This weekend, the Bears entered the Elmhurst Invite II as the top-seeded opponent with other teams looking to play spoiler, but the Red and Green avoided upsets in convincing fashion by sweeping the tournament.
The Wittenberg Fall Classic started off rocky for the Bears with a narrow, five-set loss to No. 5 California Lutheran University, but the Red and Green recovered to reel off three consecutive victories against Calvin, Otterbein University and Heidelberg University.
Through eight matches of the 2014 season and another four sets against No. 5 Wittenberg University, the Washington University volleyball team had struggled to maintain consistency on offense. But in the fifth set against Wittenberg, the No. 12 Bears hit a blistering .846 attack percentage to upset the Tigers.
The team’s No. 11 ranking is its lowest ever in a preseason poll, but most of last year’s key players return and give the Bears hope for another run to a championship.
Vanessa Walby overtakes the No. 11-ranked Bears after a successful six-year stint at the University of Chicago, a University Athletic Association (UAA) conference rival.
A transitional season for the Washington University volleyball team ended in disappointment Saturday in Elmhurst, Ill., as the Bears fell in the second round of the NCAA Division III Tournament, their earliest elimination ever. The No.
OUTLOOK: What has been a disappointing season thus far for Washington University’s volleyball team can be salvaged with a deep run in the NCAA Tournament. But if the No. 11 Bears fail to win their regional and advance to the national quarterfinals, it will be their third straight year of elimination in the first weekend—the first such occurrence in program history.
The Washington University volleyball team’s season-high 12-game winning streak came to a screeching halt in the University Athletic Association Championships, and in a span of 20 hours of lackluster play, the Bears went from prospective conference champions to a team on a losing streak as it prepares for the national tournament.
Following the leave of absence he is taking this season, longtime Washington University volleyball head coach Rich Luenemann will not be returning to the team, Director of Athletics John Schael announced Wednesday. Luenemann, who joined Wash. U.
With a conference title on the line, the crowded Field House loud and its top rival on the other side of the net, Washington University’s volleyball team had its best stretch of play of the season and earned a share of the University Athletic Association regular season crown. Just two points from defeat against No. 4 Emory University, the No.