With the Washington University volleyball team already up two sets to zero, sophomore Ifeoma Ufondu went up for a kill against Wittenberg University, only to have it stuffed by a pair of blockers at the net. Without missing a beat, she volleyed the ricochet over the net and into open court, behind the surprised Tigers defenders.
As the end of the regular season quickly approaches, Washington University volleyball is in a position to enter the playoffs either through the conference’s automatic bid or by the grace of an at-large bid, thanks to the team’s No. 16 national ranking.
The Washington University volleyball team beat No. 16 Carnegie Mellon University in four sets to kick off its first University Athletic Association round robin of the season Saturday in Pittsburgh, Pa.
When every game for the past two weeks has been an adventure, it’s nice to have a laugher.
The Washington University volleyball team received that kind of blessing Tuesday night as they swept Greenville College in another strong defensive performance.
It was a humbling first couple weeks for the Washington University volleyball team. Sporting a young roster and their usual unforgiving schedule, the Bears struggled to beat ranked and unranked teams that they dispatched with ease in 2015.
Another weekend and the losses mount. After hobbling to 4-2 during what was arguably the easiest part of their season schedule, the Washington University Bears struggled again— suffering three definitive losses on their four-game California road-trip.
When the Washington University volleyball team faltered in a four-set loss to DePauw University, they could chalk it up to any number of reasons: rust, new rotations, plain luck.
The Washington University volleyball team will begin their season this weekend with a five-team round robin tournament at the Wash. U. Field House. The teams they’ll face—Knox College, Depauw University, Adrian College, Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology and Edgewood College—combined for an 82-67 record last season.
Senior Allison Zastrow committed to play volleyball at Washington University in part because of the program’s prestigious history. Four years later, the setter from Lincoln, Neb., has clinched a prominent spot in the program’s all-time ranks.
First it was No. 5 Christopher Newport University, falling in a surprise five-setter on Saturday afternoon, and then a nighttime flurry, as No. 4 Calvin College and No. 2 Emory University lost in quick succession.