Volleyball continues to roll

By: Adam Tortelli ~Staff Writer~ In the midst of conference play, Xavier volleyball has been hard at work during the past two weeks, putting together a 2-1 stretch over Butler, Villanova and Seton Hall. Xavier’s head coach Christy Pfeffenberger led the team to Indianapolis on Oct. 3 to steal a victory from home team Butler. The high-octane offense, fueled by 14 kills from junior Abby Bessler, aided the team to a quick victory over the Bulldogs in three straight sets. Xavier dominated the first two sets before being tested in the third and withstanding a valiant Bulldog effort to sweep … Continue reading Volleyball continues to roll

Volleyball takes two of three in Florida

By: Josh Bozzick ~Guest Writer~ The Musketeers have a lot to smile about after returning home from their trip to Florida State University this past weekend. On Friday night they took down the Florida A&M Rattlers 3-1 (25-16, 23-25, 25-14, 25-18), thanks to 11 kills from sophomore Kristen Massa and eight kills from sophomore Lauren Frilling. Early Saturday morning in their second contest against Coastal Carolina, the Musketeers squeaked by the Chanticleers 3-2 (25-15, 21-25, 25-20, 19-25, 15-8). Junior Abbey Bessler posted 16 kills as did Massa in the victory. Later on Saturday, the Musketeers took on the tournament hosts, … Continue reading Volleyball takes two of three in Florida

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 the women’s volleyball team. Pfeffenberger, a former student-athlete at the University of Dayton from 2000 to 2004, accepted the promotion after a full decade of serving as an assistant. After graduation, Pfeffenberger became an immediate assistant for the Flyers the following season. Pfeffenberger then spent … Continue reading Xavier announces new volleyball coach