(Left to Right) Junior Taylor Pippen, senior Kat Agson and sophomore Meg Viggars retrieve volleyballs after a drill Monday in Davies Gym. The Salukis open their season Friday at the Illini Classic in Champaign.
Ian Mullen • Daily Egyptian

Volleyball starts season with excitement

SIU’s volleyball team was picked to finish fifth in the Missouri Valley Conference, but the players want to prove the polls wrong. The Salukis made the conference championship match as the third seed of the tournament last year, but fell 3-0 to Wichita ... Continue Reading →

Former Rambler coaches Salukis

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Volleyball legend motivates Dawgs

Mike Hebert retired from coaching volleyball at the University of Minnesota in 2011, but said he was not ready to give the game up all together. Herbert has traveled to visit teams during preseason the past three years to talk to and motivate them. SIU ... Continue Reading →

Recruiting pays off for Saluki volleyball

Three high school volleyball players have signed on the dotted line and will make Carbondale their home next fall. Abby Barrow, Anna Himan and Gabriella Shepherd each signed their National Letters of Intent to join the Salukis and help a program coming ... Continue Reading →
Sophomore middle blocker Taylor Pippen spikes the ball Nov. 22 against
Illinois State University at Davies Gym. The volleyball team competed in the
Missouri Valley Conference Volleyball Championships Thursday, where they
defeated Bradley University in four sets and advanced to the semi-finals
held Friday. The win was the Salukis’ first in the MVC Tournament since 2002.
The team then recorded their second tournament win on Friday defeating
Northern Iowa in four sets advancing to the championship match against
Wichita State University. The Salukis fell to Wichita State after three sets and
earned second overall in the MVC Tournament. The team ended their season
with an overall record of 20-13
Junior guard Mike Balogun drives the ball against Missouri University
of Science and Technology sophomore guard Zachary Ellis Nov. 21
during the Salukis’ 96-74 win at SIU Arena. Balogun recorded a careerhigh
21 points Saturday during the Salukis loss to Chicago State
University and was one of six players to score in the double digits
against the Cougars. The Salukis host Western Kentucky University at
3:05 p.m. Saturday at SIU Arena.

Salukis fall in MVC Championship

After the final point was lost, coach Justin Ingram said it is going to sting, but his team will have its heads held high. SIU finished in second place Saturday after falling to the No. 1 seed Wichita State University Shockers in the Missouri Valley Conference ... Continue Reading →
Senior outside hitter Emily Less goes up for a spike Friday during a matchup
against Illinois State University at Davies Gymnasium. Less and fellow seniors
Jessica Whitehead and Emily Braten were recognized for their contributions
to the women’s volleyball team on Senior Night Saturday after defeating
Indiana State University. The win against Indiana tied the school record for
the most conference wins with 13 this season. Beginning Thursday, Salukis
will go on to compete in Wichita, Kan., at the 2013 Missouri Valley Conference
Championships where they will face Bradley University.

Salukis clinch three seed in MVC Tourney

  After winning two matches this past weekend, the Salukis were able to grab the third seed in the upcoming conference tournament. SIU welcomed Illinois State University Friday for “Spike Out Hunger” night, and Indiana State University Saturday ... Continue Reading →
Senior outside hitter Jessica Whitehead goes up for an attack Friday during the Salukis 3-0 win over the University of Evansville at Davies Gymnasium. Whitehead led the team with 14 kills and the Salukis are now 16-12 overall. They will play at home Friday, Nov. 22 against Illinois State University.

Volleyball comes together at right time

  More than 500 fans packed Davies Gymnasium Friday night as the Salukis won their fourth straight match in a sweep of the University of Evansville. “It was the best crowd since I’ve been a Saluki,” Coach Justin Ingram said. “I was amazed ... Continue Reading →

Volleyball enters final stretch

  Cedar Falls has not been kind to the Salukis the past few decades, but after this weekend SIU volleyball picked up its first win at the University of Northern Iowa since 1985. It was another successful road trip for SIU. After knocking off then ... Continue Reading →
Senior outside hitter Emily Less, left, prepares to spike a ball set up by freshman setter Hannah Kaminsky Saturday during the Salukis’ five-set victory over Wichita State University at Davies Gym. Less tallied five spikes and five kills against the Shockers, whom the Salukis had not defeated since 2002. The Salukis travel to Northern Iowa University Friday for their final road trip of the regular season.

Remy Abrought | Daily Egyptian

Volleyball upsets Shockers in five sets at Davies

The women’s volleyball team started the weekend with a tough loss, but ended it with a win over conference and national power, the Wichita State University Shockers. SIU welcomed Missouri State University to Davies Gym Friday for the annual Dig for ... Continue Reading →

Braves end Salukis’ winning streak

The exciting ride the SIU volleyball team had been on the past few weeks was cut short with a loss to Bradley University Saturday. The Salukis were on a four-game winning streak going into Friday’s match at Loyola University, where they won in four ... Continue Reading →
Freshman setter Hannah Kaminsky bumps the ball Oct. 11 during the Salukis’ three-set victory over the Drake University Bulldogs at Davies Gym. Kaminsky was named Missouri Valley Conference Freshman Player of the Week for the second time this season after recording 51 assists, 15 digs and four kills Friday during the Saluki win against the University of Evansville.

Salukis continue scorching play

It has been two weeks since the SIU volleyball team knew what it was like to lose a match. The Salukis are riding a four-game winning streak and find themselves fourth in the Missouri Valley Conference standings. SIU traveled to the University of Evansville ... Continue Reading →
Sophomore middle blocker Taylor Pippen prepares to spike the ball Friday during the Salukis' victory over the Drake University Bulldogs at Davies Gym. Pippen recorded nine kills during the match. Pippen also posted a career-high 21 kills Saturday against the first Saluki win against the University of Northern Iowa since 1993.
Sarah Gardner | Daily Egyptian

Salukis fight off Panthers, leash Bulldogs

Tyler Dixon Daily Egyptian The SIU volleyball team only dropped one set during the two weekend matches and beat Northern Iowa on Saturday for the first time since 1993. The Salukis entered Friday’s match against Drake at 3-3 in the Missouri Valley Conference ... Continue Reading →
Sophomore middle blocker Taylor Pippen and freshman setter Meg Viggars block the ball Sept. 27 during the match against Bradley University at Davies Gym. The Salukis split their two-game weekend, losing 3-0 to Wichita State University Friday and defeating Missouri State University 3-2 Saturday. Pippen put 10 points on the board for SIU against Wichita State and doubled her scoring points against Missouri State, tallying 20.5 on the board.

Volleyball reaches .500 in MVC play

SIU women’s volleyball wrapped up another tough Missouri Valley Conference weekend where it faced Wichita State Friday and was able to get its first win at Missouri State since 1998 Saturday. The Salukis have split the last three weekends against MVC ... Continue Reading →
Senior outside hitter Jessica Whitehead spikes the ball Friday during
the match against Bradley University at Davies Gym. Whitehead tallied
17 kills for the Salukis, but the team lost to the Braves in the five-set
match 3-2. The team travels to Wichita, Kan., Friday to take on Wichita
State University.

Volleyball bounces back against Loyola

The Salukis fell in their first match of Family Weekend, but kept their composure and evened their record in conference play. After dropping a heart-breaking five-set match against the Bradley Braves Friday, the Salukis did not hang their heads, but ... Continue Reading →

Salukis split weekend

  The SIU volleyball team had a bumpy start to the season, finding its rhythm after sweeping Evansville but falling in three sets to Illinois State. The Salukis traveled to Indiana State Friday where they cut down the Sycamores, and then to Normal ... Continue Reading →
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