MVC volleyball tournament starts Thursday

At the start of the season, SIU volleyball made its goal a Missouri Valley Conference tournament victory; it will have the chance to capitalize this week. The MVC volleyball tournament takes place Nov. 27-29 in Cedar Falls, Iowa. Six of the ten conference ... Continue Reading →

Salukis end regular season on high note

SIU volleyball ended conference play the way it started; with a win against Evansville. The Salukis (16-14, 10-8) ended their regular season with a 3-0 win against the Evansville Purple Aces (8-22, 4-14). Freshman outside hitter Abby Barrow led the team ... Continue Reading →

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 →

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 →

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 →
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.
TIFFANY BLANCHETTE | DAILY EGYPTIAN

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 →

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 →
Senior outside hitter Emily Less, right, goes up for the kill Tuesday during the Salukis’ 3-2 loss to Middle Tennessee University at Davies Gym. SIU competed in the K-State Invitational over the weekend, defeating Siena University and losing to Kansas State University and Southeast Missouri State University. The Salukis are 2-5 on the season and will face Saint Louis University Tuesday at Davies Gym.
JON-ERIK BRADFORD | DAILY EGYPTIAN

Volleyball drops two in ‘little apple’

  The Salukis started off hot Friday morning with a sweep at the K-State Invitational in Manhattan, Kan., but faltered as the competition continued. After dropping a thrilling five-set match to Middle Tennessee State Tuesday, the team regrouped ... 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 →

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 →
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