BOWLING GREEN, Ky. – After playing its last nine matches at home, WKU Volleyball
hits the road with a Thursday night tilt at Southern Miss on the schedule. The Lady
Toppers enter the contest with an 11-5 overall record and a 2-0 reading in
Conference USA action. The Golden Eagles own a 7-8 record (1-1 C-USA) heading into
Thurs., Sept. 27 – at Southern Miss – 6 p.m. CT
LOOKING AT THE GOLDEN EAGLES:
WKU and Southern Miss have faced one common opponent in 2018 as both sides dropped
three-set decisions to Alabama.
Over the weekend, Southern Miss headed west for its UTSA-UTEP road trip. The Golden
Eagles fell in four sets in San Antonio before winning in four from El Paso.
USM is 3-0 in home matches at Reed Green Coliseum this season after hosting an
opening-weekend tournament. The Golden Eagles have played their last 12 contests
away from Hattiesburg. The Golden Eagles returned 15-of-17 letterwinners from a
20-12 campaign a year ago while also bringing back six starters and losing just
In the all-time series between WKU and Southern Miss, the Lady Toppers own a 5-1
advantage. The Red and White have won the last five meetings between the sides
dating back to the 2014 campaign.
Following Thursday night’s tilt in Mississippi, WKU Volleyball will return to The
Hill to host Rice on Sunday. The noon CT tilt will feature the top two teams from
the Conference USA Preseason Coaches Poll.