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USI Volleyball Sweeps Missouri S&T

EVANSVILLE, IN (WFIE) -

Sophomore middle hitter Elexis Coleman (Joliet, Illinois) racked up a career-high 13 kills to help lead University of Southern Indiana Volleyball to a 25-21, 30-28, 25-21 Great Lakes Valley Conference victory over visiting Missouri S&T Saturday afternoon at the Physical Activities Center.
 
Coleman had a blistering .600 attacking percentage to go along with four blocks as the Screaming Eagles earned their first GLVC win of the year.
 
USI (3-7, 1-1 GLVC) used a 7-2 run forge a 16-10 lead early in the opening set; then held off a late Missouri S&T rally to come away with the four-point win. Coleman had three kills and two blocks to aid the Eagles in the opener.
 
The Eagles fought off set-point four times in a wild second set that saw three different players post four kills for the Eagles. Freshman setter Casey Cepicky (St. Louis, Missouri) had 13 of her match-high 35 assists in the second frame as USI built a comfortable two-set lead.
 
A 5-0 run midway through the third stanza gave the Eagles enough to put the Miners (4-7, 0-2 GLVC) away for good. Coleman had six kills and a .667 attacking percentage in the decisive set as the Eagles shut the door on any Missouri S&T comeback.
 
In addition to Coleman, the Eagles got 10 kills from sophomore outside hitter Mikaila Humphrey (Floyd Knobs, Indiana) in addition to eight kills from freshman outside hitter Alyssa Yochum (Columbia, Illinois). Cepicky added 15 digs to her assist total, while senior libero Shannon Farrell (Munster, Indiana) and junior defensive specialist Haley Limper (Springfield, Illinois) finished with 21 and 10 digs, respectively.
 
Farrell became the second player in program history to reach the 1,500-dig plateau with her second dig of the match.
 
USI returns to action Friday at 7 p.m. when it hosts No. 3 Lewis University in a GLVC East Division showdown at the PAC. The Eagles also host the University of Wisconsin-Parkside next Saturday at 3 p.m. before ending their four-match homestand September 26 against Bellarmine University.

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