Cedarville Volleyball Succumbs to Walsh Defense, Loses in 5 Sets
As the ball dropped to the gym floor, the crowds’ cheers quieted as the match came to a dramatic close, with Cedarville falling to Walsh in five sets.
Despite this, head coach Greg Smith felt positive about the direction that his team is headed in.
“I do feel like we're growing, we're getting better,” Smith said.
After dropping a close first set 28-26, the Yellow Jackets won the following two sets 25-16 and 25-19. They then dropped the last two sets, ...
Cedarville Volleyball Bounces Back Against Tiffin, Wins in 4 Sets
By Julia Swain
As the ball hit the floor, Cedarville players leaped and celebrated as their five-match losing streak ended in triumph. Coming into Tuesday night’s match against Tiffin, Cedarville looked to bounce back and win their first conference game. They did just that, winning in four sets and improving their record to 3-5.
One crucial aspect of the match was how the Lady Yellow Jackets responded to their losing streak. The team’s positive attitude was seemingly one ...
Cedarville Volleyball Team Struggles Against West Liberty, Loses In Four Sets
By Julia Swain
When Friday night’s match began, Cedarville already had a loss on the day against Seton Hill University and was 2-3 on the season overall. Struggles continued for the Lady Yellow Jackets as they dropped 3 of 4 sets to fall to West Liberty and drop to 2-4 on the year.
The crucial part of the match came in the fourth set, which was a struggle for the Lady Yellow Jackets due to a lack of communication on the floor and difficulty passing effectively. This allowed the ...
Volleyball Seniors Celebrate Last Game of the Season with a Win
by Carolina Zimbron
In the last game of her career, senior middle hitter Lauren Willow led Cedarville University volleyball to a 3-0 victory over Ohio Dominican Thursday night. The Lady Jackets won by scores of 26-25, 27-25, and 25-13 to end their 2021-2022 season with a win.
Junior libero Mallory Delamarter had three service aces and fourteen digs, and junior outside hitter Payton Krahn had eight kills and ten digs for Cedarville. Leading the team was senior outside hitter Liene Miller ...
Volleyball Falls 3-1 at Home to Ashland
by Grace Mowery
The Cedarville Lady Jackets came into the Friday night home game against Ashland University off a sweep over Kentucky Wesleyan last weekend and were looking to continue their strong showing against the division-leading Eagles and add to their 3-1 record at home. The Jackets are now 9-12 on the season and 6-8 in the G-MAC. The postseason is looking less certain for Cedarville after the loss.
However, the Eagles' relentless offensive pressure overcame Cedarville’s defense ...
Miller and Hensley Lead Jackets to Third Straight Win
by Abigail Hintz
Lady Jackets volleyball took down G-MAC defensive rivals the Ursuline College Arrows 3-1 (21-25, 25-20, 25-23, 25-20) on Saturday afternoon for their third straight win. The Jackets now move to 5-6 in the conference and 8-10 overall and are in a great spot after their two weekend wins to make the postseason tournament.
The Jackets were led by senior outside hitter Liene Miller and junior outside hitter Riley Hensley with 20 kills apiece. Hensley showed an impressive 20 ...
Cedarville Volleyball Rolls to Victory Over Lake Erie
by Josh Decker
The Cedarville Lady Jackets dominated a struggling Lake Erie side 3-0 on Friday night. The win improves Cedarville’s record to 7-10 on the season and gives the Lady Jackets positive momentum following a long stretch of road games.
The offense was rolling for the Lady Jackets, finishing the match with 38 kills and 9 aces.
Cedarville was led by senior Liene Miller who contributed 14 kills, followed by junior Riley Hensley who had 10 kills. Junior Hannah Willow added nine ...
Willow Gets 1,000th Kill in Lady Jackets Volleyball Sweep
by Abigail Hintz
For a while, it didn't feel Cedarville volleyball was ever going to get their season rolling after they were forced to move then drop out of their first home tournament due to COVID-19 protocols. But after a long weekend away to start things out the Lady Jackets opened G-MAC play in their home opener on Friday night to a packed house in Callan with over 1,050 in attendance and with a big 3-0 win over the Kentucky Wesleyan Panthers. The Jackets took each set by scores of 25-16, ...
CU Volleyball Brings Murphy Full Circle
The assistant volleyball coach came to know the Lord through the program.
by Abigail Hintz
Callie Murphy grew up going to church. She also grew up playing volleyball. And those were two separate things. No matter what.
Until they weren’t.
Murphy grew up in a competitive family. They were obsessed with athletics, and though they considered themselves to be a Christian home, athletics ultimately came first. It was okay to miss church as long as it was for sports. This created an ...
Volleyball Recap: Jackets Look Forward To Rising Squad
by Tim Smith
A wise man once said, “There’s a first time for everything.”
In 2021, that includes traversing a women’s volleyball season amidst a national pandemic.
What started off on rocky and uncertain terms soon became a successful 9-4 season for the Cedarville women’s volleyball team, along with a deep run in the G-MAC tournament. It was unlike anything any of the coaches or players had experienced before.
“I felt like the team navigated through the season well,” ...