Women’s volleyball reaches goal as season ends
Nov30

Women’s volleyball reaches goal as season ends

The 2016 season has officially come to a close for the Seton Hall volleyball team. The Pirates ended their campaign after a 3-0 loss to Creighton in the Big East Tournament on Friday, Nov. 25 in Indianapolis, Ind. They finish the season with a 16-16 overall record and a 10-8 in-conference record. While the season ended with a loss in the first round of the tournament, the 2016 season had plenty of bright spots. Senior libero Tessa...

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Pirate volleyball ends season in Big East Tournament loss
Nov25

Pirate volleyball ends season in Big East Tournament loss

The Seton Hall women’s volleyball team (16-15, 10-8) took on the Creighton Bluejays (24-6, 18-0) in the Big East Semifinals on Friday afternoon. The Bluejays defeated the Pirates (25-16, 25-19, 25-22) in straight sets. The Pirates battled their way into the tournament following back-to-back Big East wins to close out the regular season. Creighton is seeking its third straight Big East title after going undefeated in conference play....

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Fournier awarded third consecutive Libero of the Year
Nov23

Fournier awarded third consecutive Libero of the Year

Following another dominant season, senior Tessa Fournier was recognized as Big East Libero of the Year for the third straight season, becoming only the second player in Big East history to three-peat the award. Fournier not only continues her own streak, but gives Seton Hall its fifth straight Libero of the Year, as former Pirate Alyssa Warren was recognized with the honor in 2012 and 2013. “Tessa has been the heart and soul of this...

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Pirates win on Senior Night, keep Tournament hopes alive
Nov19

Pirates win on Senior Night, keep Tournament hopes alive

Seton Hall’s two seniors came up big on Senior Night in Walsh Gym to keep the team’s Big East Tournament hopes alive. Tessa Fournier and Danielle Schroeder led the way as the Pirates (16-10, 10-8) swept St. John’s (16-15, 7-11) in three straight sets (25-17, 25-22, 25-23). Fournier was dominant defensively as she has been throughout her four years at Seton Hall, coming up with 22 digs in the win. Schroeder contributed six digs...

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Volleyball wins in four sets on the road at DePaul
Nov13

Volleyball wins in four sets on the road at DePaul

The Seton Hall Pirates volleyball team recovered from a tough loss at Marquette Saturday night with a strong win Sunday at DePaul. The Pirates beat out the Blue Demons three sets to one (28-26, 21-25, 27-25, 25-17). The first set of the match was an exciting one, with the Pirates and Blue Demons battling all the way to a 28-26 score that the Pirates took to take an early match lead, 1-0. The second set was a different story for the...

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Women’s volleyball falls short in comeback attempt at Marquette
Nov12

Women’s volleyball falls short in comeback attempt at Marquette

After entering Saturday night having won four out of its last five games, Seton Hall volleyball fell in four sets at Marquette University. Junior Dominique Mason’s team-leading 12 kills was not enough to rally a Pirate comeback. The first set, the most separated set of the game, ended 25-13, a win by way of Marquette. After an early 4-3 lead, the Pirates were never able to get their backs off the wall and regain the lead. As Seton...

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Seton Hall volleyball outlasts Villanova in five-set thriller
Nov06

Seton Hall volleyball outlasts Villanova in five-set thriller

After Friday night’s big win for Pirate volleyball over Georgetown, Seton Hall head coach Allison Yaeger told her team that Saturday night’s showdown with Villanova was a must-win. Her message was received. Behind the strong play of Danielle Schroeder and Dominique Mason, the Pirates (14-14) knocked off Villanova (16-10) in a five-set thriller (27-25, 25-14, 17-25, 21-25, 15-11). The Pirates got off to a hot start, taking the first...

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Volleyball keeps Tournament hopes alive with win over Georgetown
Nov05

Volleyball keeps Tournament hopes alive with win over Georgetown

Seton Hall volleyball (13-14) defeated the Georgetown Hoyas (6-20) in four sets (25-21, 14-25, 25-8, 25-15) on Friday night. The Pirates, coming off of a straight set victory against Providence on Oct. 29, rode the momentum into Friday’s win and controlled play throughout, concluding with a dominant final two sets. This victory was Seton Hall’s second win over the Hoyas this season and improved the Pirates’ conference record to 7-7...

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Fournier goes from walk-on to Hall history books
Nov02

Fournier goes from walk-on to Hall history books

Senior libero Tessa Fournier has meant progress for Seton Hall University volleyball in her four years with the program. Now in the team’s fifth season under head coach Allie Yaeger, the Pirates started off slowly improving over the first two years with a new coach at the helm, peaking with a marvelous season in 2014 that found themselves in the NCAA Tournament for the first time in school history. After losing so many vital pieces...

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Women’s volleyball sweeps Providence in home win
Oct30

Women’s volleyball sweeps Providence in home win

The Seton Hall volleyball team defeated the Providence Friars three sets to none on Saturday, Oct. 29 in the Walsh Gymnasium. The Pirates got off to a strong start, scoring six unanswered points to begin the first set and eventually getting ahead 13-3. The Friars pulled within six but were unable to overcome the deficit, as Seton Hall easily won the first set 25-14. Both teams played well to begin the second set, but Seton Hall again...

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Women’s volleyball falls in three sets to powerhouse Creighton
Oct29

Women’s volleyball falls in three sets to powerhouse Creighton

The Creighton Blue Jays stormed into Walsh Gymnasium on Friday night undefeated in Big East play. The Blue Jays would leave just the same, beating Seton Hall three sets to none, off a dominant display up front by sophomore Taryn Kloth and junior Marysa Wilkinson. The two combined for 22 kills and nine blocks, beating out the top-two Pirates in both categories by considerable margin, with Abby Thelen and Cherise Hennigan combining for...

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Volleyball coach’s sacrifices have resulted in success
Oct27

Volleyball coach’s sacrifices have resulted in success

At the end of a day of ballet dancing,  Allie Yaeger sat in her parent’s car crying with her toe shoes still on her feet. She knew it would be her last day dancing after 13 years. Volleyball had taken over yet another of her many activities as a 14-year-old. “It was a big part of my life and my mom said you have to pick,” Yaeger said. “There is no competitiveness when it comes to dance and volleyball was everything for me. I...

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