VB: Cowgirls Start Playing at SLC Thursday… Alumni Day Set for Saturday

Parking map for Saturday vs. northwest state

LAKE CHARLES—McNeese’s volleyball returns home this weekend to kick off the Southland Conference game, hosting Texas A&M-Commerce Thursday night at 6:30 pm and Northwestern State at 11 am Saturday at the Legacy Center. Admission is free for all home games.

McNeese (4-10, 0-0 SLC) was picked to finish fourth in the SLC preseason poll, while A&M-Commerce (3-10, 0-0 SLC) was picked seventh and NW State (7 -5, 0-1 SLC) was picked in sixth place. NW State will travel to Lamar on Thursday before taking on the Cowgirls on Saturday.

The Cowgirls will enter the weekend in second place in the country in digs (950), fourth in digs per set (17.59) and blocks (134.5). freshman medium blocker Sanni Rantanen occupies the ninth place in the country with 66 blocks.

On Alumni Day, alumni will be recognized between sets 2 and 3 and the reception will be held after the match in the lobby of the basketball arena.

Additionally, fans planning to attend Saturday’s volleyball match must park at FK White Middle School (1000 East McNeese St), located east of the Legacy Center, due to the Cowboys’ home football game against Mississippi College.

PROMOTIONS
Thursday, September 22 vs. A&M-Commerce – Ovarian Cancer Awareness
Saturday, September 24 vs. NW State – Alumni Day (Alumni will be recognized between sets 2 and 3)

McNEESE NOTES
•- chose 4º in the SLC preseason survey
•- twona in the NCAA in excavations (950)
• – 4º in the NCAA in excavations by set (17.59) and blocks (134.5)
• – Sanni Rantanen rank 9º in the NCAA in blocks (66)
• – won three of the last five matches
• – Lizzy Low is coming from a match against Baylor, where she took her 1,000º career excavation
• – Kendall Glueck leads the team in kills (162) and is second with 54 blocks
• – Mia Perales has a high team 282 assists and 13 aces
• – Bailey Tillman leads the team with 236 excavations
• – Sanni Rantanen leads the team with 66 blocks

ABOUT A&M-COMMERCE (3-10, 0-0 SLC)
•- First season in SLC
•- It’s the opening of Lions SLC too
•- It’s the first of two meetings against the Lions this season, McNeese will travel to Commerce, TX. on october 22
• – Chosen to finish 7º in the SLC preseason survey
• – Coming off a 1-2 showing at the Stephen F. Austin Hampton Inn Classic last weekend with their win over Arkansas state

OVER STATE NW 7-5, 0-1 SLC)
•- Chosen to finish 6º in the SLC preseason survey
•- Will play at Lamar the Thursday before Saturday’s match at Lake Charles
•- it’s 7-5 overall and 0-1 SLC
•- opened the SLC game with a 3-0 loss in Southeast on September 15

Parking map VB vs.  NW State (24/09)

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