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#6 Central Missouri opens league play at home
Record: 9-0     Sept. 17: #6 UCM vs. MSSU 7p.m.    
Sept. 20: #6 UCM vs. SBU 7 p.m.     Sept. 21: #6 UCM at LWU3 p.m.
#7 Central Missouri will open MIAA play with back-to-back home games as theyride a nine match winning streak. They are led by MIAA Hitter of the WeekTaylor Goodness who is averaging 3.82 kills per set while hitting .350 on theyear. Julia Bates is averaging a team best 11.29 assists per set and adding1.43 kills per set. On the defensive side of things Haley Thompson is averaging1.21 blocks per set while Annie Reilly averages 5.07 digs per set for theseason.

Central Oklahoma tries to remain unbeaten
Record: 8-0    Sept. 17: UCO vs. PSU 7 p.m.
Sept. 20: UCO at FHSU 6 p.m.    Sept. 21: UCO at #5 UNK 7 p.m.
Central Oklahoma opens MIAA play at home as they then take their eight gamewinning streak on the road to face FHSU and #5 UNK. Barbara Jackson is leadingthe way for the Bronchos averaging 3.44 kills per set while hitting .290 forthe year. Katy Davis is the teams top setter averaging 7.89 assists per set.For the UCO defense MIAA Specialist of the Week Tate Hardaker is averaging 6.29digs per set and Juliette Smith leads the team with 1.26 blocks per set thisseason.

Emporia State opens league play with Turnpike Tussle
Record: 6-2     Sept. 17: ESU vs. #11 WU 7 p.m.
Sept. 21: ESU vs. MWSU 3 p.m.
Emporia State opens MIAA play with the Turnpike Tussle as they play twostraight at home. The Hornets are led by Josie Williams who is averaging 2.68kills per set and Carly Spicer who is averaging 2.35 kills per set and hitting.333 on the year. Macki Pankratz is averaging 5.39 assists per set while SydneyHartman is averaging 4.55 per set in a two setter line-up. Kelly Holden isaveraging 4.65 digs per set to lead the squad.

Fort Hays State heads to #5 UNK
Record: 0-5   Sept. 17: FHSU at #5 UNK 7 p.m.
Sept. 20: FHSU vs. UCO 6 p.m.    Sept. 21: FHSU vs. PSU 2 p.m.
Fort Hays State will look to bounce back after dropping their first fivematches on the road in Hawaii. They are led offensively by Madison Schwartz whohad 2.07 kills per set and Jenna Ulrich and Haley Corkill who each finishedwith 2.00 kills per set. Libby Ary was the squads top setter averaging 4.38assists per set. Defensively Makenzie Weinman averaged 3.59 digs per set andUlrich averaged 0.94 blocks per set on the weekend.

Lindenwood opens league play at home
Record: 3-6   Sept. 17: LWU vs. Missouri Baptist 7 p.m.
Sept. 20: LWU vs. NWMSU 7 p.m.    Sept. 21: LWU vs. #6 UCM 3p.m.   
Lindenwood will open league play with a four game homestand after facingMissouri Baptist on the 17th. The Lions are led by Aleah Rosenau who is averaging2.62 kills per set. Emma Brydels is the squads best setter averaging 8.27assists per set. Brydels also serves as the teams best receiver with 3.30 digsper contest while Kayla Guiot has 0.87 blocks per set.

Missouri Southern heads into MIAA play on winning streak
Record: 3-4   Sept. 17: MSSU at #6 UCM 7 p.m.
Sept. 21: MSSU vs. NWMSU 6 p.m.
After breaking a 38 match losing streak MSSU is now on a two match winningstreak heading into MIAA play. The Lions are led by Katie Politte who isaveraging 3.67 kills per set. Abby Finder is the teams top setter averaging8.21 assists per set. On the return Danielle Severns is averaging 2.67 digs perset.

Missouri Western starts MIAA campaign on the road
Record: 2-6    Sept. 17: MWSU at NWMSU 7 p.m.   Sept. 21: MWSU at ESU 3 p.m.
Missouri Western will begin MIAA play with two straight away from home. TheGriffons are led by Erica Rottinghaus who has averaging 3.40 kills per est.Stephanie Hattey is averaging 1.57 kills per set and a team best 6.79 assists perset. On defense Sarah Faubel is averaging 4.23 digs per set while AmandaBoender is averaging 0.93 blocks per set.

#5 Nebraska-Kearney plays three straight at home
Record: 8-1  Sept. 17: #5 UNK vs. FHSU 7 p.m.   Sept. 20: #5 UNKvs. PSU 7 p.m.    Sept. 21: #5 UNK vs. UCO 7 p.m.
#5 Nebraska-Kearney has lost just four total sets as they prepare to begin MIAAplay. They are led by Ashley Leitner who is averaging 4.38 kills per set whilehitting .308 on the year. Erin Seele is averaging 11.10 assists per set as theteams primary ball handler. Defensively Liz McGowan is averaging 3.93 digs perset and Bailey Sokolowski is averaging 0.88 blocks per set.

Northwest Missouri preps for long road trip
Record: 4-4  Sept. 17: NWMSU vs. MWSU 7 p.m.   Sept. 20: NWMSUat LWU 7 p.m.   Sept. 21: NWMSU at MSSU 7 p.m.
Northwest Missouri opens league play at home but then hits the road for fivestraight. The Bearcats are led by Miranda Foster who is averaging 2.91 killsper set. Bridget Hanafin is the teams primary setter averaging 10.28 assistsper set. Bailey Vance is leading the way with 4.40 digs per set on the year.

Pittsburg State opens MIAA campaign on the road
Record: 3-5  Sept. 17: PSU at UCO 7 p.m.
Sept. 20: PSU at #5 UNK 7 p.m.  Sept. 21: PSU at FHSU 2 p.m.
Pittsburg State will open the season with three straight on the road. CrystalWhitten is leading the way for the Gorillas averaging 4.15 kills per set.Hayley Hansford is the teams leading setter averaging 8.81 assists per set.Jordan Rehm is averaging a team best 4.85 digs per set.

Southwest Baptist starts MIAA slate at #6 UCM
Record: 6-2    Sept. 17: SBU vs. William Jewell 7 p.m.
Sept. 20: SBU at #6 UCM 7 p.m.  Sept. 21: SBU at LWU 7 p.m.
Southwest Baptist will face William Jewell and then take a four match winningstreak on the road. They are led by Nikki Madoch who is averaging 2.40 killsper set. Kelsey Rankhauser is the teams top setter averaging 8.50 assists perset. On defense Hannah Blount is averaging 4.53 digs per set and Jordan Nedbalek1.29 blocks per set.

#11 Washburn opens league play with Turnpike Tussle
Record: 6-2  Sept. 17: #11 WU at ESU 7 p.m.
Sept. 20-21: #11 WU at Ark-Fort Smith Invite (4 matches)
#11 Washburn will open league play with the Turnpike Tussle before playing onemore early season tournament. The Ichabods are led by Marissa Cox who isaveraging 3.53 kills per set and hitting .310 for the year. Abby Wittman isleading the team with 9.59 assists per set. On defense Kelsey Lewis isaveraging 3.84 digs per set and Sarah Vicory is averaging 0.93 blocks per set.

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