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Monday, September 23, 2019

* Security Awareness Week

10:00 am – 2:00 pm – Ridgway Center

  • “Meet your Security Staff” shown on campus video displays all week.
  • Handout information from Counseling Services.
  • Sgt. Schweickart will be available to discuss Crisis Intervention methods used by Safety and Security Officer.
  • Students can register for FREE prizes*
  • Each registration gets a free 100 Grand! (candy bar)
  • One lucky Golden Ticket winner gets a chance to answer a Trivia question about Safety & Security and win a Chick Fil A gift card!

Submitted by Doug Cook


What's Happening Today

* Value Every Child Volunteer Opportunity

Redeemer Church needs volunteers to help prep hygiene kits and tags on Monday, September 23rd from 5:30pm-7:30pm. There are two sign-up slots at 5:30pm-6:30pm and 6:30pm-7:30pm. The prepping of the hygiene kits will take place at Lutheran Church of Our Redeemer Church, 1811 Lincoln Avenue, Evansville, Indiana.

Submitted by Karyssa Vasquez

* "It's On Us" to prevent sexual assault

Stop by the table and sign the banner to take a stand against sexual assault! When you stop by, grab some information on how you can be part of the solution. Then enter the drawing before you leave to try and win an "It's On Us" swag bag!

Hosted by Counseling Services
Monday, September 23
Downstairs Ridgway


Upcoming Events

* This Week in Music (Sept. 23-29)

Faculty Recital, Tuesday, September 24
Leanne Hampton, flute and Mark Hatlestad, viola
7:30pm, Neu Chapel

Leanne Hampton, flute and Mark Hatlestad, viola will perform in a recital on Tuesday, September 24, at 7:30 p.m. in Neu Chapel. Selections will include pieces by Devienne, Nikolayeva, and Duruflé as well as a modern piece by Will Rowe. Allan Armstrong will accompany on piano.

Jazz Guest Artist Concert Series: Sunday, September 29
Jerry Tolson Quintet
4:00pm, Krannert Hall 110

The Jerry Tolson Quintet from Louisville, Kentucky will present the opening concert in the Jazz Guest Artist Concert Series, co-sponsored by the University of Evansville and the Evansville Jazz Society. The concert will take place on Sunday, September 29 at 4:00 p.m. in the Krannert Hall of Art and Music, Room 110.
The Jerry Tolson Quintet features jazz standards, contemporary originals, and Latin influenced selections. Admission to the concert is $15.00 for adults, $10.00 for Jazz Society members and $5.00 for students. For more information, contact Dr. Edwin Lacy,, or (812) 488-2227.

* Walk to Defeat ALS

Join PHSA this Saturday, September 28th in Downtown Evansville to participate in a Walk to Defeat ALS! We will be fundraising and participating in the mile-long walk near the Tropicana Hotel. Join the team named "Public Health Student Association of UE" with the team captain named Madison Hamman. Fundraising isn't necessary to join, but would be much appreciated to help out with the cause! We have PHSA team shirts available to wear if interested. The more people, the better! We would love to represent UE with a large crowd! Email if interested any time before the event!

Submitted by Reema El-Khodary

* Medical Spanish Practice

Medical Spanish practice is designed to help students practice communication skills in Spanish for medical settings. Students may arrive and leave at any time. The next session is this Wednesday, September 25, from 5:30-7:00 p.m. in Room 64 in the Schroeder School of Business Building. Please contact associate professor of Spanish Diana Rodríguez Quevedo at for more details. ¡Nos vemos el miércoles!

Submitted by Diana Rodriguez Quevedo

* Free Tours of the Peters-Margedant House this Saturday 9/28

The Peters-Margedant house museum will be having an open house event from 11-1pm this Saturday 9/28. Tours will last approximately 15mins and are open to the public.

The Peters-Margedant house is a museum located on UE's campus behind the Koch center. Built in 1934 by architect William Wesley Peters, this tiny house is notable for its Usonian style architecture made famous by Frank Lloyd Wright.

Longer tours are by appointment and can be scheduled by emailing

Submitted by Jordan Hall

* Workshop for Pre-Professional Health Students

Are you a first year student considering medicine, dentistry, optometry, veterinary medicine or pharmacy? Please plan to attend an informational workshop on Wednesday, September 25 or Thursday, September 26 at 4 PM in KC 124. We will discuss how to be a successful pre-professional student starting now! See Francie Renschler in Academic Advising if you are unable to attend or have questions.

Submitted by Frances Renschler

* UE Majors and Minors Fair

Students – plan to attend the UE Majors and Minors Fair on Wednesday, October 16 from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. in Eykamp Hall.

The fair will give you the opportunity to make connections with faculty, students in a major, and alumni in order to learn how a major or minor might help lead you in your career path. You will be able to change your major or add a minor right on the spot. It will also help in determining which courses you would like to take before meeting with your advisor for spring registration. Information on graduate programs will also be provided.

Campus support teams will have information on various services provided on campus.

Where can your UE education take you? Contact for more information.

Submitted by Paula Heldt

* University of Evansville Theatre presents SMALL MOUTH SOUNDS

The University of Evansville Theatre opens their 2019–2020 season with Bess Wohl’s SMALL MOUTH SOUNDS. Yearning for authentic connection in a digital world, six disparate people seek solace at a silent retreat. This production opens on Friday, Sept. 20, at 7:30 p.m. in the May Studio Theatre. Additional performances are 7:30 p.m. on Sept. 21, 23, 24, 25, 26 and at 2:00 p.m. on Sept. 22.

Submitted by Sharla Cowden

* Register for AceRace 5K!

Register to participate in AceRace to help benefit AceCare, a student-run pro-bono clinic that provides free physical therapy services to those in need around the Evansville community! Ace Race is October 19th starting at 9:30 am, arrive by 9 am, at the East Terrace Lawn. Students cost $15 to register and will receive a free t-shirt if you sign up prior by September 30th.

Register online.

Submitted by Mary Whelan

* Student Safety and Situational Awareness Training

Recognizing threats is a key element in preventing them. How well are you able to recognize and identify the warning signs of risk? In this course, VERUS SECURITY teaches you how to understand both the verbal and nonverbal cues attackers provide – even when they are unaware of doing so! Information is applicable to all genders!

Protect yourself! Through videos, class participation, and lecture focusing on real life attack situations and outcomes, you’ll learn:

  • The secret cues and clues found in body language
  • Grooming gestures
  • Facial Tells
  • Eye accessing (Neuro-Linguistic Programming)
  • The importance of de-escalation
  • And much more

When: Wednesday September 25th from 6-8pm
Where: Eykamp 251

Hosted by EPD officers, and owners of Verus Security, as well as the Office of Health Education.

* Mindfulness Workshop Series - September 25th

The Office of Counseling Services, in collaboration with the Fitness Center, will be hosting a monthly Mindfulness Workshop Series beginning September 25th from 4-5pm in the Aerobics Room of the Fitness Center. Attendees will learn basic mindfulness skills at the September session and actively participate in practicing these skills as a group. Yoga will be available in the gym from 5-6pm immediately following the workshop.

Submitted by Liz McCormick

* October 2 Andiron Lecture by Sara Petrosillo - Weaponizing Mary: How Sexism Met Racism in a Pre-modern World

Sara Petrosillo is an assistant professor of English at the University of Evansville. She holds a PhD in medieval literature from the University of California, Davis and a BA in English and Italian literature from Colby College. Her research and teaching interests include: medieval and early modern literature, feminist theories, medieval manuscript studies, poetics, and critical animal studies. She is currently working on a book, Hawking Women: Falconry, Gender, and the Poetics of Control in Medieval Literary Culture, and she has published essays in medieval, early modern, and theory journals and in a book on animals in medieval literature. Her Andiron lecture on medieval antisemitism and the literary genre, “Miracles of the Virgin,” derives from her interest in examining racial and gender biases in discourses from premodern to modern culture.

The most iconic woman in the Middle Ages graced love poems, the stage, stained glass windows, and even personal wax seals. Medieval depictions of the Virgin Mary offer an extraordinary picture of female power. Women from every social class viewed Mary as an exceptional saint but also—and crucially— as someone who shared something with all of them: she was a woman. Yet, at the height of her popularity in devotional literature, Mary became a violent tool in the hands of authors and audience: the persecutor of non-Christians in the literary genre “The Miracles of the Virgin.” How did a figure of motherhood and female power become such a dangerously powerful weapon? This widely popular genre demonstrates how sexism met racism in a premodern world. Tracing the racist weaponization of a female icon sheds light on our own society’s trouble with detecting the roots of oppression, especially when those roots are entangled in popular culture.

The lecture begins at 4:00 p.m.
Wednesday, October 2, 2019
Eykamp Hall (Room 252), Ridgway University Center
A social gathering with beverages begins at 3:45 p.m.

For further information, call Annette Parks at 812-488-1070
or the William L. Ridgway College of Arts and Sciences at 812-488-2589

Submitted by Cheryl Emmons

* Need a passport?

Representatives from the US Postal Service will be on campus processing passports on Friday, September 27 from 11:00am to 2:00pm in the Harlaxton Room (Room 155) in the School of Business building! If you bring all the required documents, you can get your passport photos taken and your passport processed at this event right here on campus. You can also bring your current passport to be renewed at this event.

Here is what you will need to bring to the event in order to get your passport processed:

  • Photo Identification: US drivers license, and if not from Indiana, a credit or debit card
  • Proof of Citizenship: Original or certified copy of long form birth or citizenship certificate
  • Passport Application: Available online at, at the study abroad office, or at this event
  • Payments: Two checks, money orders, or cashiers checks:
  • $110 to the US Department of State
  • $35 to the USPS

Photos On Site: Passport photos can be taken during the event for an additional $15 to the USPS

All members of the UE community – faculty, staff, and students – are welcome to come to this event! Feel free to contact Kaylynn McCalister in the study abroad office at or 812-488-2039 for more information about the event or requirements.

Submitted by Kaylynn McCalister

* Les Miley: Artist - Teacher Exhibition, Reception & Artist's Talk

Les Miley, an Internationally recognized Artist and Art Educator, is Professor Emeritis of Art at UE, where he taught and was the Chair of the Department of Art. This exhibition of Les' work in the Melvin Peterson Gallery has been curated from several collections, and will also include works by previous students Les has invited. Exhibition: September 3 - October 19

Public Reception for the Artist and Artist's Talk: Thursday, September 5 @6:30pm, with the Talk at 7pm.

Submitted by Corliss Chastain


Info You Should Know

* Apply to be a Resident Assistant

Apply to be a Resident Assistant for the Spring 2020 Academic Semester!

Applications are open on UEngage.
Applications are due October 22nd at midnight.

Please fill out the application to the best of your ability and answer all questions with as much detail as possible. You will be required to submit a résumé as well as two references. Interview times should be chosen through the link at the end of the application. Interviews are between October 28th and October 30th and interviews are mandatory, unless you have an emergency, class, or prior conflict. Dress is business casual for interviews. Please let us know ASAP if that is the case so we can schedule a different time for your interview.

If you have any questions or concerns please feel free to contact Megan King at or Karyssa Vasquez at

Submitted by Karyssa Vasquez

* New Copy/Print website

Have you heard? There is a Copy/Print website on AceLink! This website is a new resource that provides copy and print related information such as campus copier locations, rates, equipment instructions, production copier instructions, etc. Be sure to check it out!

Submitted by Kim Winsett

* Toyota Indiana Partnering with UE for Changemaker Challenges and Robotic Football

Toyota Motor Manufacturing Indiana recently made a gift of $35,000 to UE to support the High School and Community Changemaker Challenges and Robotic Football, a new engineering senior design project. Working with Mark Randall, assistant professor of electrical engineering, four current students are designing and building the first two players (quarterback and running back) of the eventual team which will compete in the College Robotic Football Conference founded at Notre Dame. This spring the players will compete in the CRFC combine, and other players will be built by future senior project groups, members of UEFirst and local high schools students. The goal is for a full UE team to compete by the spring 2022 competition. UE is grateful to Toyota Indiana for their support and partnership on these exciting projects!

Submitted by Sylvia DeVault

* Share Your Story!

There are many things that make UE special, but it’s the people—the members of the UE Family—who make up the University of Evansville. We want to tell those stories, and you can help us!

Take our brief survey to be featured as one of our Aces of UE. Simply answer these questions and attach a photo for your chance to be featured on the UE website, social media, and marketing materials! 

* Sign up for the Purple Friday Patrol!

Purple Friday Patrol: Wear Purple—Get Prizes!

Be on the lookout for the Purple Friday Patrol every week and sign up here to pass out the purple praise!

On Fridays, we wear purple, and each week, the PFP will reward students to promote school spirit both on campus and online through the use of the hashtag, #UEPurpleFriday.

Purple Friday Patrol Teams are made up of members of the campus community including faculty, administrators, and other interested parties, usually from the same department or group.

PFP Teams can sign up for one or more Fridays per semester and the Office of University Relations will supply Purple Swag Packs to the designated PFP Team for the week. PFP Teams are invited to add a personal touch to the swag packs, if desired. (ex. departmental swag, promo for an upcoming event, etc.)

Purple Friday Patrol Teams: What’s my responsibility?
1. Sign up for at least one Friday per semester.
2. Visit the office of University Relations in Sampson Hall during the week of your assigned Friday to pick up your Purple Swag Packs
3. Pass out the purple praise. The distribution format is up to you. You can pass out swag packs to the first few purple people you see, or you can stagger the rewards throughout the day. If you’d prefer to reward online participants, you’re free to promote on official UE social media accounts.
4. Pics or it didn’t happen. Remember, we’re trying to promote school spirit both on campus and online through the use of the hashtag, #UEPurpleFriday, so be sure to snap a picture with your purple people! You can either share them online through an official UE social media account if you run one, or send them to Amanda Campbell at to post on the main UE social media accounts.


* Fall Healthy Behavior Challenge Starting Oct. 6th

Participate in the Fall Healthy Behavior Challenge and earn an additional $150.00 in HSA credits. The challenge begins Oct. 6th- Nov. 30th. Participants will be challenged to track their exercise throughout the challenge. Email to sign up. Challenge info and logs are attached. Please print logs to get started. Additional information will be sent via email at the start of the challenge.

Submitted by Ashley Chipps

* Help Empower Cancer Patients to be Tech-Savvy

Are you interested in enabling older cancer patients to become more health literate by helping them become more tech-savvy?

If so, the Digital Sherpa Program needs you!

Patient Empowerment Network (PEN)?is?partnering with the?Cancer Support Community?to bring the Digital Sherpa Program to cancer patients and caregivers in?the Evansville area?and we would love to partner with?your students to help make it happen.?To successfully run the workshop, we need?10-15 students?who can volunteer 3-4 hours of their time on?Tuesday, October 22 from 11:30am-2:30pm at the Gilda’s Club Evansville (5740 Vogel Rd)?to assist cancer patients and their families with becoming more tech-savvy. PEN staff will supervise the students during the workshop and be available to sign off on volunteer hours. Pre-workshop training will be offered virtually prior to the workshop and can be completed at your convenience.?

Register online.

Below is a brief summary of the Digital Sherpa Program:
The?Digital?Sherpa?Program aims to help cancer patients (mainly 65 and older) and their families become more tech-savvy. The program’s workshops educate patients and care partners in basic internet and social media skills to help them in their search for information about their illness and support for them and their families.?

Cancer patients, known as “Climbers” in the program, are paired with university students, known as “Sherpas”, who have been specially trained by the Patient Empowerment Network to offer skills such as:
Internet use (such as opening an email account, navigating Google, and creating and remembering passwords)
Social media skills (including Facebook, Twitter and Instagram)
Creating virtual connections with other cancer patients via on-line patient support communities
How to use apps such as Uber and other ride-share services to get to appointments

By producing this program PEN and CSC want to show what can be done to help?cancer?patients and their families become more tech-savvy, educated, self-confident and in control of their cancer journey. By pairing?digital?natives (you!) with the older generation, we hope to create an empathetic and powerful relationship that is an asset to any community.?

Here's a video that we produced to give potential partners a bit more insight into the positive impact of the program.

For questions for more info please contact:

Submitted by Karyssa Vasquez

* Planning to Graduate in Fall/2019 or Spring/2020?

If you are planning to graduate in Fall/2019 or Spring/2020, then don't forget to APPLY FOR GRADUATION at MyUE Self Service. Any questions, please contact the Office of Registrar.

Submitted by Meg Wilson

* Aces Pep Band

The Aces Pep Band is kicking off their season with rehearsals on Mondays, from 4:00pm-4:50pm in FA110. Any student with former band experience is eligible to attend and participate. For more information, contact Prof. Greg Keith at

Submitted by Greg Keith

* Join P.R.I.D.E.

PRIDE starts September 9th in SOBA 271 at 9pm every Monday!

Anyone is welcome to attend, everyone is welcome!

Submitted by Paige Kirkey

* Dr. Strobel to Speak at the Evansville Museum

On Thursday, September 26th at 6:30pm, UE Art History professor, Dr. Heidi Strobel, will be presenting alongside Dr. Jim Renne on the architect and engineer known as William Wesley Peters. Their talk will provide brief background information about Peters’ mentor Frank Lloyd Wright and Usonian architecture. It will further explore Peters himself, his academic background including Evansville College (1929-1930), the Peters-Margedant House and its move to the University of Evansville in 2016 and the dollhouse project.

The lecture will take place at the Evansville Museum. Additional information can be found online.

Submitted by Jordan Hall



* Volleyball sweeps opening day of Skyhawk Invitational

The win streak for the University of Evansville volleyball team has reached seven matches as the Purple Aces earned a pair of victories on Friday with wins over UT Martin and Little Rock in the opening day of the Skyhawk Invitational.

Evansville (7-2) opened the day with a 3-1 win over host UT Martin before completing the day with an impressive 3-0 sweep over Little Rock.  The Aces have now won seven matches in a row, their longest streak since 2010 when they won nine in a row.  The start for the team is the best since 2011 when the Aces posted a 9-2 mark in their first 11 contests.

“It is a good sign that we are getting wins with different players leading us,” UE coach Fernando Morales said.  “We have had three different hitters lead us in kills and three different players lead us in digs.  Our whole team is locked in and ready to contribute.”

UT Martin Recap

For the third time in as many matches, the Purple Aces etched their way into the record books.  Rachel Tam had another excellent outing, posting 35 kills in 70 attempts while hitting .343.  Her total is the most in a 4-set match in Evansville history.  It is also the third-highest total in the Aces record books.  It marks the third match in a row that a UE player surpassed the previous program mark entering the 2019 campaign.

Alondra Vazquez added 11 kills and 13 digs while Allana McInnis posted 46 assists and 22 digs.  Her did total was the most in her career, passing her previous high of 19.  Melanie Feliciano added 16 digs while Gabriela Macedo notched 15.  Macedo and Laura Ruiz recorded three service aces apiece.

Things were close in the early moments of game one, leading to a 6-6 score.  Up 9-8, the Aces scored three in a row and put it in cruise control from that point.  Hannah Watkins had a kill that gave Evansville a 15-10 lead.  After the Skyhawks scored a pair, the Aces finished the set on a 10-3 stretch to take the first set by a 25-15 score.  The final kill of the set came from Feliciano.

In the opening moments of the second frame, UT Martin grabbed a 7-5 lead before a pair of Tam kills tied the score at 8-8.  A Laura Ruiz ace saw Evansville wrestle away an 11-10 lead, but the team could not push that advantage past two points.  That changed a few points later.  After a UE error saw UTM tied it at 15-15, Evansville made its decisive run, scoring five in a row.  Vazquez started the rally with two kills.  The Aces hung on from there to take a 2-0 match lead thanks to the 25-20 decision.

UT Martin took an 8-4 lead in the third set before the Aces made their rally.  Trailing 13-10, a pair of Tam kills saw UE score four in a row to take a 14-13 lead, its first advantage of the frame.  The Skyhawks fought back to tie it up at 15-15 before completing the period on a 10-4 run to earn their first set win by a final of 25-19.

Looking for their sixth win in a row, the Aces wasted little time in game four, opening up a 7-2 lead.  Vazquez capped off the early rally with two more kills.  UT Martin came right back with a 6-1 run that knotted the score at 8-8.  The Skyhawks forced three more ties, but could not move ahead of the Aces on the scoreboard.  Evansville took advantage, posting three in a row following an 11-11 score before taking the match with a 25-20 win.

Little Rock Recap

UE’s second win of the day saw the offense spread around with Tam posting 13 kills and Feliciano and Vazquez finishing with ten apiece.  Macedo recorded 14 digs with Vazquez and Feliciano finishing with double-doubles, posting 12 each.  McInnis added 32 assists and a team-best five block assists.  Freshman Kate Tsironis had four blocks of her own.

The second match of the day saw UE grab another 1-0 lead in the match.  A Rachel Tam kill saw UE open up with a 4-1 lead before the Trojans made their way back to go up by a 7-6 score.  Both teams continued to battle, leading to a 14-14 score.  That is when a Little Rock error helped the Aces score three in a row.  Kate Tsironis had a kill in what was a 3-0 stretch.  Evansville never let them get any closer as they extended their lead for a 25-20 win.

Game two saw the Aces pull away halfway through.  With the scored tied at 8-8, Evansville went on an 11-3 run to jump out to a 19-11 advantage.  Feliciano had a pair of service aces in the run while Vazquez wrapped up the rally with a kill.  UE remained on top by a 23-14 score when the Trojans made a bid for a comeback.  They reeled off seven points in a row to make it a 23-21 game, but a timely time out by Coach Morales saw his squad respond with the final two tallies in a 25-21 decision.

Little Rock battled the Aces once again in the third, overcoming a 14-10 deficit to tie it up at 14-14.  The decisive moment came when UE overcame the 4-0 Trojan run with an 8-0 streak.  Vazquez posted four-consecutive kills in the rally that pushed the Aces to a 25-19 victory and a 3-0 sweep.

Tomorrow, UE will complete the Skyhawk Invitational with an 11 a.m. matchup against Mercer.

* Records Broken, Titles Earned at Austin Peay Cross Country Festival

The University of Evansville women’s cross country team defended its title at the Austin Peay Cross Country Festival, while the men captured second place, Saturday morning.

The women were paced by junior Anna Lowry on a fast course, the Aces ran to a 26 point victory, with all scoring seven finishing in the top-12. On the male side, the top seven finishers ended up in the top-21, while finishing just seven points behind first place Bethel.

Lowry rewrote the record books behind her 16:46.42 championship race, setting a new school, meet and personal record, as well as the fastest 5K in the MVC this season. Lowry finished the race almost a minute faster than the next runner from Bethel.

“We had some great performances across the board,” head cross country coach Don Walters said. “They closed the gap and finished next to each other and worked off each other, especially the women. It was a great performance from top to bottom.”

Haylee Harmeyer pushed her season best to a 18:13.48, fourth place finish, just ahead of Jenna Fahrenbacher who took fifth in 18:17.96.

Bones Parker earned seventh place on a 18:40.92 5K, while Sarah Poltrack took ninth place in 19:01.68.

Lauren Meyer and Izzy Dawson rounded out the Aces scoring seven with 11th and 12th place finishes respectively.

Stanley Chepchieng once again led the men’s team. His 5K race earned him third place overall on a 15:06.95 time. Ricky Hendrix finished just two seconds later in fourth place on a 15:06.53 time.

Dawson Hood finished next for UE, taking sixth place in 15:16.53. Phil Dzienciol (15:40.04) and Tyler Frields-Reifsteck (15:46.40) took 13th and 15th respectively, while Jackson McPeeters (16:00.21) took 18th.

Timmy Miller finishes up the Aces scoring lineup with a 21st place 16:13.82 time.

The Purple Aces will next head to the Fast Cats Classic in Owensboro, Ky., on Oct. 12.

* Evansville win streak reaches eight matches

For the first time since the 2010 campaign, the University of Evansville volleyball team has won eight matches in a row as the Purple Aces defeated Mercer by a 3-1 final in their final non-conference match of 2019.

Leading the Evansville (9-2) offense was the duo of Rachel Tam and Melanie Feliciano, who combined for 37 kills.  Tam posted 19 while Feliciano added 18.  Gabriela Macedo posted 17 digs to lead four Aces in double figures.  Alondra Vazquez had 15 with Allana McInnis registering 12 and Tam finishing with 10.  McInnis added a team-best 41 assists.

Tam was named the MVP of the tournament while Feliciano and McInnis earned spots on the All-Tournament Team.  The trio has helped Evansville win eight straight matches, the longest streak since a 9-game streak in 2010.  It matches a 9-2 start in the 2011 campaign.

“This was a great weekend to close non-conference and to end up winning the tournament will give us a lot of confidence,” UE coach Fernando Morales said after the win.  “We are finding different ways to win and that is important as we get to conference play.  We are excited about the MVC and the girls are ready for the challenge.”

Game one saw the Aces jump out to a 3-1 lead with each point being a Melanie Feliciano kill.  The Bears rebounded to take their first lead at 5-4 in a run that saw them reel off nine out of 11 tallies to go up by an 11-5 score.  Alondra Vazquez helped Evansville get within three at 17-14, but Mercer fended off the challenge and pulled away for a 25-17 decision.

After Mercer ran out to a 3-1 advantage in the second frame, Evansville came back with a 4-0 stretch that included a Cecilia Thon service ace.  The Bears rallied to grab a 10-9 lead before UE came back with five in a row.  Following a Rachel Tam kill, the UE defense forced three Bear errors in a row to go up by a 14-10 score.  Mercer responded with a point before UE put three more on the board, taking a 17-11 score and forcing the Bears to use their second time out.  The Aces never let the Bears get closer as they pulled away for a 25-14 victory.

Neither team could wrestle away the lead in the early moment of the third set before the Bears were able to turn an 11-11 tie into a 14-11 edge.  The Aces inched their way back before kills from Tam and Feliciano helped UE tie it up at 19-all.  Each point would be tied leading to a 27-27 score.  Feliciano added a kill before recording the clinching service ace in a 29-27 victory as the Aces took a 2-1 match lead.

Evansville took its first lead of the fourth game at 6-5 on a Mercer error, but the Bears turned it around and inched out to a 13-10 edge.  The Aces did not let the deficit deter them as they rallied on an 8-2 stretch to take an 18-15 advantage.  Vazquez added a pair of kills while Allana McInnis had a service ace that gave the Aces the lead.  From there, UE held strong from there to record a 25-22 win and clinch the match.

Missouri Valley Conference play is up next for the Aces, who open next Friday at UNI before traveling to Drake for a match on Saturday.


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