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 the invitational. The first set was close, with one team leading by no more than three points until they tied at 12. Ohio gained the lead and won the set 25-22, even with seven kills from the Muskies. Responding with four unanswered points in the … Continue reading Volleyball closes Invitational

Volleyball team shows success in Missouri

By: Adam Purvis ~Guest Writer~ After sweeping its first invitational, Xavier women’s volleyball headed to the University of Missouri last weekend for the 2014 Mizzou Tiger Invitational with hopes of taking another three game sweep. The Musketeers first faced the Oakland University Golden Grizzlies on Sept. 5 and won 3-0. While taking every set, the Musketeers broke ties multiple times in the first set and won after a 12 point breakaway 25-11. In the second set, Xavier was up 20-14 with hopes to put the Golden Grizzlies away when Oakland caught fire with five unanswered points. Xavier retaliated with five … Continue reading Volleyball team shows success in Missouri

Volleyball team off to explosive start

By: Ryan O’Toole ~Staff Writer~ The Xavier women’s volleyball team is off to a roaring start. The team opened the season at home with the Queen City Invitational, sweeping the competition and earning a glowing 3-0 record to begin the year. Xavier’s first opponent, UC Irvine, did not make things easy. The Anteaters nabbed the first set, 25-23, despite the point-for-point play by both teams. Xavier came back with conviction, winning the next three sets by scores of 25-15, 25-20 and 25-14 to secure the victory. Seniors owned the night. Aubree Smith had 31 assists while Sariah Suryadevara contributed with … Continue reading Volleyball team off to explosive start