BOWLING GREEN, Ky. – Continuing its home stand for another weekend, WKU Volleyball
(17-2) is set to welcome Southern Miss to The Hill for a Friday night showdown in
Diddle Arena. The Golden Eagles are the Red and White’s lone opponent for the
weekend and the first serve will go up at 6 p.m. CT, in the CUSA.tv-streamed
WKU enters the tilt with a 13-match winning streak dating back to the first weekend
of September. More impressively, the Lady Toppers are currently tied with former
Conference USA member, Louisville, for the league record of 29-straight wins over
C-USA squads including regular season and postseason action. Another remarkable
streak on the line is the Lady Toppers’ 47-straight victories over Conference USA
foes from inside Diddle Arena.
Southern Miss will head to Bowling Green to open weekend play before returning home
to host UTEP on Sunday afternoon. The Golden Eagles are one of five league teams
with just one loss in conference play through the first two weekend of interleague
play. On the year, Southern Miss owns a 12-7 record while going 2-1 in C-USA tilts,
posting wins over North Texas and Marshall. The sides do not have any common
opponents entering weekend action.
The Golden Eagles return 13 letterwinners from last year’s 23-8 squad. Four starters
plus the libero return from head coach Amanda Berkley’s team as well.
WKU owns the all-time series lead with a 3-1 mark in program history over USM. The
last three meetings have all resulted in 3-1 Lady Topper victories.
Both side’s setters, Jessica Lucas for WKU and Sarah Bell from Southern Miss, are
the only two setters across Conference USA to be named the league’s Setter of the
Week. Bell won the season’s opening honor before Lucas has nabbed the next five
Looking ahead, WKU will close out regular season non-conference play with a Tuesday
tilt against a surging Austin Peay squad. Match time is slated for 7 p.m. CT from
How to Follow the Lady Toppers: For complete information on WKU Volleyball, follow
the team on Twitter at @WKUVolleyball and head coach Travis Hudson at @TravisHudsonWKU.