Southeastern Volleyball Set for OBU Road Trip

Southeastern will return to the road after its three-match home stand when it heads to Arkadelphia, Ark., to take on Ouachita Baptist at 7 p.m. on Oct. 25.

The Savage Storm enter the weekend with a 10-12 overall record and a 4-4 mark that puts them in seventh in the Great American Conference standings, while OBU enters the contest at 11-7 overall and 5-4 in league play, one spot ahead in the standings.

SE is 4-4 away from home in true road games and 2-2 in GAC play among those contests, and will be leaning on its season long offensive leaders to help better its standings with a win against the Tigers.

At the top of that leaders list is Emily Gentle who is averaging 3.70 kills per set to pace the team, while Megan Kunkel is adding 2.33 per set and Ariel Sanders is at 2.13.

Helping to trigger that offense is Madelynne Cera who is dishing out 8.26 assists per set, while also adding some points of her own with 1.64 kills per set and 22 blocks on the year.

Defensively, a total of six players are averaging more than two digs per set, but that group is led by Taylor Benner who is picking up 3.47 digs per set on the season, while Kunkel, Courtney Miller, Kristen Martin and Gentle each average 2.5 or more per set.

At the net, Sanders leads the way with 52 total blocks, while Gentle has climbed to 45 on the year and Julia Benford is adding 40.

OBU comes into the meeting on a three-match GAC winning streak, and leans on the offense of Abby Pickett who is picking up 2.55 kills per set to lead a group of three players averaging 2.0 KPS or better.

Tara Wait is dishing out 9.68 assists per set on the season, while Chelsey Hess leads the team in back-row defense with 4.67 digs per set and Kelly Ballard leads the team at the net with 41 total blocks.

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