A potent attack from Bradley proved to be too much for the Valparaiso University volleyball team to overcome on the road on Saturday evening, as the Braves came away with a 3-0 (25-23, 25-15, 25-16) victory.
A game battle for second place in the Missouri Valley Conference standings went against the Valparaiso University volleyball team Friday night, as a short-handed Valpo squad fell at Illinois State by a 3-1 (25-15, 21-25, 25-22, 25-21) final.
The Valparaiso University volleyball team faces a key road trip this weekend against a pair of top-four MVC opponents. Valpo takes on an Illinois State squad which sits in a second-place tie with the Brown and Gold Friday evening before facing off with Bradley Saturday night. Valpo enters the weekend just two wins shy of 20 for the season.
It was something that fans at the ARC haven’t witnessed in nearly a decade. After dropping the first two sets Friday night in MVC play to Loyola, the Valparaiso University volleyball team regrouped and, buoyed by a raucous crowd, roared from behind to win the next two sets and then, in the fifth frame, claimed six of the match’s final seven points to take down the Ramblers, 3-2 (19-25, 23-25, 25-19, 25-22, 15-12). The win pushes Valpo’s record to 18-3 overall and leaves the team alone in second place in The Valley standings at 5-1.
The Valparaiso University volleyball team closes out a four-match homestand at the ARC Friday night as Loyola makes the short trip in from Chicago to take on the Brown and Gold. Free volleyball t-shirts will be distributed to the first 150 students in attendance.
The Valparaiso University volleyball team tangled with a UNI team receiving votes in the AVCA top-25 poll on Saturday night at the ARC in front of a raucous crowd, but Valpo would see its 11-match winning streak come to an end as the Panthers edged their way to a set four win to close out a 3-1 (25-20, 19-25, 25-21, 25-23) decision.
The 2018 Valparaiso University volleyball team now stands alone for the best start to a season in program history, improving to 17-2 on Friday night and winning its 11th consecutive match with an impressive 3-0 (25-11, 25-16, 25-18) sweep of Drake at the ARC. Sophomore Rylee Cookerly (Brownsburg, Ind./Brownsburg) hit the 1,000-dig mark for her career in the win, which sets up a Saturday night matchup at the ARC of Missouri Valley Conference unbeatens, as UNI comes to town at 7 p.m.
The Valparaiso University volleyball team continues a four-match homestand with a pair of stiff tests at the ARC for Homecoming weekend. A 12-4 Drake squad comes to town Friday night to start off the weekend, and then perennial power UNI visits on Saturday evening as Valpo looks to extend a 10-match winning streak and the best start in program history.
Three matches in four days proved to be no problem to kick off the Missouri Valley Conference schedule for the Valparaiso University volleyball team, as Valpo returned home on Monday and won its 10th consecutive match with a 3-0 (25-21, 25-14, 25-18) sweep of Southern Illinois at the ARC. Valpo improves to 16-2 for just the second time in program history and now sits at a perfect 3-0 in MVC action.