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.
Ian Mullen • Daily Egyptian

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.
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 →

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 →

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.
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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 →

Volleyball legend motivates Dawgs

Mike Hebert retired from coaching volleyball at the University of Minnesota in 2011, but said he was not ready to give the game up all together. Herbert has traveled to visit teams during preseason the past three years to talk to and motivate them. SIU ... Continue Reading →

Quiet down in front

Sophomore volleyball player Taylor Pippen, left, gets ready to watch a movie with Nevaeh Wright, center, and Addie Moccia Saturday at SIU Arena. Wright and Moccia were two participants during Kids Night Out, an event in which student athletes watched ... Continue Reading →

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 →

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 →

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 →
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