XU volleyball craves victory in 2021

Head Coach Christy Pfeffenberger looks ahead to fall season By Jake Geiger, Staff WRiter After pandemic postponements forced the women’s volleyball team to play their season in spring instead of the fall, Xavier volleyball is gearing up for a normal 2021 season.  Head Coach Christy Pfeffenberger emphasized that the team will need more endurance mentally and physically to achieve success after its back-to-back seasons. She also stressed the need for players to enter the season on Aug. 4 at the ”necessary fitness level to get going.”  “We were playing the best we had all season and felt our season ended … Continue reading XU volleyball craves victory in 2021

Volleyball ready for Big East play

By: Julia Haber ~Guest Writer~ The Xavier women’s volleyball team is currently prepping for its Big East opener against St. John’s, which will take place on Sept. 23 in New York. The Musketeers are led by a variety of players and will need to be on top of their game against a competitive Red Storm squad. Senior Abby Bessler has led the team, recording 191 kills in just 13 matches, which is good for second in the conference. She is coming off a strong 2015 season that saw her win the Big East Player of the Year award. Second on … Continue reading Volleyball ready for Big East play

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