Volleyball preview

When: 7 p.m., Friday, Oct. 10What: Portland State (12-4, 5-1) at Eastern Washington (6-9, 3-3)Where: Reese Court, Cheney, Wash.On the air: www.bigskytv.org (audio and video), www.goviks.com (statistics)

Stars: The Eagles boast talent in junior outside hitter Hayley Hills, who leads the Big Sky Conference in kills per game with a 4.3 average. Sophomore middle blocker Chenoa Coviare is also among the conference’s elite in blocks. Coviare averages just under a block per game. Portland State will continue to rely upon junior setter Nique Fradella and senior libero Jalen Pendon-Thomas to guide them through a tough road test.

Just a taste: The Vikings split their two road matches last weekend and the trip to Eastern Washington could provide another difficult match. Both squads swept the opponent on their home court last season. The Eagles are looking to get back on track after a disappointing 3-3 start to begin Big Sky play.