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 →
Freshman defensive specialist Allie Mueller serves Saturday during a scrimmage at Carterville High School. The team is preparing for their first game on Aug. 30 for the IPFW Invitational in Fort Wayne, Ind.

Senior players set freshmen up for success

  lot of production after four players graduated last season, leaving this year’s seniors to lead the team that includes of seven freshmen. Seniors Elly Braaten from Hastings, Minn., studying sports administration; Emily Less, from Decatur studying ... Continue Reading →

Saluki volleyball hits aces in classroom

  Academic honors have been common for the Salukis over the past few years. The team earned their eighth consecutive American Volleyball Coaches Association Team Academic Award this past season with a spring 2013 cumulative GPA of 3.628. The award ... Continue Reading →

Salukis fall to Redbirds

The Salukis’ best season in 10 years ended early as the team lost its first game of the Missouri Valley Conference tournament. SIU finished with a 21-9 overall record and 11-7 in conference after losing in three sets to Illinois State (18-12, 11-7) ... Continue Reading →

Final games prep volleyball for postseason

Saluki Volleyball split its matches this weekend, as it lost to Illinois State in a close contest Friday but defeated Indiana State Saturday. The Saluki women played point for point against the Redbirds but fell by the score of 19-25, 25-23, 18-25, 25-19 ... Continue Reading →

Team marks 20th win in season

Four seniors honored in final home match  After knocking down the last point and kill of Saturday’s match, senior Laura Thole turned to celebrate a win with her team and fellow seniors in the last match at Davies Gymnasium. “Getting any point is ... Continue Reading →

SIU beats Evansville in four set matchup

The volleyball team’s second win over Evansville this season put SIU fourth in the Missouri Valley Conference standings. After losing the first set to Evansville (3-11, 8-19 MVC), the Salukis bounced back to take the last three sets 25-22, 26-24, 25-12 ... Continue Reading →

SIU splits weekend matches

The second set seemed to change both matches for the Salukis during the team’s weekend play. Despite the Bulldogs’ early three-point edge, SIU (18-6, 8-5 MVC) held on to take Friday’s first set. Despite the Salukis’ easy first-set win, Drake (3-19, ... Continue Reading →

SIU defeats Bears, loses to Shockers

The women’s volleyball team saw mixed results during its two weekend matches as it dominated the first but fell short in the second. The now fourth-place Salukis are in the top five of all but one Missouri Valley Conference statistic, including its ... Continue Reading →

Salukis split conference matches

The Saluki volleyball team took the season’s first away conference win Friday, but the SIU offense could not keep up with Northern Iowa Saturday in a three-set loss that brought the Salukis to 16-4 overall and 6-4 in the Missouri Valley Conference. The ... Continue Reading →

Efficient offense key in Evansville sweep

Mayes posts career-high .842 hitting percentage  The Salukis swept conference competitor Evansville with an energetic and efficient offense Friday. The match was the team’s annual Dig for the Cure event, where the players wore pink socks and headbands ... Continue Reading →

Volleyball takes two MVC matches

The Salukis won both conference matchups this weekend after losing two on the road last weekend. SIU is now 13-3 overall and 4-2 in Missouri Valley Conference play, ranking the team in third place. The team has won all eight home games, the first time ... Continue Reading →

SIU sets up weekend matches

Coming off two conference losses, the volleyball team has practiced this week for the next two Missouri Valley Conference matches. The Salukis will start weekend play against Creighton at 7 p.m. in Davies Gymnasium for Pack the House night. Creighton ... Continue Reading →

Volleyball team loses two on the road

The Salukis lost two Missouri Valley Conference matchups this weekend, which halted the team’s 11-match win streak. SIU lost in four sets to Missouri State Friday and then lost in three sets to Wichita State Saturday, which brought the team to 2-2 in ... Continue Reading →

Volleyball beats SEMO in five sets

In the first match this season that went into five sets, the Salukis won a hard-fought battle to extend their winning streak to nine. The Salukis continued non-conference play in their first home game at Davies Gymnasium against the Redhawks after coming ... Continue Reading →
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