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McNeese Volleyball host SE La. and New Orleans

The McNeese volleyball team (10-8, 3-2 SLC) returns home this week to host Southeastern La. (6-10, 0-4 SLC) at 7 p.m. Thursday and New Orleans (2-14, 0-4 SLC) at 2 p.m. Saturday. Thursday's match is tabbed Big Daddy's/Campers Night match.

Prior to the match, beginning at 6 p.m., there will be a tailgate party in front of Memorial Gym sponsored by Big Daddy's Sports Barr and Grill. Hot dogs and hamburgers will be served. At intermission of the match, Big Daddy's owner Jerry LeBlanc and his family will be honored.
The match is also camper's night where all campers who attended the McNeese volleyball camps this summer will be admitted free.
 
The Cowgirls enter Thursday's match on a three match winning streak, its longest of the season after victories over Prairie View, Abilene Christian and Incarnate Word last week. McNeese has also won four of its last five and five of its last seven matches.
 
Sophomore outside hitter and this week's Southland Conference offensive player of the week, Malina Sanchez continues to lead the Cowgirls and ranks second on the SLC with 249 kills. Sanchez also leads the team with 14 service aces and is second on the team with 160 digs.
 
As a team, the Cowgirls rank second in the SLC in blocks with 2.02 per set. Sophomore Amber Fryer is the team leader in blocks with 55. Freshman Sophie Tenbusch is second with 46.
 
On the defensive side for the Cowgirls, freshman libero Kaylen Wolfe leads the team with 194 digs for an average of 3.34 per set.
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