Volleyball team starts 1-3


Elin Skei sets up Kately Roberson for a spike.

Sam Pogue


Lions volleyball took a hard hit this past weekend in the Missouri Southern Invitational. With a change in lineup and win over Newman University, Head Coach Trish Knight feels confident about the future.

“They are very talented, and the young kids I have are very, very, good,” Knight said.

On day one of the tournament, the women took a rough hit with a 3-1 loss to both Quincy University and Central Oklahoma. 

The Lions followed up day two by falling 3-0 to Harding, and then bouncing back for their first victory of the season with a 3-2 score over Newman. 

“After we changed up the lineup we started to look a lot smoother,” Knight said. 

Southern went with a different look when it switched senior Elin Skei, who has been a setter in the past, and transferred her to a defensive specialist. With a new formation, the Lions took their win in sets 3-5.

“Elin really took to the position well, and seemed very comfortable,” Knight said. 

With a young team, Knight wants to in state a team culture to find a unity among all the new faces. 

Knight is also trying to find a good key word that will help build something that the team stands for. 

The team will travel to Dallas, Texas, for the Dallas Baptist Invitational. 



Dallas Baptist Invite

9 a.m. today: West Alabama

5:45 p.m. today: Midwestern

11:15 a.m. tomorrow: East Central