Eastern Kentucky is off to a 1-10 start on the 2019 campaign. The Bruins lone win came in a sweep of Alabama A&M on Sept. 3. Belmont returns four starters from last year’s 5-23 squad along with nine letterwinners.

WKU leads the all-time series against Belmont 20-0, sweeping the last five meetings. The Lady Toppers have claimed all nine meetings to take place in Nashville. The series dates back to 1997, with all 20 prior meetings occurring during head coach Travis Hudson’s tenure.

The Red and White are coming off of their second weekend tournament title in the first three weeks of the season. Last week, WKU went 4-0 after dropping one lone set across victories over Eastern Kentucky, Bowling Green, Ohio State and Tulane.

Through three weeks of Conference USA weekly awards, WKU Volleyball has already seen four Lady Toppers recognized with four different honors, displaying just how versatile Travis Hudson’s 2019 squad is. Most recently, Lauren Matthews and Paige Briggs were recognized as the league’s Co-Offensive Player of the Week and Freshman of the Week, respectively.

WKU Volleyball is in the midst of a 12-match stretch that features 11 home contests. Following Tuesday’s meeting at Belmont, the Lady Toppers will not play another away match until Oct. 11

With the 2019 campaign underway, volleyball season tickets are available online at WKUSports.com or by calling the WKU ticket office at 1-800-5-BIGRED. Season ticket holders will receive 15 general admission tickets with the Flexible Ticket Package that can be used to attend the home games of his or her choice. This plan allows the flexibility to choose which volleyball games the buyer wants to attend and the number of tickets used for each game. Season ticket holders also gain exclusive access to pre-game chalk talks with Hudson, who enters his 25th season at the helm of WKU volleyball.

How to Follow WKU Volleyball: For complete information on WKU Volleyball, follow the team on Twitter at @WKUVolleyball and head coach Travis Hudson at @TravisHudsonWKU. The team is also on Instagram and Facebook.



Jessica Leifheit

Associate Director

WKU Athletic Communications/Media Relations


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