@EWUVolleyball To Make Cross-Country Trek To New Orleans As Nonconference Play Continues

@EWUVolleyball To Make Cross-Country Trek To New Orleans As Nonconference Play Continues

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vs. Providence   vs. La Salle
Friday, Sept. 4 - 9 a.m. PT   Friday, Sept. 4 - 1 p.m. PT
Human Performance Ctr. - New Orleans, La.   Human Performance Ctr. - New Orleans, La.
Live Stats   Live Stats
at New Orleans   at Southeastern Louisiana
Saturday, Sept. 5 - 8 a.m. PT   Sunday, Sept. 6 - 12 p.m. PT
Human Performance Ctr. - New Orleans, La.   University Center - Hammond, La.
Live Stats | Live Video   Live Stats | Live Video

Match Notes | 2015 Prospectus

Cheney, Wash. – The Eastern Washington University volleyball team will journey across the country for four matches in the state of Louisiana, starting at the New Orleans Invitational this Friday, Sept. 4.

EWU will play three matches in the Big Easy, taking on Providence and La Salle on Friday, Sept. 4, at 11 a.m. PT and 3 p.m. PT, respectively, before facing host New Orleans on Saturday, Sept. 5, at 8 a.m. PT. Eastern wraps up its visit to the Pelican State with a road match at Southeastern Louisiana on Sunday, Sept. 6, at 12 p.m. PT.

The Eagles (0-3) are coming off a tough opening weekend that saw them drop matches to Seattle, California and Nevada at the Molten Classic in Berkeley, Calif. Last week was not without its bright spots, however, as a number of Eastern players turned in solid performances.

Senior Alexis Wesley tallied 10 blocks in her second match as an Eagle, finishing with three solo stops while assisting on seven rejections against the Golden Bears last Saturday, Aug. 29. It was the first time an EWU player had recorded 10 blocks in a three-set match since Allison Doerpinghaus notched 10 blocks back on Oct. 22, 2012, against Sacramento State.

Freshman Jessica Gilbert also impressed against Cal, leading Eastern with 10 kills on 20 swings, good for a .450 hitting percentage. Through three matches, she ranks second on the team with an average of 1.78 kills per set.

Providence (1-3) earned a four-set win over South Alabama in its first weekend of matches while La Salle (3-1) is coming off back-to-back three set victories over Gardner-Webb and Lafayette, respectively. New Orleans (2-1) defeated Presbyterian and Fordham last week, and Southeastern Louisiana (1-3) swept North Carolina Central last weekend for its lone triumph of the young season.

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