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IU EAST VOLLEYBALL IN ACTION TONIGHT
August 27, 2013IU EAST BROADCAST SPORTS
LAST TIME OUT
IU East is coming off of a pair of wins Aug. 24 against Midway College and Indiana University Northwest.
This is the first NAIA meeting between IU East and Purdue North Central.
IU EAST STORYLINES
* IU East looks to extend its winning streaks of four in a row overall and seven in a row at home.
* IU East has not lost against an IU or Purdue regional campus team since 2008.
* This is the first of two consecutive matches against Purdue North Central for IU East. The Red Wolves also face the Panthers on Aug. 31 on the opening day of the Midwest Crossroads College Challenge at The Diggz of Northwest Indiana in Hobart, Ind.
SCOUTING THE OPPOSITION
Purdue North Central went 7-31 last season and finished sixth out of seven teams in the Chicagoland Collegiate Athletic Conference's South Division.
Sophomore outside hitter Vickie Flanders was the Panthers' top attacker last year with 2.65 kills per set. She also led the team with 25 aces.
Junior setter Stephanie Tokarz was Purdue North Central's starting setter in 2012 and averaged 6.77 assists per set. Tokarz also is the Panthers' top returning defender with 1.82 digs per set and 42 total blocks.
RED WOLVES IN THE NATIONAL RANKINGS
IU East ranks ...
8th in the NAIA in Blocks per Game (2.550)
13th in the NAIA in Total Service Aces (37)
28th in the NAIA Assists per Game (11.180)
29th in the NAIA in Kills per Game (12.270)
33rd in the NAIA in Hitting Percentage (0.210)
36th in the NAIA in Service Aces per Game (1.680)
Senior libero Meagan Stoker (Celina, Ohio/Celina High School) ranks ...
19th in the NAIA in Digs per Game (5.050)
Junior setter Lindsay Kurz (Indianapolis, Ind./Lutheran High School) ranks ...
22nd in the NAIA in Assists per Game (9.450)
Freshman middle hitter Morgan Steinbrunner (Rockford, Ohio/Parkway High School) ranks ...
23rd in the NAIA in Blocks per Game (1.090)
Sophomore outside hitter Mallory Livingston (Union City, Ohio/Mississinawa Valley High School) ranks ...
30th in the NAIA in Kills per Game (3.530)
Freshman middle hitter Sarah Gambrall (Indianapolis, Ind./Perry Meridian High School) ranks ...
33rd in the NAIA in Blocks per Game (1.000)
Freshman defensive specialist Hannah Ball (Richmond, Ind./Richmond High School) ranks ...
43rd in the NAIA in Service Aces per Game (0.530)
All fans can enter their name in a drawing for a Red Wolf candle from Warm Glow Candle Co. Outlet. The candle winner will be drawn at the end of the second set of the IU East-Midway match.
A free mini-poster of IU East junior setter Lindsay Kurz will be available at the ticket window.
Fans are encouraged to contribute to the IU East athletic department's season-long fund-raising drive in support of Riley Hospital for Children. Red Wolf Nation raised more than $500 for Riley Hospital last year.
FOLLOW THE TRI-MATCH
Seton Catholic High School is located at 233 South Fifth Street in Richmond.
General admission is $5. All students are admitted free. IU East faculty and staff are admitted free with their Wolf Card.
The shared Whitewater Education Television (WETV) and RadioTroy.com broadcast will air live on ihigh.com/iueredwolves. The match will be rebroadcast on WETV, Comcast Channel 20, and wctv.info on Aug. 29 at 9:30 p.m. and Aug. 30 at 2:30 a.m., 7:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.
Live stats for the match will be available at iueredwolves.com.
Twitter updates will be posted @iueredwolves