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Volleyball struggles at Ohio

By: Andrew Utz ~Staff Writer~ The Xavier volleyball team had a rough weekend at the Bobcat Invitational hosted by Ohio University. The Musketeers’ first game was Sept. 4 against the Michigan Wolverines. Michigan captured the first two sets from Xavier, scoring 21- 25 and 18-25. Xavier managed to win the third set 27-25, but the … Continue reading

Xavier announces new volleyball coach

By: Adam Tortelli ~Staff Writer~ The newest addition to Xavier’s list of prestigious head coaches received the most important phone call of her brief coaching career this past week. Just nine days after the resignation of former head coach Mike Johnson, athletic director Gregg Christopher promoted associate head coach Christy Pfeffenberger to head coach of … Continue reading

Away matches begin

By: Isabel Smith ~Staff Writer~ The Xavier women’s volleyball team posted an impressive performance in its final road match up of the season, defeating the Butler Bulldogs three sets to one. With the victory against their Big East rivals, the Musketeers helped head coach Mike Johnson record his 100th career win. Johnson joined the Xavier … Continue reading

Volleyball team nears season end

By: Isabel Smith ~Staff Writer~ Xavier women’s volleyball team had back-to-back matches as the regular season nears its end. The Musketeers battled two of their conference rivals, falling to Creighton and defeating a struggling Georgetown team. Sitting atop the Big East standings, the Creighton Blue Jays came to Cintas on Nov. 7 to face the … Continue reading

Volleyball team fights to stick with conference leaders

By: Brent Raines ~Guest Writer~ The Xavier volleyball team continued its solid season, going 3-1 in a recent four-match road trip to face conference rivals Seton Hall, Villanova, DePaul and Marquette. The strong road trip puts the Musketeers fifth in the Big East with an 8-5 conference record (15-10 overall). The road trip started on … Continue reading

Smith makes history

By: Isabel Smith ~Staff Writer~ Conference play continued for the Xavier women’s volleyball team. In the past week, the team hosted two Big East rivals, the DePaul University Blue Demons and the Butler University Bulldogs, at Cintas Center. Senior Aubree Smith once again has shown dominating performances. The match against DePaul was a part of … Continue reading

Volleyball team succeeds

By: Brendan Burris ~Staff Writer~ The second half of Xavier volleyball’s season is in full swing. The Musketeers have opened the conference schedule with a 4-3 record with wins over Georgetown, Villanova, Providence and St. John’s. The team’s Big East home opener against the Villanova Wildcats was an impressive 3-0 sweep on Oct. 3 (25-11, … Continue reading

Volleyball team faces first Big East foe

By: Adam Tortelli ~Staff Writer~ One week into Big East play Xavier women’s volleyball is still on pace for head coach Mike Johnson’s sixth straight season of at least 20 wins, currently holding a record of 8-6. The Musketeers opened conference play this past Friday in the nation’s capital with a victory against the Georgetown … Continue reading

Volleyball team continues improving

By: Isabel Smith ~Guest Writer~ Following a tough loss to the Dayton Flyers on Sept. 16, the Xavier women’s volleyball team concluded non-conference action. The Musketeers played the Lipscomb Bison on Sept. 19 at Cintas Center. The team defeated the Bison in four sets with a season-high 20 blocks. The Musketeers’ win keeps Xavier in … Continue reading

Volleyball closes Invitational

By: Adam Purvis ~Guest Writer~ Coming back home to host the third invitational of its season, the Xavier’s women’s volleyball team hosted the Millennium Hotel Invitational, which brought Ohio, Syracuse and Ohio State to Cincinnati last weekend. Its first game on Sept. 12 was against the Ohio Bobcats, with a tough loss 3-0 to begin … Continue reading

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