Volleyball set for three matches in four days

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UE plays two on the road before returning home Monday

A busy weekend is on tap for the University of Evansville volleyball team with three matches in four days.  The Purple Aces take to the road on Friday and Saturday for matches at Loyola and Valparaiso before coming home on Monday for a 6 p.m. contest against Bradley inside Meeks Family Fieldhouse.

It’s Official

– Fernando Morales was named the full-time head coach at the University of Evansville on October 30, 2019

– Morales joined the program as an assistant in 2018 before being elevated to interim head coach in the spring of 2019

– The native of Puerto Rico led the Aces to their best start in nine seasons while seeing his played break numerous program records

Weekend Recap

– Evansville fell in a pair of weekend matches against Drake and UNI, dropping each match in five sets

– The Bulldogs took a 2-0 lead on Friday before the Aces stormed back with wins in the third and fourth games; Drake clinched the win with a 15-8 decision in the fifth set

– On Saturday, it was the Aces taking the early advantage, winning the first two games against the Panthers

– UNI rallied with two wins to force another fifth set, edging UE by a 15-12 final

– Alondra Vazquez led the offense over the weekend with 4.20 kills while Allana McInnis notched 11.10 assists per set

– Gabriela Macedo broke the program single-match dig mark against Drake, tallying 46

Top Rankings

– UE is not only near the top of the conference rankings in several categories, but is also impressive on a national scale

– With 39.28 attacks per set, the Aces offense ranks fourth in the nation

– Led by Gabriela Macedo’s 5.89 digs per set, the Aces average 17.84 per game

– That total is 10th in the NCAA and third in the Valley

– Macedo’s tally paces the MVC and is 6th in the country

– Evansville is fourth in the league and 47th in the NCAA with 12.53 assists per set while the teams kill total of 13.38/game is 51st nationally and fourth in the conference

– Individually, Melanie Feliciano is second in the Valley with 4.26 kills per set; she ranks 30th in the nation in that stat and is the #2 freshman

– Feliciano’s season total of 395.0 points is 21st in the country

– UE’s freshman is 19th in the NCAA in total kills with 362 while Rachel Tam is 23rd with a total of 347

– Allana McInnis is second in the conference with 10.79 assists per set; her average is 30th in the NCAA while her total of 917 helpers in 2019 is the 6th-highest tally in the NCAA

– Hannah Watkins paces UE with 1.04 blocks per game; that is third in the MVC

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