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Courtesy: SWAC.org

Volleyball Release: September 20

Courtesy: SWAC.org
Release: 09/20/2017
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UPCOMING SCHEDULE

Thursday, September 21
Grambling State vs. Tougaloo, 6:00 p.m.

Friday, September 22 (SWAC WEST ROUNDUP DAY 1)
*Arkansas-Pine Bluff vs. Mississippi Valley State, 10:00 a.m.
*Texas Southern vs. Alcorn State, 10:00 a.m.
*Grambling State vs. Jackson State, 12:30 p.m.
*Prairie View A&M vs. Alabama A&M, 12:30 p.m.
*Southern vs. Alabama State, 3:00 p.m.
*Mississippi Valley State vs. Prairie View A&M, 3:00 p.m.
*Arkansas-Pine Bluff vs. Jackson State, 5:30 p.m.
*Grambling State vs. Alabama State, 5:30 p.m.
*Alcorn State vs. Southern, 7:00 p.m.
*Texas Southern vs. Alabama A&M, 7:00 p.m.

Saturday, September 23 (SWAC WEST ROUNDUP DAY 2)
*Alabama A&M vs. Grambling State, 10:00 a.m.
*Alabama State vs. Prairie View A&M, 10:00 a.m.
*Mississippi Valley State vs. Southern, 12:30 p.m.
*Alcorn State vs. Arkansas-Pine Bluff, 12:30 p.m.
*Texas Southern vs. Jackson State, 3:00 p.m.
*Alcorn State vs. Grambling State, 3:00 p.m.
*Alabama A&M vs. Southern, 5:30 p.m.
*Texas Southern vs. Mississippi Valley, 5:30 p.m.
*Jackson State vs. Prairie View A&M, 7:00 p.m.
*Arkansas-Pine Bluff vs. Alabama State, 7:00 p.m.

Sunday, September 24 (SWAC WEST ROUNDUP DAY 3)
*Texas Southern vs. Alabama State, 10:00 a.m.
*Arkansas-Pine Bluff vs. Alabama A&M, 10:00 a.m.
*Mississippi Valley State vs. Grambling State, 12:30 p.m.
*Alcorn State vs. Prairie View A&M,, 12:30 p.m.
*Southern vs. Jackson State, 3:00 p.m.

Wednesday, September 27
Alcorn State vs. William Carey, 5:30 p.m.
Alabama A&M vs. Austin Peay, 6:00 p.m.

NEWS AND NOTES

- This weekend marks the start of conference play, as Texas Southern University will host the first of two volleyball roundups this season. Each will feature 25 matches as Eastern Division teams will face off against Western Division teams. The roundup will run from Sept. 22-24.

- Reigning SWAC Defensive Player of the Week Erineka Mollere of Grambling State posted two matches with at leats 30 digs last week, including a league single-match high 39 versus Cenetary on Monday. Mollere is the only player in the league that has put up 30 digs or more in a match this season and currently averages nearly a full dig more per set than the No. 2 ranked player in the SWAC in the category (Bailey Jefferson, Southern).

- Fiapaipai Iosia of Alcorn State earned Newcomer of the Week accolades this past week, becoming the only player in the SWAC that has won two or more categories of the weekly volleyball honors.

- Alcorn State has already equaled its win total from last season (2).

- Briana Dorsey of Alabama State has established herself as one of the most efficient two-way players in the country. In addition to ranking in the top 25 in the nation when in comes to total blocks, Dorsey has committed just 29 attack errors compared to 131 kills, which is the 12th-lowest error figure in America among players with at least 100 kills.

- Speaking of two-way players: Mississippi Valley State’s Kalin Barnes is the only player in the SWAC that leads her team in kills (111) and digs (124). Barnes joins Alabama State’s Ni’yesha Brown as the only athletes in the conference that have notched at least 100 kills and 100 digs so far this season.

 

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