Drury ends homestand on Tuesday vs. Arkansas Tech

Drury vs. Arkansas Tech
Tue., Oct. 23, 2023
6 pm – O’Reilly Family Event Center

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Drury ends three-game homestand vs. Arkansas Tech
The Drury Panthers conclude their three-game homestand with a non-conference match against Arkansas Tech on Tuesday in the O’Reilly Family Event Center. Game time is 6 p.m.
Drury is coming off a 3-0 win over Illinois Springfield on Saturday after falling in four sets the night before to 24th ranked Quincy. Arkansas Tech lost their last game, a 3-0 defeat at home to East Central, on Friday.
Drury will be the fifth opponent from the Great Lakes Valley Conference Arkansas Tech will play this year. The Golden Suns have gone 0-4 against the GLVC so far, with losses to Illinois Springfield (3-0), McKendree (3-1), Rockhurst (3-0) and William Jewell (3-0).
The Panthers have gone 1-4 against Great America Conference teams, Arkansas Tech’s home conference, with two losses to Arkansas Fort Smith (3-1 and 3-2) and losses to Southern Nazarene (3-2), and Southeastern Oklahoma St. (3-2) while picking up a win over Northwest Oklahoma State (3-1).
More than one-third of Drury’s matches have gone five sets as they have gone the distance eight times and have a 1-7 mark in those games.
Tuesday’s match is the last non-conference game for the Panthers. Drury has five matches, all in the GLVC, in the regular season. After Tuesday’s game, the Panthers travel to Southwest Baptist on Saturday for a 3 p.m. match in Bolivar.

Drury: 4-18
Arkansas Tech: 2-20

Stat Leaders 
Drury: #9 Juliana Squire (3.07 kills/set), #1 Kayli Duncan (2.35 kills/set), #7 Lauren Tyler (7.70 assists/set), #12 Salma Lewis (21 aces), #4 Lexi Basler (4.51 digs/set), #10 Sonoma Hunter (0.98 blocks/set)
Arkansas Tech: #23 Savannah Meyer (2.46 kills/set), #12 Kaitlyn Neal (2.33 kills/set), #5 Gracie Palmer (5.61 assists/set), #25 Jamie Myrick (3.88 digs/set, 25 aces), #2 Lauren Grier (0.93 blocks/set) 
Last game
Drury: Won vs. Illinois Springfield 3-0 (25-19, 25-22, 25-23), Sat.
Arkansas Tech: Lost vs. East Central 3-0 (21-25, 19-25, 23-25), Fri.
Drury: Won 1
Arkansas Tech: Lost 2

Record in Last Five Games
Drury: 2-3
Arkansas Tech: 1-4
Head Coach
Drury: Jenifer Bahner-Hill (9th year, 166-123 * -record on the court)
Arkansas Tech: Kera Coleman (6th year, 72-81 / 7th year, 91-93) 
All-time series
Drury 12-10 vs. Arkansas Tech (on the court, officially: 11-10)

Last Meeting
Drury won at Arkansas Tech 3-0 (25-22, 25-14, 25-12), Oct. 18, 2022

Record in Five-Set Matches
Drury: 1-7
Arkansas Tech: 0-3
Drury at Southwest Baptist, Sat., 3 pm in Bolivar, Mo.

* Jenifer Bahner-Hill’s official record is 141-124 after the NCAA vacated wins from the program in 2020-21 and 2021 for failing to certify student-athletes


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