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Nov. 14, 2013
VILLANOVA, Pa. - Only three matches remain on the season for the Villanova volleyball team (12-14, 4-9 BIG EAST) and all of them will occur in hostile environments against BIG EAST postseason bound squads. On Friday at noon, the Wildcats will travel to Xavier (18-9, 9-3 BIG EAST) before a 2:30 p.m. showdown at Butler (21-6, 8-4 BIG EAST) Saturday.
With both teams new to the BIG EAST, Villanova will make its first trip to Xavier's Cintas Center and Butler's Hinkle Fieldhouse in the school's history. If the Wildcats are to come through on the road, they will need to improve their hitting pct. from a week ago.
The Last Meeting
November 10, 2013
Villanova Falls in Home Finale to Xavier
The Villanova volleyball team (12-14, 4-9 BIG EAST) honored seniors Julie Joyce, Carly Edwards and Mariah Henley before they took on Xavier (18-9, 9-3 BIG EAST) Sunday afternoon. Following the Senior Day festivities, the Wildcats dropped their first match ever against the Musketeers, 3-0(25-14, 25-17, 25-20), at the Jake Nevin Field House.
The Last Meeting
November 9, 2013
Butler Defeats Villanova Saturday Night
The Villanova volleyball team (12-13, 4-8 BIG EAST) dropped under .500 for the first since the Maryland Invitational (Sept. 14), after Butler (20-6, 7-4 BIG EAST) topped the Wildcats, 3-0 (25-7, 25-18, 25-17), Saturday night at the Jake Nevin Field House.
Last Sunday on Senior Day, Villanova dropped a 3-0 match at Jake Nevin in its first match ever against Xavier. On the afternoon where seniors Mariah Henley
, Julie Joyce
and Carly Edwards
were honored, Henley once again stamped her name into the record book by moving up to No. 7 on the Villanova single season digs list (494 digs) following 11 digs in that match.
Butler made a trip down to the Main Line last Saturday and defeated the Wildcats 25-7, 25-18, 25-17 behind a .376 attack from the field. On that night, freshman Claire Crutchfield finished with a team-high eight kills and Henley registered a match-high 16 digs.
Be sure to follow the team socially on Twitter and Instagram @NovaVolleyball and like the Villanova Volleyball Facebook page to stay up to date with the latest news, scores and highlights from this weekend.