Courtesy EKU Athletics

The Eastern Kentucky University volleyball team welcomes in Marshall University for its home opener on Tuesday.

First serve is at 6 p.m. Eastern Kentucky leads the all-time series between the two teams 21-7, the last time the two teams met was in 2015.

Live statistics will be provided for the match. You can catch the game on ESPN+.

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW:

-Eastern went 2-1 last weekend, sweeping Seton Hall and Saint Francis and falling to host Akron. 

-Freshman Abby Noll paces the Colonel offense with 107 kills on the year. She ranks second on the team with 103 digs. 

-Dena Tekavec ranks eighth in the conference in digs per set on the season.

Senior Rachel Woody comes in at fifth in the OVC in assists per set on the year.

-Eastern has been getting it done on the defensive side ranking first in the conference in opponent hitting percentage at .133

-The Colonels rank first in the OVC with 17.44 digs per set as a team. 

SCOUTING THE OPPONENTS:

MARSHALL

-Marshall comes into the match at 6-3 after going 2-1 this past weekend at the Billiken Invitational. The Thundering Herd swept UT-Martin and host Saint Louis, before falling to Troy.

-The Thundering Herd are led by redshirt junior Ciara Debell, who has a team-best 137 kills on the year. She ranks third in the conference in kills per set. 

-Amber Weber comes into the match with a team-best 120 digs on the year. She ranks eighth in Conference USA in digs per set. 

-Isa Dostal leads the way at the net for Marshall. She ranks first in the conference with 1.34 blocks per set.

-Marshall ranks third in the conference in hitting percentage at .254. 

WHAT’S NEXT:

-EKU hits the road to Morgantown, West Virginia for its last non-conference contests. The Colonels take on Navy on Friday, before taking on host West Virginia and Duquesne on Saturday. First serve against the Naval Academy is at 4:30 p.m. Friday.

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