MVC volleyball tournament starts Thursday

At the start of the season, SIU volleyball made a Missouri Valley Conference tournament victory its goal; it will have the chance to accomplish that this week. The MVC volleyball tournament takes place Thursday through Saturday in Cedar Falls, Iowa. ... 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 →

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 →

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 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 →

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 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 →
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 →

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 →
(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.
Ian Mullen • Daily Egyptian

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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