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Volleyball team looks for fresh start

By: Ryan O’Toole ~Staff Writer~ Xavier women’s volleyball is ready to get things started. After a disappointing loss to Creighton in the Big East championship, the team is looking toward an even better 2014 season. Xavier was picked to finish third in the Big East by conference head coaches in the preseason poll, with three … Continue reading

Highlighted upcoming events

By: Ryan O’Toole ~Staff Writer~   It is time for another exciting year of Xavier athletics. Both the women’s and men’s soccer teams look to start their seasons off on the right foot. The new season brings new opportunities for both teams, which showed incredible promise and potential for the up­coming season. The women begin … Continue reading

Sports Staff Writers’ Favorites from 2013-14

Staff Writer Favorite Basketball Game Favorite Moment in Sports Favorite Student Athlete Favorite Sport to Cover Favorite Article Written Favorite Game Time Snack Robert Jaimeson  Georgetown Basketball Senior Night  Justin Martin (Basketball)   Volleyball  Interview with Mike Johnson  Carmel Sodas Nikhil Jelaji  Creighton Peton Manning Performances   James Farr (Basketball)  Soccer  Student section feature  Basketball Games Adam … Continue reading

Club Volleyball season reaches peak in Reno

By: Tim Wilmes ~Staff Writer~ The women’s club volleyball team captured a 3rd place finish in Division II of the National Club Volleyball Foundation (NCVF) Collegiate Club Volleyball Championships over the weekend of April 3-5 in Reno, Nev. After earning a bye in the first round of the championship weekend by only losing to Duke … Continue reading

XU sports’ first semester of triumphs and struggles

By: Kyle Isaacs The inaugural season for the Xavier Musketeers in the newly formed Big East Conference has offered both glimpses of greatness coupled alongside inadequate performances. Regardless of the sport, the Musketeers have yet to develop their identity thus far in the new conference, unlike their previous home in the Atlantic 10, which usually … Continue reading

Women’s volleyball falls short in Big East semifinals

By: Robert Jamieson While most of us were home this Thanksgiving weekend spending time with our families and stuffing our faces with pumpkin pie, Xavier volleyball played in its first Big East Tournament. After a year of records and highlights, the team’s season ended on a sour note with a big semifinal loss to host-team … Continue reading

Women’s volleyball aims for Big East title

By: Robert Jamieson Xavier completed its home schedule over the weekend at Cintas Center with a pair of wins over Villanova and Georgetown. The two wins kept Xavier in the hunt for a possible share of the Big East regular season title with Marquette. The Musketeers will need to hope for some losses from the … Continue reading

Volleyball aces road trip

By: Tim Wilmes The Xavier women’s volleyball team had a successful road trip this weekend after a 3-2 victory at Georgetown and a 3-0 win at Villanova, giving the squad an 18-9 (9-3 Big East) record overall. Freshman outside hitter Abbey Bessler was the difference for the Musketeers against the Hoyas, carrying the team through … Continue reading

Women’s volleyball falls in four sets to Marquette

By: Robert Jamieson Xavier opened up the weekend homestand against a struggling DePaul team with a three-set win (25-19, 25-9, 25-19), giving head coach Mike Johnson his 100th career victory and 78th at Xavier. This was one of Xavier’s best matches of the year with three nearly flawless sets. XU had an errorless first set, … Continue reading

XU volleyball head coach focuses on continued growth

By: Robert Jamieson After what has proved to be an up and down season for Xavier volleyball this year, head coach Mike Johnson continues to focus on the growth of his team. Every team goes through tough losses, but Xavier has seen more than its share during this young season. The Musketeers were 0-3 in … Continue reading


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