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Volleyball has good showing at Duquesne Invitational

Volleyball has good showing at Duquesne Invitational

David Borne | Staff Writer A busy weekend of volleyball for the Dukes came to a close on Saturday night as Duquesne beat Robert Morris 3-0 at the A.J. Palumbo Center. The win over the Colonials boosted Duquesne’s record to 4-3 on the year and 3-1 for the weekend. The Dukes hosted the annual Duquesne […]

Lacey Levers overcomes injury in final season

Lacey Levers overcomes injury in final season

By Andrew Holman | Sports Editor Athletes put in countless hours of tireless work over many, many years in pursuit of receiving offers to play at the collegiate level. Once they reach the college level, the work only gets tougher. However, after three years of growing and developing inside a collegiate program, an athlete’s senior […]

Duquesne volleyball rolling in A-10 competition

Duquesne volleyball rolling in A-10 competition

By Andrew Holman | Sports Editor Adversity is a force that affects nearly every team in every sport, every season. The teams tough enough to withstand that adversity and push through it are typically the ones who find success at season’s end.   Duquesne head volleyball coach Steve Opperman has assembled and trained a group […]

Duquesne volleyball shuts out RMU 3-0

Duquesne volleyball shuts out RMU 3-0

By Danielle Hines | Staff Writer After a straight-set win over the Robert Morris Colonials this week, Duquesne volleyball has now won nine consecutive over its crosstown rival dating back to 2008. The Dukes won 3-0 (25-22, 25-21, 25-19) in under an hour and a half as junior outside hitter Molly Davet led all players […]

Senior Spotlight: Sammy Kline, Duquesne VB

Senior Spotlight: Sammy Kline, Duquesne VB

Natalie Fiorilli | Asst. Sports Editor Sammy Kline was a freshman when the Duquesne volleyball team made program history, winning its first-ever Atlantic 10 Championship, as well as debuting in its first NCAA Tournament. A mere 98 matches and 368 sets since the start of her freshman season, Kline is in the midst of her […]

Duquesne VB rides depth to perfect weekend

Duquesne VB rides depth to perfect weekend

Andrew Holman | Sports Editor After graduating a trio of seniors, which included their all-time assist leader, Mary Henry, the Duquesne volleyball program needed some young talent to step up in 2016. Winning all four of their matches in the Duquesne/Robert Morris Invitational in straight sets, made it apparent that head coach Steve Opperman had […]

DU volleyball looks to return to former dominance

DU volleyball looks to return to former dominance

Andrew Holman | Sports Editor From 2010 through the 2013, the Duquesne women’s volleyball program recorded at least 19 wins in each of those four seasons. That four-year stretch also included the best year in the history of the program, 2013, when the Dukes won both the Atlantic 10 regular season and tournament championships. In […]

Women’s volleyball falls at Palumbo

Rich Donahue | The Duquesne Duke The St. Louis Billikens defeated the Duquesne women’s volleyball team 3-2 in an Atlantic 10 matchup Sunday afternoon at the Palumbo Center. After winning the first set 25-23, the Dukes lost the second and third sets, 25-11 and 25-13 respectively. The Red & Blue ended up winning the fourth […]

Dukes setting up to win A10s

Eric Purnell | The Duquesne Duke The Duquesne volleyball team got back to their winning ways last Sunday, defeating La Salle 3-0 in what showed to be a sentimental game for the Dukes. The first set began and was a back and forth battle till the end. The Dukes squeezed out a 25-23 win at […]

Women’s volleyball remains on roll

Eric Purnell | The Duquesne Duke Sept. 29 was the last time the Duquesne women’s volleyball team lost, and even more impressively, the last time the team lost more than one set in a match. The Dukes began the month 5-0 heading into Friday night’s match against George Washington and had no plans of wavering […]