Saluki specializes to serve

A serving specialist in volleyball has a similar role to that of a field goal kicker in football; they both come into the game without warming up and are expected to perform a critical task. Sophomore libero/defensive specialist Leah Edgerton played ... Continue Reading →

Pippen creates SIU legacy

One SIU volleyball player is on pace to become one of the most efficient Salukis of all time. Junior hitter Taylor Pippen has a .408 hitting percentage, which would be the highest single season percentage in Saluki history. Sonya Locke, who hit .369 ... Continue Reading →

SIU gets last look at potential postseason opponents

SIU volleyball got one last look at two teams that clinched a spot in the Missouri Valley Conference tournament. The Salukis (15-14, 9-8) extended their win-streak to five matches by upsetting the Missouri State Bears (17-10, 10-5) 3-2 Friday. The streak ... Continue Reading →
Freshman middle hitter Alex Rosignol, left, and redshirt freshman outside hitter Andrea Estrada jump to block the ball Saturday during the Saluki’s 3-0 win against Drake University. The team has the shortest average height in the Missouri Valley Conference, with an average of 5-foot-7. Coach Justin Ingram said height is not the most important aspect of success in volleyball.
Brent Meske • Daily Egyptian

Salukis fight great heights with short squad

Consider SIU volleyball the tiny, but dangerous volleyball team. The Salukis have the shortest average listed height in the Missouri Valley Conference at slightly above 5-foot-7. Coach Justin Ingram said height could be important, but how high the player ... Continue Reading →

Salukis sweep weekend’s games

Saluki athletics had an extremely successful weekend. Four sports played in five games this weekend with SIU coming out as the victor in all five games. SIU football defeated Missouri State. Volleyball won both of its matches. And both the men’s and ... Continue Reading →

Seniors go out with an important win

Three SIU volleyball seniors had their final appearances in Davies Gymnasium Saturday against the Drake Bulldogs. SIU won the match 3-0, and qualified for the Missouri Valley Conference tournament. Three seniors, outside hitter Kat Agson, student assistant ... Continue Reading →

Salukis clinch tournament berth

SIU volleyball clinched a Missouri Valley Conference tournament bid for the third consecutive year with back-to-back wins this weekend. The Salukis extended their win streak to four matches with an upset against the Northern Iowa Panthers (17-9, 11-3) ... Continue Reading →

Salukis shift playing time before fall back

SIU volleyball started the second half of Missouri Valley Conference play last week with a new look to the lineup. Coach Justin Ingram put freshman middle hitter Alex Rosignol into the starting lineup Oct. 24 against Indiana State for sophomore middle ... Continue Reading →

Salukis generate breathing room among MVC

Everything seemed to go right for SIU volleyball this weekend. The Salukis (12-13, 6-7) defeated the Bradley Braves (1-22, 1-12) 3-0 on Friday, and the Loyola Ramblers (7-15, 3-10) 3-0 on Saturday. But it was not just their success that worked out in ... Continue Reading →
Christopher Dion, center, a senior from Villa Park studying civil engineering, and Michael Giusto, a junior from Lansing studying anthropology, dance Friday
during a time out of the Salukis’ 3-1 win against Indiana State University at Davies Gym. Dion said he has attended nearly every home game, bringing signs he
made to motivate the team. Giusto said he dances during every time out to keep his enthusiasm. “It pumps me up, it makes me want to keep cheering for the
team,” Giusto said.
Lewis Marien • Daily Egyptian

Davies Crazies boost team at home

Students, families and the swimming and diving teams were all in support of SIU volleyball to give Davies Gym its 10th highest attendance Friday against Indiana State. Davies Gym held 615 fans in the Maroon Game on Friday. The Salukis defeated the Sycamores ... Continue Reading →

Salukis earn revenge, but fall again

SIU volleyball earned revenge against one rival, but was beat by another. The Salukis split the weekend matches with a 3-1 win against Indiana State on Friday and a 3-0 loss to Illinois State on Saturday. Both teams defeated the Salukis earlier this season ... Continue Reading →

Salukis earn revenge, but fall again

SIU volleyball earned revenge against one rival, but was beat by another. The Salukis split the weekend matches with a 3-1 win against Indiana State on Friday and a 3-0 loss to Illinois State on Saturday. Both teams defeated the Salukis earlier this ... Continue Reading →

Saluki carries memory of friend to SIU

The SIU volleyball team started training in June, giving one player little time to mourn her friend’s death. Freshman libero/defensive specialist Gabriella Shepherd became friends with Madison Angus in Sue Wunderlich’s fourth grade class at Pioneer ... Continue Reading →

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 →
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