The Washington University Volleyball team emerged from the Wash. U invitational this weekend unconquered and with a win over a top five team.
Down 10-18 and trailing by two sets, the Washington University volleyball team dug in and fought back, putting together a 5-1 run and closing the distance. But it wasn’t enough, as the Maroons of the University of Chicago were able to hold on to take the set and match 0-3.
Taking place in Claremont, Calif. this past weekend, the East-West Challenge pitted Wash. U. against three ranked teams, including the defending national champions, Claremont Mudd Scripps.
After defeating No. 10 Illinois Wesleyan University Wednesday night, the Bears hosted four opponents during this weekend’s Bear Invite and dispatched all of them in turn, including a trio of 3-0 sweeps and a victory over No. 13 Carthage College.
The volleyball team played their first games of the season on the road at Transylvania University this past weekend
Walby is looking to continue facing tough teams but with an extreme change of scenery. In January, she plans to take Wash. U.’s current team to Brazil to face the competition south of the equator and reward the team’s hard work with a “bit of a working vacation.”
Members of Washington University’s athletic community are taking part in Division III week this week, with the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) promoting events highlighting Wash. U. student-athletes.
The Washington University volleyball team ended their season by squandering a 14-10 fifth set lead against No. 2 Calvin.
Once again Wash. U. volleyball’s season is on the line against Calvin College. The key may lie in getting Malek, Ufondo and King clean looks.
It was vintage Bears this weekend as the Wash. U. volleyball team toped Emory with a little help from Teri Clemens.