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Monday, November 14, 2022

Upcoming Events

* UE Opera and Choirs to Perform this Week

Heavenly voices will fill the air this week in the UE Music Conservatory. On Tuesday, November 15, at 7:30 pm in Neu Chapel, the UE Opera will present Sacred and Sublime. This program will feature spiritual selections from operas by Britten, Purcell, and von Bingen.

On Sunday, November 20, the University Choir and Choral Society will perform a wide selection of sacred and secular pieces from classical and modern composers. The concert will take place at 6:00 pm in Neu Chapel.

Both concerts are free and open to the public.

Live stream available at

Submitted by Amy Esche
* Join us for International Bazaar

Join International Club at our annual International Bazaar this week on Friday, November 18th, 6-8 PM in Eykamp!!!
We will have multiple performances, a fashion show, many booths representing different countries and clubs, as well as a marketplace where people will be able to purchase things! We hope to see you all at this event to celebrate and appreciate the diversity on campus!
All students, faculty, staff, and the public are welcome!

Submitted by Akane Suzuki
* The TJX Companies- recruiting on campus Tuesday

Stop by Ridgway to meet with representatives from The TJX Companies. Recruiters will be on campus Tuesday, November 15 from 9am-3pm in the lower level of Ridgway University Center. They will be recruiting specifically for the following positions, but available to answer questions regarding any position.
Distribution Operations Internship (Evansville, IN)
Distribution Human Resources Internship (Evansville, IN)
Distribution Merchandise Control Internship (Evansville, IN)

These positions are posted in Handshake for your review.

Submitted by Amanda Wood
* Diaper Drive

Continuing this month's theme of supporting women in need, UE Students for Life will host a diaper drive in Ridgway during lunch (11-1) and dinner (4-7) time! All donations will be given to a local Pregnancy Resource Center, Birthright of Evansville, and just about anything baby-related is helpful (onesies, formula, diapers, toys, books, etc)! As a bonus and incentive, the first dozen donations will receive a cupcake. Stop by, say hi, and help us provide resources and support for local women and families in need!

Submitted by Kira O'Neal
* Save the Date: Winter on Walnut

Save the date for our annual Winter on Walnut! It will be held on Friday, December 2, from 5:00 - 8:00 p.m.

Digital graphic of Winter on Walnut with snowflakes and penguins

More information will be released at a later date, but the campus community and alumni can expect:

  • Food and sweet treats
  • Purple Santa
  • Ice skating
  • Train
  • Carriage rides at the front oval
  • Lighting of the Christmas tree
  • Caroling
  • Candlelight Vespers - 7:00 p.m. in Neu Chapel

Mark your calendars so you don't miss out on this evening of fun!

Submitted by Julie Beer /
* Clothing Drive for Hangers

The students of LEAD Forward are hosting a clothing drive for Hangers. Hangers is a resource for EVSC that provides students in need with clothing and other necessities. This program serves thousands of students each year. If you would like to make a donation, please drop the listed items off at the donation bin most convenient for you! All locations are listed on the flyer. Thank you!

Submitted by Maggie Newcomb
* Groundbreaking Ceremony for Lincoln Commons

UPDATE 2022-11-14:

The groundbreaking for Lincoln Commons on November 17, 2022, will be rescheduled to spring 2023. More details to follow early next year.

Submitted by Holly Smith

Info You Should Know

* Employee Discount Days at Columbia Sportswear Store

Submitted by Lori LeDuc
* New Hall Openings for Spring 2023

Interested in living in New Hall for the spring semester? The Office of Residence Life has spaces available in New Hall. 4 pod units are available for a group of 4 students or there are individual spaces within pods available. If you are interested, email Brian Conner, bc32, by November 18 for more information.

Submitted by Brian Conner
* Become an Orientation Leader: Harlaxton Application

Going to Harlaxton this Spring? Apply to be an Orientation Leader now, so you don’t miss the Spring interview process! Please note, another application will be sent out in the future for students that will still be on campus next semester. This round of applications closes on December 1st, and interviews will be on December 8th. Please contact Shelby Gardner, with any questions. We look forward to your applications!

Submitted by Shelby Gardner
* Change a Young Life - Volunteers to Mentor Needed

UE's College Mentors for Kids chapter needs student volunteers to mentor young children from our local community. Students from all majors have the opportunity to be inspirational role models for elementary-age students, and all UE students enrolled full-time are eligible to apply. Mentoring involves a one-hour weekly commitment on Wednesdays to check in with your little buddy. To begin the application process, please email our College Mentors for Kids President, Lyndsay Deal, at Join College Mentors for Kids today, volunteer, and help us make this year our best year for our UE chapter of College Mentors for Kids.

Submitted by Lisa Marie Hale
* Dawn Murtaugh: Fiber Art

The Dawn Murtaugh: Fiber Art exhibit is open from October 29 through December 10, 2022 in the Krannert Gallery. Please plan to attend the artist reception on Thursday, November 3 at 6:30 p.m.

Submitted by Carol McCraney

Harlaxton Happenings

* 50 Years: A Harlaxton History with Principal Carter

Have you ever wondered how the University of Evansville ended up owning a Victorian Manor House in England? Or maybe you've been curious about the students who first came to Harlaxton 50 years ago. If you're at all curious about the history of Harlaxton over the last 50 years, then join Principal Dr. Holly Carter as she presents 50 Years: A Harlaxton History.

The Details:
50 Years: A Harlaxton History
A look at Harlaxton's history since 1968. Find out how the University of Evansville purchased Harlaxton, what the early days were like for students and faculty, and learn about important figures in Harlaxton's leadership.

Hosted by Principal Dr. Holly Carter
Monday, November 14, 2022 from 12:00-1:00 PM CST
In person: University of Evansville SOBA 270, Vectren Executive Board Room

We hope you can join us!

Submitted by Victoria Cartal


* Aces battle, but fall in MVC Championship final, 1-0

In a season filled with impressive efforts, the University of Evansville men's soccer team turned-in another, ultimately falling to top-seed and host Missouri State, 1-0, in the Missouri Valley Conference Championship final on Sunday afternoon in Springfield, Mo.

"I can't say enough about the guys this season and how much they fought and battled for each other and I think that showed today in the final," said Aces head men's soccer coach Marshall Ray. "We were banged up and then with Alex (Vidizzoni) going down early, but the guys responded and Landon (Amick) played great and that's kind of how it's been all season. The next guy up has come in and done their job. Unfortunate that we couldn't get what we've been working all season for, but credit to Missouri State. They're a good team and we kept ourselves in it and gave ourselves some chances late. I wish them all the best in the NCAA Tournament and we look forward to getting started on the 2023 season. Special thanks to those three seniors that stuck around and saw us through some of the bad times and helped us get to better times and hopefully better times are ahead. Thank you to Raph, Evan, and Brian for all they've given to the program."

On the attack, Evansville recorded 11 shots on the afternoon to the Bears' 19. The 11 shots for UE marked just the fifth time this season that Missouri State has allowed 10-or-more shots with the Aces representing two of those. Junior forward Kai Phillip led Evansville on the day with three shots, while sophomore Jose Vivas and freshmen Nacho Diaz and Nalu Wagner each had two shots. In goal, graduate keeper Alex Vidizzoni got the start, but saw his match cut short due to an injury sustained in the eighth minute. Coming on to replace Vidizzoni was redshirt freshman Landon Amick, who turned-in a strong performance in relief. Amick stopped six Missouri State shots, including a save of a penalty, making just his third career collegiate appearance.

Just 6:43 into the match, Evansville was tasked with making a substitution, doing so early in the first half for the the second-straight match after Jon Varela was subbed-off early on Thursday against Belmont. This time, it was Alex Vidizzoni who was forced off after an injury while pursuing a Missouri State shot. Entering was Landon Amick between the posts who performed valiantly. Offensively, Evansville generated its first chance in the eighth minute as Diaz headed a ball just over the crossbar. Amick was tested for the first time in the 14th minute as a shot from MVC Player of the Year Jesus Barea released a shot on goal that Amick saved. Later in the half, Missouri State earned a penalty as an Ace and Bear collided in the box. Kian Yari stepped to the spot for MSU and sent his attempt towards the left side. Amick read the run up and dove to his right, making the save and keeping the match scoreless. Another opportunity for Evansville was created inside the opening half's final minutes as Oliver Hald sent a free kick into the box that Ethan Garvey headed back across the 18. Diaz made a diving attempt at the ball and headed it just wide of the post as the match went to the half tied at zero.

Continuing to apply pressure, Evansville's first chance came in the 56th minute as Jose Vivas played the ball forward for Nkosi Graham, who dribbled passed a Bear defender and sent a diagonal shot towards the far post that MSU keeper Harry Townsend just happened to get a finger on and tip away. The breakthrough for the Bears came in the 60th minute as a ball quickly crossed into the box found the streaking James Jennings, who clipped it past Amick, giving Missouri State the lead. As the Bears sat back defensively to preserve the result, Evansville's chances were limited over the final half hour, but Kai Phillip had a shot miss high as the second ticked away and the Bears captured the 1-0 win.

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* Aces give Billikens a fight in road contest

Holding a 4-point lead near the midway point of the second half, the University of Evansville men’s basketball team gave Saint Louis all it could handle before a 26-2 run lifted the Billikens to an 83-65 win on Saturday inside Chaifetz Arena.

“Saint Louis is a very physical team with great quickness and we struggled with that early on,” UE head coach David Ragland said.  “I am proud of how we responded and showed that we can play with anyone.  We want to get better every single day and stay connected with everything that we do.”

Yacine Toumi posted the first double-double of his career as he totaled 14 points and a career-high 10 rebounds.  Antoine Smith Jr. scored 11 while Kenny Strawbridge Jr. registered eight.  Five Billikens finished in double figures led by Gibson Jimerson, who tallied 18.  Javon Pickett notched a double-double with 11 points and 13 caroms.  Yuri Collins also picked up a double-double with 13 assists and 12 points.

Saint Louis jumped out to a 5-0 lead when Kenny Strawbridge Jr. got the Aces on the board with a basket at the 18:06 mark.  The Billikens kept the pressure on, draining six of their first eight attempts to extend the lead to 14-2.  Just past the 5-minute mark, Preston Phillips turned a steal into the first 3-pointer of the evening for Evansville.

With 8:51 remaining in the half, the Billikens hit a free throw that pushed their lead to its highest point – 28-14.  An unbelievable stretch saw UE drained six of its next eight attempts while outscoring the Billikens by a 19-4 margin on the way to its first lead of the night.  Following a pair of free throws by Gage Bobe, Antoine Smith Jr. nailed a triple to make it a 28-19 game with 8:08 showing in the opening period.

Marvin Coleman II added one from outside and Yacine Toumi followed it up with a drive to the basket that cut the deficit to just four with 6:32 left in the half.  Javon Pickett converted a layup to push the lead back to six points just over a minute later, but the Aces kept rolling.  Bobe highlighted a 7-0 run with a triple with Strawbridge capping it off with a pair of free throws.  Those tallies put Evansville in front – 33-32 – with 3:36 showing on the clock.

Fred Thatch Jr. ended the Evansville rally with a triple, but the Aces did not relent.  Yacine Toumi connected on a second-chance basket in the final minute and Smith hit a triple to complete the first half scoring and send UE to the locker room up by a 39-37 margin.

Strawbridge opened the second half with two quick baskets that put the Aces in front at 43-40.  Toumi knocked down a pair of free throws at the 16:35 mark to make it a 2-possession UE lead at 47-43.  Five minutes later, a turnaround jumper by Toumi made it a 4-point game once again with a 55-51 score.

At that point, Saint Louis took control.  The ensuing 10-minute stretch saw the Billikens embark on a 26-2 run as they put the game out of reach at 77-57.  Late scores by Grant Tichenor and Chris Moncrief put the final touches on an 83-65 final.

The home opener is set for Wednesday evening when the Aces welcome Southeast Missouri State to the Ford Center for a 7 p.m. contest.

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* Di Domenico Breaks UE's Oldest Swimming Record At A3 Performance Invite

The men’s 100-Yard Freestyle record at the University of Evansville has stood since February 1999, when former Olympian Nikola Kalabic set the standard during a Hall of Fame career.  On Saturday night, senior Riccardo Di Domenico (Johannesburg, South Africa) broke it while leading off the men’s 400-Yard Freestyle Relay to cap a great weekend for UE at the A3 Performance Invitational in Carbondale, Illinois.
Di Domenico posted a time of 44.77 to lead UE to a 400 Free Relay time of 3:01.49 to place second overall.  His time beat Kalabic’s mark of 44.87, set on February 27, 1999.  It was the longest-standing swimming record on both the men’s and women’s side at UE.
“What a tremendous effort!” said UE swimming and diving head coach Stuart Wilson.  “Not only by Riccardo, but also by our entire team this weekend.  The team did an incredible job this entire weekend!
“We had a few school records this week, and a lot of swimmers either posted a personal-best mark, or were right near it this weekend.  This speaks well for our championship meet in the spring!  We’ll enjoy this weekend’s effort for now, but it is already time to get back to work on getting even better now.”
Di Domenico’s record came in the meet’s final event, and capped a Saturday which saw UE post 13 top five finishes in the ‘A Finals,’ including two individual event victories.
Junior Jackson Caudill (Mt. Sterling, Ky./Montgomery County) began Saturday’s final round with an event victory in the 1,650-Yard Freestyle, winning by over 30 seconds with a time of 15:48.84.  Fellow junior Alon Baer (Gesher HaZiv, Israel) also remained undefeated in the Breaststroke events this year, as he won the 200 Breast in a time of 1:59.76.
Both 400 Free Relay teams finished second posting times of 3:01.49 on the men’s side and 3:31.14 on the women’s side.  Senior Sonsoles Aguayo (Jerez, Spain) finished second in the women’s 100 Free, posting a time of 52.64 to rank as the 10th-fastest female swimmer in UE history in the event.  Fellow senior Maya Cunningham (Yakima, Wash./Eisenhower) also placed second in the women’s 200-Yard Butterfly with a time of 2:03.79.
Senior Sarah Jahns (Lilburn, Ga./Parkview) and junior Iryna Tsesiul (Minsk, Belarus) finished third and fourth in the women’s 200-Yard Backstroke, posting times of 2:00.97 and 2:02.68 respectively.  Sophomores Carlos Souto (A Coruna, Spain) and Benjamin Hasanovic (Innsbruck, Austria) also finished third and fourth in the men’s 200 Breaststroke with times of 2:04.37 and 2:04.72, with Hasanovic entering into UE’s career top 10 as the sixth-fastest male swimmer in the event.
Sophomore Patrik Vilbergsson (Kopavogur, Iceland) posted a fourth-place finish in the men’s 200 Back with a time of 1:49.52.  Di Domenico also posted a fifth-place finish in the regular men’s 100 Free, while sophomore Mari Müller (Zurich, Switzerland) placed fifth in the women’s 200-Yard Breaststroke with a time of 2:19.10, which ranks her third-fastest all-time at UE.
As teams, UE placed second on both the men’s and women’s sides in the six-team meet.  The UE men scored 656 points, while the women posted a score of 529.5.  
A majority of the UE swimmers will now be off until January 14, 2023, when UE hosts Missouri State, UIC and Bellarmine at the Deaconess Aquatic Center on “Senior Day.” The divers will return to action next on Thursday, December 8 at IUPUI, while a few Purple Aces will compete in the upcoming Toyota U.S. Open after Thanksgiving.

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* Volleyball picks up another Valley win

Ending the game with 20 kills apiece, Alondra Vazquez and Giulia Cardona were the class of the field in Friday night’s match that saw the University of Evansville volleyball team earn a 3-1 victory over Murray State.

Vazquez added 9 digs while Cardona recorded 9 digs and 8 block assists.  Emilee Scheumann tallied six kills while Madisyn Steele added four.  Kora Ruff put together a stellar stat line that saw her finish with 39 assists, 9 digs, 4 block assists and 3 service aces.  Hannah Watkins paced UE with 9 block assists while Blakeley Freeman had a match-high 13 digs.

Set 1 – UE 25, MSU 23
Vazquez led the Purple Aces with five digs and six kills to start the game, while Cardona racked up five digs and five kills. Ruff also had a great showing, posting seven digs. Scheumann had two kills. Both teams put up a commendable fight, with ten tie scores and five lead changes. The teams battled from start to finish but a decisive stretch came when Evansville turned an 18-18 tie into a 20-18 lead.  The Racers responded to tie it at 23-23 before the Aces fended off the challenge to win by a score of 25-23.

Set 2 – UE 25, MSU 10
The Purple Aces jumped out to an early lead at 4-1, staying up on Murray State throughout the entirety of the set. Up 7-5, the Aces reeled off seven points in a row with Laura Ruiz contributing consecutive service aces.  UE extended the lead to double figures at 19-9 before cruising to the 25-10 victory.  Ruff added a pair of aces in the final three points.

Set 3 – MSU 26, UE 24
Murray State used a 4-0 run to open a 12-8 advantage to force an Evansville time out.  The Aces rallied to tie the score at 19-19 and set up an exciting finish.  Trailing 22-21, Evansville scored three in a row with Cardona adding a kill that set up match point.  The Racers had a final run left in them, embarking on a 4-0 run to force a fourth set.

Set 4 – UE 25, MSU 15
With the score tied at 4-4, UE changed the course of the set, scoring five in a row with Blakely Freeman picking up an ace. After the Racers cut their deficit to 13-9, the home team gradually extended their lead, defeating Murray State with a 25-15 victory in the final set.

On Saturday, the Aces welcome Belmont for a 5 p.m. contest.

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* UE Swimming & Diving Breaks Four Records, Wins Three Events At A3 Performance Invite

The University of Evansville swimming and diving team continued its strong weekend at the A3 Performance Invitational in Carbondale, Illinois on Friday, as the Purple Aces broke four school records and won three individual events.
Senior Maya Cunningham (Yakima, Wash./Eisenhower) broke her own school record in the women’s 400-Yard IM twice, while junior Iryna Tsesiul (Minsk, Belarus) broke the women’s 100 Back record for the second time in as many days.  On the men’s side, sophomore Daniel Santos Lopez (Madrid, Spain) lowered his own record in the 100-Yard Butterfly.  UE also earned individual victories from junior diver Madison Rollett (Evansville, Ind./Reitz), junior breaststroker Alon Baer (Gesher HaZiv, Israel), and senior freestyler Sonsoles Aguayo (Jerez, Spain).
“We are swimming with a lot of confidence right now, and it is fun to watch!” said UE head swimming & diving coach Stuart Wilson.  “Congratulations to Alon, Sonsoles and Madison for their event victories!
“One more day tomorrow…let’s finish strong!”
The day began with a bang, as Cunningham lowered her own school record in the women’s 400-Yard IM by over a second with a time of 4:25.55 to post the fastest time in the preliminary round by nearly two seconds.  In all, Evansville posted the fastest preliminary round time in six of the 10 individual events, and all 24 individuals who were entered into the preliminary round events qualified for the Friday night finals.  UE also placed second in both the men’s and women’s 800-Yard Freestyle Relay to cap the morning session.
In the afternoon, Rollett continued her strong fall season by winning the women’s three-meter competition with a personal-best score of 248.50.  Freshman Levi McKinney (Boonville, Ind./Boonville) followed up a victory in the three-meter competition yesterday with a third-place finish in the one-meter event on the men’s side.
In Friday night’s finals, Evansville continued its strong weekend showing in the relays, placing second in both the men’s and women’s 200 Medley Relay, as both squads missed school-record marks by less than two seconds each. 
Cunningham then began UE’s individual success by lowering her 400 IM record to 4:25.09 to finish second overall.  Three events later, Santos Lopez broke his own school record in the 100 Fly by posting a time of 48.00 to place second in the event.  Aguayo and fellow senior Sarah Jahns (Lilburn, Ga./Parkview) then followed by going one-two in a hotly-contested women’s 200-Yard Freestyle race in which 0.14 seconds separated first from third place.
Baer would remain undefeated in the breaststroke events about 15 minutes later, as he won a UE-dominated race in a time of 55.08.  UE put five men into the 100 Breaststroke ‘A Final,’ with sophomore Benjamin Hasanovic (Innsbruck, Austria) finishing third (55.99), sophomore Carlos Souto (A Coruna, Spain) placing fourth (56.03), senior Max Dehen (Ramsey, Minn./Anoka) finishing sixth (57.09), and freshman Daniil Goncharuk (Kyiv, Ukraine) placing eighth (57.28).  Hasanovic (55.91 in the prelims) and Goncharuk (56.55 in the prelims) also broke into UE’s career top 10 fastest swimmers in the event, placing third and eighth respectively.
Tsesiul then capped a strong night for UE by lowering her own school record in the 100 Back with a time of 55.05 to finish second overall.
In addition to the records and the individual victories, Evansville also saw sophomores Sveva Brugnoli (Rome, Italy) and Mari Müller (Zurich, Switzerland) move up UE’s fastest swimmer charts.  Brugnoli became the third-fastest UE female in the 100-Yard Butterfly, posting a time of 56.19 in the prelims on her way to a third-place finish overall.  Müller moved up to fifth-fastest all-time at UE in the women’s 100 Breaststroke, posting a time of 1:04.82 in the final to place fifth overall.
The A3 Performance Invitational will wrap up on Saturday, with preliminary rounds swims in the 100 Free, 200 Back, 200 Breast, 200 Fly, and 1,650 Freestyle starting at 10 a.m.  Saturday’s finals will begin at 4 p.m., and will include competitors from 100 Free, 200 Back, 200 Breast, and 200 Fly, and include the meet-ending competition in the 400-Yard Freestyle Relay.  Fans can follow the action on the Meet Mobile App.

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* MVC title on the line Sunday when Aces face Missouri State

For the second-straight season, the University of Evansville men's soccer team sits one match away from an NCAA Tournament berth when it battles top-seeded and 23rd-ranked Missouri State at 1 PM on Sunday afternoon in Springfield, Mo. in the MVC Championship Final.

Evansville has earned its spot in its second-straight MVC Championship final with timely goals and an stifling defense. The Aces opened the 2022 MVC Championship with a 1-0 win over SIUE on Nov. 6 with the game-winner coming off the foot of sophomore Jose Vivas in the 74th minute. On Thursday, it took a similar defensive effort to shutout the No. 5 seed Belmont Bruins as a 65th-minute stunner from outside the box from freshman Ola Arntsen propelled Evansville to the final with a 1-0 win. Artsen's goal was viewed nearly 100,000 times on social media and featured as Thursday's No. 1 play on SportsCenter's Top 10.

On the flip side, No. 1 seed and host Missouri State received a bye to the semifinals of the championship, where the Bears faced No. 7 seed Bradley, who pulled a quarterfinal upset over No. 2 seed Drake. In the semifinals, Missouri State overwhelmed the Braves, owning a 30-1 advantage on shots, and scoring once in both the first and second halves to earn the 2-0 win and a berth in its fourth-straight final.

The two sides met just once earlier this season in a wild match that ended in a 4-3 win for Missouri State in Springfield. Tied at one at the half, the two sides proceeded to score four goals in a seven-minute span starting in the 61st minute. With the match tied at three, Missouri State slipped a ball across the face of goal in the 81st minute that an Aces defender deflected into the back of the net, scoring what would be the game-winner for the Bears.

This season, the Bears have allowed just nine combined goals across 16 matches. Just two teams have scored multiple goals in a match against MSU; Tulsa, in a 3-0 win over the Bears that is the only loss of the season for Missouri State, and Evansville, in their lone meeting this season.

Evansville is looking for its first MVC title since capturing the 1996 MVC Tournament crown. 1996 also represents the Aces last NCAA Tournament berth, something that is also on the line on Sunday afternoon.

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* Aces sweep past Belmont to complete perfect weekend

Hitting .317 with 19 kills, four aces and four digs, Giulia Cardona paced the University of Evansville volleyball team to a 3-0 victory over Belmont on Saturday evening inside Meeks Family Fieldhouse.

Cardona’s final tally led all players.  Alondra Vazquez finished with 12 kills and a team-high 13 digs and three block assists.  Kora Ruff totaled 35 assists and eight digs.

Set 1 – UE 25, BU 9
Four Purple Aces had kills in the opening five points as UE came out strong to take a 5-1 lead.  Up 11-6, Evansville scored seven in a row before pulling away for a 25-9 victory and a 1-0 match lead.  Giulia Cardona recorded eight kills in the set, including the clinching tally.

Set 2 – UE 25, BU 22
Another nice start saw UE score three of the first four points before the Bruins took their first lead of the night at 5-4.  Cardona took over when three consecutive service aces turned a 7-7 tie into a 10-7 advantage.  Belmont countered to tie the frame at 11-11 before retaking a 15-13 edge.  Emilee Scheumann posted a kill to put the Aces back on track, going in front at 18-7 and hanging on for the 25-22 triumph.

Set 3 – UE 25, BU 19
After Evansville took a 3-1 lead to open the set, Alondra Vazquez registered a kill to push the lead to 13-7.  The next segment belonged to Cardona who had back-to-back-to-back kills to make it a 19-10 game.  Looking to secure a perfect home weekend, the Aces took the frame by a final of 25-19 to finish off the 3-0 sweep.

Tuesday will mark Senior Day when the Aces complete the regular season with a 6 p.m. match against Indiana State.

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* Men's basketball travels to Saint Louis on Saturday

Squaring off on the hardwood for the first time since 1998, the University of Evansville men’s basketball team is set to take on Saint Louis on Saturday evening inside Chaifetz Arena.  Set for a 6PM tip, the game will be carried live on Bally’s Sports Midwest and ESPN+.

Last Time Out                                                                                                           
- Leading for 39 out of a possible 40 minutes, the Purple Aces opened the season with a 78-74 road win over Miami Ohio
- Kenny Strawbridge Jr. paced UE with 23 points and hit 9 of his 17 attempts
- Yacine Toumi scored the first 8 points of the night for the Aces before finishing with 15 tallies and a 2-for-4 showing from outside
- Sekou Kalle led all players with a career-high 10 rebounds

Adding Some Perspective                                                                                                           
- Monday’s victory was the first season-opening win for the program since a 79-75 triumph over Ball State in 2019
- It was the first season-opening road win in 28 years when the Aces picked up a 63-51 win over Western Michigan to open the 1994-95 season; since that time, UE opened the season on the road on six occasions and dropped each contest

What a Debut
- Knocking down 9 of his 17 attempts, Kenny Strawbridge Jr. scored 23 points to lead UE to a 78-74 win at Miami Ohio in the season opener
- His debut was the best for Evansville since DeAndre Williams scored 26 against Ball State in his first game with the program in 2019
- The effort has him tied for the top scoring average in the MVC
- Strawbridge scored a team-high 18 points in the exhibition win over Huntington

Starting Strong
- Yacine Toumi scored the first eight Aces points at Miami before finishing the game with 15 points on 5-for-9 shooting
- In seven games as a member of the Little Rock program in 2020-21, Toumi did not attempt a 3-pointer, but in the opener he was 2-for-4
- He added three rebounds, two assists and two steals
- Toumi averaged 4.0 points and 5.5 rebounds in the Aces two exhibition games

What a Debut
- Knocking down 9 of his 17 attempts, Kenny Strawbridge Jr. scored 23 points to lead UE to a 78-74 win at Miami Ohio in the season opener
- His debut was the best for Evansville since DeAndre Williams scored 26 against Ball State in his first game with the program in 2019
- The effort has him tied for the top scoring average in the MVC
- Strawbridge scored a team-high 18 points in the exhibition win over Huntington

Starting Strong
- Yacine Toumi scored the first eight Aces points at Miami before finishing the game with 15 points on 5-for-9 shooting
- In seven games as a member of the Little Rock program in 2020-21, Toumi did not attempt a 3-pointer, but in the opener he was 2-for-4
- He added three rebounds, two assists and two steals

What a Debut
- Knocking down 9 of his 17 attempts, Kenny Strawbridge Jr. scored 23 points to lead UE to a 78-74 win at Miami Ohio in the season opener
- His debut was the best for Evansville since DeAndre Williams scored 26 against Ball State in his first game with the program in 2019
- The effort has him tied for the top scoring average in the MVC
- Strawbridge scored a team-high 18 points in the exhibition win over Huntington

Scouting the Opponent
- Saint Louis opened the 2022-23 season with a 91-68 victory over Murray State on Monday
- Javonte Perkins paced the Billikens with 21 points on 6-of-14 shooting
- Gibson Jimerson completed the opener with 20 points
- Javon Pickett and Francis Okoro hauled in 13 rebounds apiece as SLU had a 48-34 rebounding edge
- Last season, Saint Louis was 23-12 and earned a berth in the Postseason NIT where they dropped an 80-68 decision against Northern Iowa

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