After hitting over .500 in both of the Valparaiso University volleyball team’s matches last weekend and leading all players in kills in both victories, sophomore right side hitter Ally Cummings (Novi, Mich./Novi) has been named the Missouri Valley Conference Offensive Player of the Week.
It’s become a standard of success for the Valparaiso University volleyball program over the years – the team reaches the 20-win mark, season after season. Saturday night, the 2018 edition of Valpo volleyball hit the milestone, sweeping Indiana State 3-0 (25-13, 25-18, 25-21) for its 20th win of the year as the program hosted its annual Pink Match.
The Valparaiso University volleyball team has won matches in numerous ways and overcome many obstacles over the coaching tenure of head coach Carin Avery, but Friday presented a new test that Valpo passed with flying colors. Playing with just one healthy middle, Valpo earned a 3-1 (25-15, 17-25, 25-14, 25-15) victory over Evansville in MVC action at the ARC Friday night to improve to 6-3 at the midway point of conference play and pick up its 19th win overall.
The Valparaiso University volleyball team passes the halfway mark of the MVC slate this weekend as it hosts the conference’s other two Indiana institutions. Friday night brings Evansville to the ARC, while Saturday night, Valpo will face Indiana State in the program’s annual Pink Match, where it will be raising money for the American Cancer Society.
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.