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 →
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 →

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 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 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 →

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 →

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 cope with difficult schedule

SIU volleyball defeated a Southeastern Conference school for the first time since 2011 for its only win of the weekend. The Salukis (2-5) played at the Sports Imports D.C. Koehl Classic this weekend. They played Florida Gulf Coast University (2-4) and ... 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 →
Freshman setter Hannah Kaminsky bumps the ball Oct. 11 during the Salukis’ three-set victory over the Drake University Bulldogs at Davies Gym. Kaminsky was named Missouri Valley Conference Freshman Player of the Week for the second time this season after recording 51 assists, 15 digs and four kills Friday during the Saluki win against the University of Evansville.
SARAH GARDNER | DAILY EGYPTIAN

Salukis continue scorching play

It has been two weeks since the SIU volleyball team knew what it was like to lose a match. The Salukis are riding a four-game winning streak and find themselves fourth in the Missouri Valley Conference standings. SIU traveled to the University of Evansville ... Continue Reading →
Freshman setter Hannah Kaminsky sets the ball Tuesday during practice at Davies Gym. Kaminsky was named Missouri Valley Conference Freshman of the Week, her first collegiate and conference award. Kaminsky earned the award after recording 29 digs, 127 assists, nine kills, three blocks and four aces last week during the Salukis’ matches against Murray State University, Indiana State University and Illinois State University.
TIFFANY BLANCHETTE | DAILY EGYPTIAN

Freshman volleyball player earns MVC honor

Many teams do not reap much production from their players during their freshman year, but setter Hannah Kaminsky has had to adjust to new strategies and develop relationships with her teammates from the start. Kaminsky, who was named the Missouri Valley ... Continue Reading →
SIU women’s volleyball players celebrate after a play Tuesday night against Murray State University in
Davies Gym. The Salukis defeated the Racers 3-1, and will face Indiana State University Friday in Terra Haute, Ind.
ZANE ECKLUND | DAILY EGYPTIAN

Salukis grab final non-conference win

The Salukis ran all over the Racers Tuesday in a match when SIU finished with more than 65 kills. The team put on a show for the crowd at Davies Gym as Pack the House Night was felt in full force. SIU took control from the beginning and won the first ... Continue Reading →
Senior outside hitters Jessica Whitehead, left, and Emily Less celebrate between plays Tuesday night against St. Louis University
at Davies Gym. The Salukis went undefeated as they claimed the first three sets. The team will head to Huntington, W. Va., Friday
for the Marshall Invitational at Marshall University.
ALEXA ROGALS | DAILY EGYPTIAN

Resilient Salukis sweep Billikens

SIU could do no wrong, and St. Louis University could do no right Tuesday during the Salukis’ home match at Davies Gym. The Salukis controlled the entire match as they came away with the three-set win 25-15, 25-19 and 25-19. It was the team’s third ... Continue Reading →
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