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 Musketeers. The Blue Jays came out on top in the match (3-1) that was two points shy of heading into a fifth and decisive set. Both the first and second sets started out close but resulted in Creighton eventually capturing and holding onto the lead … Continue reading Volleyball team nears season end

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 Oct. 24 for a rematch with the then-first place Seton Hall Pirates (8-2). After losing 3-1 on Oct. 4, Xavier found itself down 12-9 in the fifth and final set before redshirt senior Alex Blair capped off an 8-3 rally with a exciting match-winning kill. … Continue reading Volleyball team fights to stick with conference leaders

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 Xavier’s “Dig Pink Night.” The event honors those who battled or are currently battling breast cancer. The team put in an impressive effort and came out on top against the Blue Demons (3-1). DePaul started out strong with a win in the first set, 25-20. … Continue reading Smith makes history