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      Truman State volleyball will start October with three big games

      Truman State travels to Missouri Western Western Wednesday and they return for home matches against Missouri-St. Louis and Maryvile Friday and Saturday.

      The Bulldogs will be hosting their annual "Dig Pink" for breast cancer awareness night on Friday, with all fans being admitted free by wearing pink.

      Different promotional events will take place throughout the night, including the accepting of donations for the "Dig for a Cure" foundation. Fans are encouraged to note the start time for Friday night's match has been pushed back to a 7:30 pm start time, to accommodate fans attending the afternoon home soccer matches. Missouri Western comes into Wednesday night's match with a 5-8 overall record, having split a pair of results at UCM (L 0-3) and Lindenwood (W 3-2) this past weekend.

      The Griffons are 1-0 at home this year, and are 1-1 against GLVC teams with a three-set loss to Rockhurst in the season-opener before downing Quincy in four sets at the same tournament.

      Erica Rottinghaus (3.02 kills/set) and Amanda Boender (1.10 blocks/set) pace the Griffons individually. Missouri-St. Louis currently sits in the West Division driver's seat at 4-1, a half-game ahead of both Truman and Rockhurst.

      The Tritons are coming off a 1-1 weekend at home, in which they defeated UW-Parkside in five before being swept by Lewis. Chelsea Burkle is one of the league-leaders in kills per set at 3.60, as the Tritons are hitting .189 as a unit. Maryville â?? at 6-9 overall and 1-4 in the GLVC â?? will travel to Quincy on Friday night before visiting Kirksville on Saturday afternoon.

      The Saints are also coming off a 1-1 weekend at home after being swept by Lewis before taking it to UW-Parkside in three sets.

      No Saints regular is hitting better than .200 on the year, with Laura Weiling averaging the top kills mark at 2.27/set.

      Courtesy Truman State Universit