Thelen reflects on her Seton Hall career
Nov28

Thelen reflects on her Seton Hall career

Volleyball senior Abby Thelen was named to the All-Big East First Team for the second consecutive year last week. While the honor shows what Thelen has meant to Seton Hall, it is only a small part of her impact on the program. Thelen is one of only six players in Seton Hall history with over 1,300 career kills, while also ranking fifth in school history in attacks with more than 3,500. On the defensive end, she made her impact by...

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Pirates fight hard in loss to Xavier
Oct27

Pirates fight hard in loss to Xavier

On Friday, the Seton Hall women’s volleyball team lost, 3-1, to Xavier University. The loss drops the Pirates to 8-17, including 3-9 in conference play. The first set began neck-and-neck. On the back of Sophia Coffey’s six assists and Abby Thelen’s four kills, the set was tied 11-11 at one point, but the Pirates could not pull ahead from there as Xavier won 25-21. Xavier had 17 kills that set, compared to Seton Hall’s 15, and the lead...

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Thelen’s libero relationship comes full circle with Dolezal
Oct25

Thelen’s libero relationship comes full circle with Dolezal

Freshman libero Eden Dolezal may be a rising star for the Seton Hall volleyball program, but the bright-eyed newcomer did not come to South Orange for the sparkling lights of New York City. “No, I don’t want the city,” the native of LaPorte, Ind., said in an interview this week. “No, too much, too much. It’s crazy.” Dolezal visited Seton Hall for the first time on Aug. 11, 2016, after head coach Allie Yaeger watched her at AAU...

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Pirates fall to Villanova in first taste of Big East action
Sep21

Pirates fall to Villanova in first taste of Big East action

The Seton Hall women’s volleyball team began Big East play on Wednesday evening against Villanova University, losing the match 3-1. The team now sits at 5-9 on the season and are still winless away from Walsh Gymnasium. They also fall 16-27 all-time against Villanova. Seton Hall struggled early in the first set, trailing 11-7 by its first timeout. Abby Thelen, however, led the team on a 6-2 run to get the Pirates back to 14-13....

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Volleyball wins five-set battle over Georgetown
Nov05

Volleyball wins five-set battle over Georgetown

With the backdrop of a Friday night loss to Villanova that put the Seton Hall volleyball team out of the Big East Tournament picture, the Pirates prevailed over the Georgetown Hoyas on Saturday in a five-set match that put them back in postseason position. The first set created the tone for the match as there were nine ties and seven lead changes. Georgetown would ultimately take command of the set with a 7-2 run which helped them...

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Volleyball dominates in win over St. John’s
Oct15

Volleyball dominates in win over St. John’s

The Seton Hall women’s volleyball team pieced together a convincing straight-set win over St. John’s on Saturday night in Walsh Gymnasium. Things did not start so convincing, however, as St. John’s bolted to an early lead. Despite Seton Hall’s best efforts to pull the set closer, it wasn’t until head coach Allison Yaeger called a timeout, with the Pirates down 22-19, that fortunes began to turn around for the home side. “We had to...

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Yaeger earns 100th win in volleyball’s dominant bounce back performance
Sep30

Yaeger earns 100th win in volleyball’s dominant bounce back performance

South Orange, N.J. – After being defeated by the nation’s 14th best team in Creighton on Friday night, the Seton Hall volleyball team retaliated to defeat the Providence Friars on Saturday evening, winning in straight sets by a score of 25-22, 25-23, 25-14. The first set featured both teams trading kills, as the length of a very skilled Providence team was on display. The Friars were in firm control of the first set as they had a...

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Seton Hall volleyball overcome in straight sets by Hofstra
Sep13

Seton Hall volleyball overcome in straight sets by Hofstra

The Seton Hall volleyball team fell to 6-4 on the year after losing to the Hofstra Lions in straight sets at home on Tuesday night. The first set of Tuesday’s match played out evenly between the two teams. Seton Hall held the lead at one point, 16-14, and in total, the Pirates and Lions were tied on nine points throughout the set. Hofstra would break the pattern of deadlocks though, taking the lead with the set at 20-all and never...

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Seton Hall rallies for first win of Redbird Classic
Sep09

Seton Hall rallies for first win of Redbird Classic

The Seton Hall volleyball team defeated Cincinnati three sets to one Friday evening at the Redbird Classic, hosted by Illinois State University. The first set was initially a seesaw as both teams traded points and errors. After reaching ten, however, the Bearcats began to separate from The Hall, scoring eleven of the final fourteen points to win the set. The Pirates would not allow the opening set loss to affect them, as they reeled...

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Women’s Volleyball digs deep to find early success
Sep06

Women’s Volleyball digs deep to find early success

After last season’s 1-4 start for the Seton Hall women’s volleyball team, the Pirates have turned things around in impressive fashion, jumping out to a 4-2 record. While a variety of factors have contributed to the team’s success, a notable trend has been its results in contests that last longer than three sets. The Pirates are 3-1 in matches that are four sets or longer, including two five-set wins. In shorter matches the Pirates...

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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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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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