Southern Illinois Volleyball gets swept for third straight game

By Cole Daily, Staff Reporter

The Salukis took on the Evansville Aces on Friday, Nov. 19 in a Missouri Valley Conference matchup. The Aces came out on top in three sets. 

This loss is SIU’s 20th in a row, and the team is 0-17 in the conference so far this season. 

Southern Illinois kept it close until the middle of the first set where the Aces jumped out to a 17-12 lead. Evansville never looked back and went on to win the set 25-19. 


The Aces jumped on the Salukis from the start in the second set. Despite a late comeback by the Salukis, Evansville kept their opponent down and won 25-18. 

In the final set of the night, the Salukis did their best impression on the first set. They managed to keep it close until Evansville jumped out to an 18-11 lead.

The Aces won the third set 25-17.

Sophomores Alex Washington and Tatum Tornatta led the Salukis in kills, both with nine. Freshman Anna Jaworski had 15 assists on the night as well. 

Senior Katy Kluge led the team with 10 digs and sophomore Margherita Giani led the team with four blocks.

The Salukis play their last matchup of the season on Saturday, Nov. 20 against Indiana State at 5 pm. SIU will host their last chance to get a conference win this season.

Sports Reporter Cole Daily can be reached at [email protected]


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