Season ends after strong push in tournament play

By: Isabel Smith ~Staff Writer~ Head coach Brian Neal’s winning second season with the Musketeers came to a close this past weekend as the Xavier women’s basketball team fell to Siena College in the Women’s Basketball Invitational (WBI) quarterfinals. Xavier’s postseason run capped off a much-improved season for the Musketeers and Neal from a year ago. The team moved toward the goal of rebuilding the program by producing nine more wins than a year ago, tying Xavier for 11th on a list of best win improvement in the nation. XU entered the 16-team tournament on March 18 as a two-seed … Continue reading Season ends after strong push in tournament play

Musketeers continue road struggles

By: Brent Raines ~Staff Writer~ Xavier women’s basketball dropped its only game of the week at Butler as the Bulldogs became the third Big East team to sweep the Musketeers this season. The 71-53 defeat was another rough game for the Musketeers (15-12 overall, 7-9 Big East) who have failed to score more than 63 points in four games since they laid 91 on Marquette earlier this month. For the Bulldogs (14-13, 10-6), the win is their second after losing their first four games of the month. They went a perfect 8-0 in January. The first half was a tight … Continue reading Musketeers continue road struggles

Women’s team picks up key road win

By: Ryan O’Toole ~Staff Writer~ Coming off tough home losses to Villanova and Butler, the Xavier women’s basketball team headed to Creighton to try to gain some ground back in the Big East standings. The game featured each team jockeying for the lead, gaining ground and relinquishing it just as quickly. The Bluejays combined clutch shooting with crafty play to fend off the Musketeers. Each time Xavier made a run, Creighton found a way to turn the contest back in its favor. After opening the game on an 11-2 tear, Xavier responded with a run of its own, shooting six … Continue reading Women’s team picks up key road win