Dawgs bark back and forth about plays

Communication is key and honesty is the best policy. Those are two mottos that relate to life, but are common practice in team sports, especially SIU volleyball. “I don’t think there’s another sport that has six people in such close proximity to ... Continue Reading →

Dawgs drop two road matches

SIU volleyball finds itself on a new streak, but not one it was hoping for. The Salukis (7-8, 1-2) continued conference play this weekend on the road with a 3-1 loss against the Illinois State University Redbirds (9-5, 3-0) on Friday at the Redbird Arena, ... Continue Reading →

Pippen leads Salukis to wins against Evansville and SEMO

Rivals cannot be counted out until it’s all said and done. The Saluki volleyball team (7-6, 1-0) started conference play with a win against University of Evansville (4-9, 0-1) in four sets. It also defeated Midwest non-conference rival Southeast Missouri ... Continue Reading →
Sophomore Meg Viggars, left, junior Taylor Pippen, center and freshman Abby Barrow jump to block a ball Saturday during the Saluki Invitational at Saluki Stadium. The Salukis play against the University of Evansville at 7p.m. Friday in Davies Gym.
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Salukis sweep Skyhawks on the road

SIU volleyball has its longest winning streak of the season heading into conference play. The Salukis (5-6) defeated the University of Tennessee-Martin (5-6) in three sets Tuesday night for the last midweek match of the season. SIU held the Skyhawks ... Continue Reading →

Rosignol perseveres through injury

It usually means the end of a season for an athlete after a torn ACL, but it doesn’t have to be the end of their career. Freshman volleyball player Alex Rosignol tore her ACL playing basketball in the summer before her senior year of high school. The ... Continue Reading →

Dawgs bounce back after cat chase

SIU volleyball doesn’t have to worry about playing more than two matches in a 24-hour period again until Thanksgiving for the Missouri Valley Conference Tournament. The Salukis (4-6) hosted the Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne Mastodons ... Continue Reading →

Dawgs bounce back after cat chase

SIU volleyball doesn’t have to worry about playing more than two matches in a 24-hour period again until Thanksgiving for the Missouri Valley Conference Tournament. The Salukis (4-6) hosted the Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne Mastodons ... Continue Reading →

Salukis host tournament before MVC play

SIU’s volleyball team will play its first home game this weekend, but won’t be playing in its usual gym. The Salukis (2-5) will be hosting the Saluki Invitational in the SIU Arena for the first time since 2012. The tournament will be played in the ... Continue Reading →

Fredriksson’s history speaks high volumes

It took one Saluki volleyball player nearly two months longer to arrive in Carbondale than the rest of the team. Freshman outside hitter Nellie Fredriksson comes from Sweden, where she became the youngest player to play in the Elitserien League. The Elitserien ... Continue Reading →

Salukis drop first three matches of season

SIU volleyball won 10 percent of its sets this weekend on the way to three straight losses. The Salukis (0-3) started their season in the Illini Classic with matches against California State University, Long Beach (1-2), the No. 11 University of Illinois ... Continue Reading →
(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.
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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 →
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