Sobieralski’s stellar performance leads to OVC weekly honor


EVANSVILLE, Ind. – Junior setter Carly Sobieralski (Indianapolis, Indiana) was named Ohio Valley Conference Setter of the Week for the second time this season after her historic performance last weekend for University of Southern Indiana Volleyball.
The Screaming Eagles went 1-1 in their weekend slate after defeating Western Illinois, 3-1, on Friday then falling to the Leathernecks, 3-2, on Saturday. The Eagles racked up 144 kills with a stellar 0.285 hitting percentage to pair with 13 aces, 21 blocks, and 178 digs. USI goes into the week in a tie for fifth in the OVC standings with a 6-6 conference record.
Friday’s contest resulted in a career-high 65 assists for the Indianapolis native to pair with 11 digs, four blocks, and three aces. On Saturday, Sobieralski put up 62 assists and 22 digs which marks the first time since Stephanie Wilson in 2005 that a USI setter has earned at least 60 assists and 20 digs in a match. She also was the first player in the OVC to secure 60+ assists in a single conference match and did it in back-to-back games. In the last two matches, Sobieralski totaled a league-leading 127 assists with over 14 assists per set and led the conference setters in digs and aces with 33 and four, respectively.
The Eagles, who are 10-13 overall, are on their bye week and will return to action next weekend when USI hosts Tennessee Tech University in a crucial homestand. There will be free postgame poster signings after Friday’s match while Saturday’s match will be Senior Day where USI will honor their four seniors. Both matches will have a heavy impact on seeding for the conference tournament in late November.
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