LOUISVILLE, Ky.—The Bellarmine volleyball workforce will get in its final competitors earlier than the beginning of ASUN Convention play this Friday and Saturday because the Knights take part of their fourth multi-team occasion in as many weeks. 

This week sees the Knights journey to Carbondale, Illinois for the Salukis Invitational, hosted by Southern Illinois.  Bellarmine will sq. off in opposition to Southeast Missouri State (SEMO) and Alabama A&M on Friday earlier than taking over the host Salukis on Friday.
Bellarmine, 3-6 on the season, is being led by its upperclassmen to date this yr. Senior Jayme Scott averages 4.15 kills per set, which ranks second within the ASUN, and her 141 complete kills are tops within the league. Senior Emily Arnold and junior Macie Garrison are sharing the setting tasks with Arnold averaging 8.24 assists per set and Garrison contributing 8.04.
On protection, junior Anna Lococo is having one other strong yr as libero, rating among the many ASUN leaders in complete digs (140) and digs per set (4.12). On the internet, Bellarmine is being led by sophomores Jayda Harris and Ashley Nordmann with 25 and 17 blocks respectively.
Bellarmine’s first match on Friday might be at 1 p.m. (midday CT) in opposition to SEMO, who is available in 4-5 on the season. Final yr, the Redhawks posted a 26-8 document together with a 14-4 mark within the Ohio Valley Convention.  Their leaders this yr embody Colby Inexperienced (3.09 okay/s), Izzy Lukens (5.57 a/s), Tara Beilsmith (6.0 d/s) and Mackenzie Meehan (1.52 b/s).

The Knights are again it once more Friday at 5 p.m. (4 pm. CT) in opposition to Alabama A&M.  The Bulldogs are 1-10 on the season after going 5-23 a yr in the past.  They’re paced by Bailey Duckett (2.56 okay/s), Keyara Brooks (5.76 a/s), Tammy Melendez Mondragon (2.34 d/s), and Ryann Tolbert (0.57 b/s).
On Saturday at 2:30 p.m. (1:30 p.m. CT) Bellarmine meets host Southern Illinios, who has gotten off to a 5-4 begin in 2022.  That win complete matches the SIU 2021 win complete with the Salukis going simply 5-26 a yr in the past.  This season, SIU has a number of hitters vying for the workforce lead with Tatum Tornatta and Nataly Garcia each averaging over three kills per set. Establishing the offense is Anna Jaworski, who averages 10.09 assists per set. Defensively, the Salukis get 3.81 digs per set from Claudia Bobb whereas Tornatta additionally leads the workforce in blocks with 22.
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