Volleyball’s freshman class is repeating a cycle
Sep18

Volleyball’s freshman class is repeating a cycle

Volleyball head coach Allison Yaeger knew that the task she would have this season with six incoming freshmen and the loss of five key seniors. In 2014, when Seton Hall had a big incoming class and many players, it was faced with the same challenge. Then, the Pirates had some of the best players in program history like Tessa Fournier, All-American libero, Amanda Hansen, who made All-Big East teams and Dani Schroeder to guide the way...

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Pirates defeat Saint Francis, fall to Akron
Sep16

Pirates defeat Saint Francis, fall to Akron

The Seton Hall women’s volleyball team went 1-2 over the weekend at the Akron Invitational, falling to Eastern Kentucky and Akron but defeating Saint Francis. The first set of the first game between Seton Hall and Eastern Kentucky went down to the wire with the match having 13 overall ties along and nine lead changes for the whole set. The Pirates were able to lead the first part of the match and had a comfortable 18-13 lead on...

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Volleyball coach Yaeger ready to lead revamped roster
Sep11

Volleyball coach Yaeger ready to lead revamped roster

It’s never an easy task to overcome the loss of seniors who made up most of a team’s production, including one outside hitter who finished in the top five in school history for kills. Head volleyball coach Allison Yaeger is now tasked with mixing a strong freshman class with some returning veterans in order to guide this year’s team to success. The Pirates have not started the way that they wanted, though, as they have been plagued by...

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Volleyball sweeps Iona for second win of season
Sep11

Volleyball sweeps Iona for second win of season

The Seton Hall Pirates Volleyball team defeated the Iona Gaels tonight in straight sets, 25-21, 25-22, and 25-13, picking up their second win of the season and rebounding after a tough weekend that saw them lose three of four matches. Senior Hayley Gasser led the Pirates 16 kills, nearly matching her career high of 17, which she achieved in Saturday’s loss to Northeastern. Freshman Reece Koehler continued her excellent start to the...

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Pirates Struggle in Losses to Northern Arizona, LaSalle
Sep07

Pirates Struggle in Losses to Northern Arizona, LaSalle

The tri-state area was hit with the full force of fall weather today, as cool temperatures and swirling winds brought summer to a brief halt. Unfortunately, the Seton Hall volleyball team did nothing to lift the spirits of the fans inside Walsh Gymnasium, as the Pirates lost in straight sets to both Northern Arizona and LaSalle. Northern Arizona, a WAC school located in Flagstaff, Arizona, dispatched the Pirates 25-12, 25-20, and...

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Volleyball drops final two games at opening tournament
Sep04

Volleyball drops final two games at opening tournament

The 2019 Seton Hall volleyball squad opened up its fall campaign at the Morgan State Invitational this past weekend, the first of four tournaments which the team will play during the year before entering into conference play near the end of September. Heading into the season, the team needs to replace major production from its 2018 squad, including the loss of graduating senior and two-time All-Conference performer Abby Thelen. Also...

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Pirates defeated in opener
Sep01

Pirates defeated in opener

The Seton Hall women’s volleyball team lost its first game of the year, 3-2, to Morgan State on Friday in Baltimore, Maryland.   The Pirates opened up the first set of the match by losing 25-18. After the set was tied at 3-3, Morgan State gained momentum, and stopped any sort of rhythm for the Pirates. The Bears would go on a 9-1 run and wind...

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Inconsistency plagues volleyball in 2018
Dec06

Inconsistency plagues volleyball in 2018

Although sweeping DePaul, 3-0, in its final match of the season on Nov. 17, the Seton Hall volleyball team ended the year on a disappointing note. In a season filled with promise and high expectations, Allison Yaeger’s squad failed to qualify for the Big East Championship. The Pirates finished with a 10-20 record overall, including a measly 5-12 in conference play and 2-9 away from their home court. The team’s greatest downfall came...

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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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Thelen, Koska shine as Pirates fall to Creighton
Nov04

Thelen, Koska shine as Pirates fall to Creighton

Despite Caitlin Koska and Abby Thelen’s best efforts, the Seton Hall women’s volleyball team fell to Creighton in straight sets on Saturday night. Koska had eight kills and one block and Thelen had 13 kills and six digs on the night. The Pirates started slowly in the first set, falling prey to the height of Creighton’s front line and dropping behind 8-2. Once Thelen entered the game, however, the Pirates began to settle in, getting...

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Pirates secure necessary victory over Friars
Nov03

Pirates secure necessary victory over Friars

The Seton Hall women’s volleyball team defeated Providence, 3-1, in an enthralling match on Friday evening, improving the team’s record to 9-18. The Pirates and the Friars exchanged point for point in the opening serves of the first set. Each side was only able to hold a two-point lead until the Pirates made it 11-8 and found a groove that carried them to a 25-18 set win. Sophia Coffey and Elizabeth Sottung each contributed an ace in...

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Pirates battle in hard-fought affair with Butler
Oct28

Pirates battle in hard-fought affair with Butler

The Seton Hall women’s volleyball team extended its losing streak to three games on Saturday night, falling to Butler University, 3-1. The game continued Seton Hall’s struggles on the road as the team drops to 1-9 away from Walsh Gymnasium. The match got off to a good start for the Pirates. After leading 12-10, they went on a crucial 7-2 run to lead 19-12. Butler climbed back to make the game 21-17, but the Pirates would eventually...

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