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Disappointing season comes to an end for Iowa volleyball

Disappointing season comes to an end for Iowa volleyball

Austin Hanson, Sports Reporter

December 2, 2019

The 2019 volleyball season has officially come and gone for the Hawkeyes. On Sunday, the Big Ten Conference announced that seven of its teams have made the NCAA tournament. Iowa was not among the teams selected. A rocky season began for the Hawkeyes back in June. Then head coach Bond Shymansky was...

Volleyball concludes season with win at Carver-Hawkeye Arena

Volleyball concludes season with win at Carver-Hawkeye Arena

Austin Hanson, Sports Reporter

December 1, 2019

November’s final weekend appropriately punctuated the latest chapter in Iowa volleyball’s history. The Hawkeyes wrapped up their 2019 campaign with matchups against Ohio State and Maryland at Carver-Hawkeye Arena. Iowa fell to the Buckeyes in four sets on Friday night. The Hawkeyes managed...

Hawkeye volleyball primed for big weekend

Hawkeye volleyball primed for big weekend

Austin Hanson, Sports Reporter

November 21, 2019

Iowa volleyball’s struggles in conference play this season have been well-documented. The Hawkeyes are 3-13 in conference play and have dropped their last six games. Last Saturday, the Hawkeyes showed some signs of life. Iowa pushed Nebraska to the brink before losing in five sets. At one point,...

Volleyball comes up short against Nebraska

Volleyball comes up short against Nebraska

Ben Palya, Sports Reporter

November 17, 2019

After being swept at home by a talented Nebraska volleyball team earlier in the season, Iowa faced the task of traveling to Lincoln for the rematch just one week removed from the loss. Despite the loss, the Hawkeyes turned in what was one of their best performances of the season in front of a packed...

Iowa volleyball ready for Nebraska rematch

Iowa volleyball ready for Nebraska rematch

Austin Hanson, Sports Reporter

November 14, 2019

Redemption is something Iowa volleyball has been chasing all season. On Saturday night, the Hawkeyes will have another chance to beat the Cornhuskers. The Devaney Center in Lincoln, Nebraska, will be the site of this corn-growers' clash. This year, Nebraska boasts a 12-2 record at home. “Playing...

Iowa volleyball downed by Wolverines

Iowa volleyball downed by Wolverines

Austin Hanson, Sports Reporter

November 13, 2019

A trip to Ann Arbor, Michigan, ended poorly for the Hawkeyes on Wednesday. Iowa volleyball was swept in three sets by the Wolverines. The Hawkeyes could not contend with the might of Michigan, losing 16-25, 20-25 and 18-25 in the first, second and third sets, respectively. The rematch with the Wolverines may no...

Volleyball looking for improvement in rematch against Michigan

Volleyball looking for improvement in rematch against Michigan

Ben Palya, Sports Reporter

November 12, 2019

Big Ten volleyball has had a history of being chaotic in November, and Iowa is looking forward to embracing the role of spoiling other teams’ seasons in the closing weeks of the regular season. Although the Hawkeyes are no longer in the realm of consideration for an NCAA Tournament bid, the team...

Nebraska sweeps Iowa volleyball at home

Nebraska sweeps Iowa volleyball at home

Ben Payla, Sports Reporter

November 10, 2019

On Nov. 9, it was an unfamiliar sight for the Iowa volleyball team, as Carver-Hawkeye Arena was filled with a sea of red. The traveling Nebraska fans showed up in droves, creating a raucous atmosphere as the Hawkeyes took on No. 7 Nebraska. “We thought there was going to be a lot of people, but...

Hawkeyes, Cornhuskers set to clash at Carver

Hawkeyes, Cornhuskers set to clash at Carver

Austin Hanson, Sports Reporter

November 7, 2019

Adversity is something Iowa volleyball has been forced to familiarize itself with all year. As the season begins to wind down, the difficulties only seem to ratchet up for the Hawkeyes. On Wednesday evening, the Fighting Illini handily defeated Iowa in three sets. Illinois came into the game as the...

Iowa volleyball overpowered by Illinois

Iowa volleyball overpowered by Illinois

Austin Hanson, Sports Reporter

November 6, 2019

Another difficult evening befell Iowa volleyball on Wednesday night. The visiting Illini dispatched the Hawkeyes in three hard-fought sets. The Illini led the game in nearly every statistical category. Junior Megan Cooney led the way with 17 kills for Illinois. Setter Diana Brown also had a noteworthy...