Panthers home on Saturday vs. McKendree, 3 pm

Saturday: Drury (7-2, 1-0)  vs. McKendree (2-6, 0-0)
3 pm — O’Reilly Family Event Center
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Panthers are back at home against McKendree
The Drury Panthers are back at home set to take on the McKendree Bearcats this Saturday.
Drury is 7-2, 1-0 in the Great Lakes Valley Conference this year. The Panthers are coming off of a four-set win at Southwest Baptist on Thursday in their Great Lakes Valley Conference opener. The Panthers are 4-0 at home so far this season, having won all four games in the Greenstay Inn and Suites Drury Invitational on Sept. 3-4.
McKendree is 2-6 and will play their conference opener on Saturday. The Bearcats had their game at Lindenwood on Thursday canceled due to positive COVID-19 cases within the Lions program. McKendree is coming off a three-set win against Purdue University-Northwest in a tournament in the Illinois Springfield tournament. They opened the year going 1-3 in a tournament at Ferris State, with their lone win coming against Tiffin.
Drury won their lone match-up against McKendree last year, winning 3-0 on March 13 in Lebanon, Illinois. The Panthers have won their last four games against Bearcats and have not played McKendree at home since 2017.
After Saturday’s game, the Panthers are back at home on Tuesday when they host Missouri Southern State at 6 pm in the O’Reilly Family Event Center.  
Drury: 7-2, 1-0
McKendree: 2-6, 0-0
Stat Leaders
Drury: #8 Gabriela Oliveria (2.50 kills/set), #17 Makina Wratten (2.38 kills/set, 1.21 blocks/set), #4 Taylor Forth (2.17 kills/set, 0.77 blocks/set), #5 Gabby Birmingham (7.15 assists/set), #14 Emma Fox (4.09 digs/set)
McKendree: #15 Hope Gramly (3.11 kills/set, 0.89 blocks/set), #4 Brianna Binder (2.54 kills/set, 2.61 digs/set), #9 Macy Tongate (8.79 assists/set), #8 Colleen Preusser (2.86 digs/set)
Last game
Drury won at Southwest Baptist 3-1 (25-22, 24-26, 25-20, 27-25), Thur.
McKendree won at Purdue University-Northwest 3-0 (25-19, 25-13, 25-22), Sept. 11
Drury: Won 2
McKendree: Won 1
Head Coaches
Drury: Jenifer Bahner (8th year, 137-80)
McKendree: Nickie Sanlin (7th year, 128-90)    
All-time series
Drury 8-6 vs. McKendree
Last Meeting
Drury won vs. McKendree 3-0 (25-22, 25-23, 25-18), March 13, 2021, at McKendree
Drury vs. Missouri Southern, Tue., Sep. 21st — O’Reilly Family Events Center — 6 pm

This article is provided by Drury University Athletics