastern Louisiana in Hammond at 6 p.m.

The match will serve as the Lady Lions' home opener. Live stats and updates can be found here and on Twitter with @SouthernMissVB.

The Golden Eagles (8-4) are looking to avenge a pair of losses in this past weekend's Allstate Sugar Bowl Classic at Tulane. Back-to-back losses to the Green Wave and Oklahoma Sooners marked just the first time since 2015 it faced a losing streak, but a sweep of Nicholls on Saturday afternoon closed it out. The Colonels were held to an .048 hitting percentage, the lowest-allowed since Sept. 6, 2016 at ULM.

Alexis Coombs had a career-high seven blocks in back-to-back contests, which marks the most by a Golden Eagle in that span since Sarah Jane Bowden had 15 blocks from Nov. 4-5, 2011.

Freshman Melanie Miller's sister, Morgan, played at the school as well, and their father is an alum.

Golden Eagle fans who make the 126-mile trip to Hammond will also have to keep their eyes out for sophomore Lady Lion Elyssa Purcell, who last year led the NCAA with eight triple-doubles.

Southern Miss has won nine consecutive meetings between the schools dating back to 2005 and holds a 32-22 lead all-time. Southeastern Louisiana (1-8) has played tournaments in Birmingham, Ala., Montgomery, Ala., and Toledo, Ohio.

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