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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Pirates swept again in loss to Red Storm
Sep29

Pirates swept again in loss to Red Storm

The Seton Hall women’s volleyball team fell, 3-0, to Saint John’s University on Saturday night. The Pirates, now 0-5 in Big East play, drop to 5-13 on the season. In the first set, it was all Red Storm, as the Pirates never gained lead. After falling into a 12-5 deficit, the Pirates cut the lead to 17-14, but the Red Storm would answer back with an 8-1 run. Seton Hall would ultimately drop the set, 25-15. The Pirates did slightly...

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Pirates drop two In Hofstra Invitational
Sep16

Pirates drop two In Hofstra Invitational

The Seton Hall women’s volleyball team competed in the Hofstra Invitational this past weekend, going 1-2 against Dartmouth College, Columbia University, and Hofstra University. On Friday, the team lost to Dartmouth in three straight sets. During the first set, the teams traded kills. Caitlin Koska and Abby Thelen led the way and combined for eight kills, but the Pirates ultimately fell 25-19. The Pirates took off in set two with an...

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Pirates fall in seesaw affair with ranked Creighton
Sep29

Pirates fall in seesaw affair with ranked Creighton

The Seton Hall women’s volleyball team could not overcome No. 14 ranked Creighton University on Friday night as they dropped to 1-2 in Big East plays. Despite the 3-0 final score, the Pirates battled impressively in the high profile matchup. Set one was a back-and-forth contest for the ages. Creighton jumped out to an early 4-0 lead, but Seton Hall soon battled back to tie the set at five. Following that, the Pirates took control on a...

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Volleyball in bad straits after two-loss Saturday
Sep17

Volleyball in bad straits after two-loss Saturday

The Seton Hall volleyball team have now lost five straight after being unable to take either game in their Saturday doubleheader, falling to both Virginia Commonwealth and Bowling Green by three sets to two, although in very different circumstances. Seton Hall dropped their first two sets against VCU. The poor start made for a streak of 11 sets in a row that the Pirates had dropped over the past three matches. The Hall seemed as...

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Latvian aces talk relationship, teamwork at SHU
Feb22

Latvian aces talk relationship, teamwork at SHU

On the court, with a racket in hand; that is Krista Cerpina’s comfort zone. It’s the sport that helped the freshman tennis player from Riga, Latvia make her way across the Atlantic Ocean to Seton Hall. It’s also a sport that has ironically taken her out of her comfort zone, adjusting to what is in many ways a different sport altogether in the NCAA’s team-oriented style of tennis competition. In the professional ranks of tennis, a...

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