SIU wins dogfight, lose catfight

SIU volleyball split the weekend matches on the road, and will have home court advantage for the next two weekends. The Salukis (9-10, 3-4) defeated the Drake Bulldogs (9-8, 1-5) 3-1 on Friday and lost to the Northern Iowa Panthers (12-6, 7-0) 3-0 Saturday. Drake ... Continue Reading →

Hopes high regardles of rough start

The SIU volleyball team started the second half of its regular season unhappy with its record. Only six teams in the Missouri Valley Conference will make the conference tournament Nov. 27 to 29. If the season ended today, the Salukis (8-9, 2-3) would ... Continue Reading →
Senior Alex Rivera returns a serve Sept. 13 during the Saluki Invitational at SIU Arena. The Saluki volleyball
team lost its match Friday against Loyola 3-1 at Davies Gym, then swept Bradley 3-0 Saturday.
The team competes Friday at Drake University.
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Saluki volleyball splits weekend matches

The SIU volleyball team extended its losing streak on Friday, but bounced back Saturday to start a winning streak. The Salukis (8-9, 2-3) fell to the Loyola Ramblers (6-8, 2-3) in four sets Friday, but rebounded by sweeping the Bradley Braves (0-16, ... Continue Reading →

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.
Ian Mullen • Daily Egyptian

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 →
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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 →
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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 →
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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 →
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Former Rambler coaches Salukis

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