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WCU Volleyball Falls in SoCon Quarterfinals

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 22:16:00 EST

The Western Carolina volleyball team dropped its quarterfinal match at the 2017 Southern Conference Championship Friday evening to the No. 2 seed ETSU, 3-0, inside the Ramsey Center. The Catamounts fell behind early and were never fully able to get into a rhythm as the Buccaneers earned a date with No. 3 seed UNCG on Saturday.

Catamount Volleyball Ready to Host 2017 SoCon Championship

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 14:17:00 EST

The Western Carolina University volleyball team will serve as hosts of the 2017 Southern Conference Volleyball Championship this weekend Nov. 17-19. This will be WCU's second time hosting in the past three seasons with five Catamount seniors looking at their second chance to capture a championship on their home floor. The Catamounts are in search of their fourth SoCon Tournament title and first since 1986.

O'Connor and White Earn Southern Conference Honors

Tue, 14 Nov 2017 12:42:00 EST

The Western Carolina volleyball team had a pair of student-athletes honored Tuesday afternoon with the announcement of the annual All-Southern Conference teams. Senior Katie O'Connor was named Second Team All-Conference while MaKenzie White earned a spot on the conference's All-Freshman team.

Catamounts Close Out Regular Season with Sweep

Fri, 10 Nov 2017 21:27:00 EST

With the 2017 Southern Conference Championship just around the corner, the Western Carolina volleyball team swept The Citadel 3-0 on the road Friday night to close out its regular season. WCU had already wrapped up the No. 7 seed for the upcoming championship which will be held inside the Ramsey Center on the campus of Western Carolina.

Catamounts Nearly Upset Spartans on the Road

Wed, 08 Nov 2017 21:39:00 EST

For the second-straight match the Western Carolina volleyball team faced one of the top teams in the Southern Conference and for the second time the Catamounts nearly pulled off the upset as the Spartans of UNCG escaped with a 3-2 victory in Greensboro Wednesday night. Senior Katie O’Connor continues to save her best for last as she once again had a career night on the court. O’Connor had a team-high 18 kills which ranks as her second-highest total of her career following the 21 she had against Furman last Saturday.

Catamounts Drop Hard Fought Senior Day Match

Sat, 04 Nov 2017 21:25:00 EST

The Western Carolina volleyball team hosted the top ranked team in the Southern Conference for senior night Saturday inside the Ramsey Center. WCU started all five seniors in the opening set and dropped a close 30-28 opening period. WCU would win the second set before dropping the third and fourth for a 3-1 loss. Senior Katie O'Connor saved her best career match for her last regular season contest inside the Ramsey Center. O'Connor registered a career-high 21 kills in the loss which topped her previous career mark of 16. She also had zero errors on 31 swings for a .677 attack percentage. The mark is the fifth-highest single match attack percentage in program history.

WCU Volleyball Continues Ascent with 3-1 Victory

Fri, 03 Nov 2017 20:50:00 EST

For the fourth time in the last six matches, the Western Carolina volleyball team picked up a 3-1 victory over a tough Southern Conference foe. The Catamounts hosted Wofford, who is third in the Southern Conference standings, Friday night and handed the Terriers just their third loss in the last 10 matches. Wofford entered Friday night’s contest with an eye on second in the SoCon standings but it would be the surging Catamounts who came away with the victory.

Catamount Comeback Falls Short at Samford

Sat, 28 Oct 2017 22:48:00 EST

Riding a two-match winning streak, the Western Carolina volleyball team travelled to Birmingham, Ala., to take on Samford in another Southern Conference match. Despite WCU’s top-three attackers either setting or tying their single match career-highs in kills, the Catamounts came up just shy of the victory at 3-1. The Bulldogs edged out a pair of 25-23 set victories in the first and second periods. After the halftime break, the Catamounts came out swinging and won in impressive fashion, 25-14, in the third set but it was another tight 25-23 margin for Samford in the fourth set as the Bulldogs took the 3-1 victory.

Gray Leads Catamounts to Second-Straight Victory

Fri, 27 Oct 2017 23:44:00 EST

Coming off a thrilling five-set victory over mountain rival ETSU this past Sunday, the Western Carolina volleyball team took its show on the road Friday night and dropped Mercer 3-1 as freshman Gabby Gray posted her second-straight 20-plus kill performance. The Catamounts back-to-back victories move the team just one game behind a tie for fifth-place in the Southern Conference standings with five matches left on the schedule.

WCU Volleyball Upsets Visiting ETSU in Five Sets

Sun, 22 Oct 2017 17:12:00 EST

It all came down to the fifth and deciding set Sunday afternoon inside the Ramsey Center as the host Western Carolina volleyball team upended visiting ETSU 3-2 in Southern Conference action. The Buccaneers entered the match with the second-best conference mark in the league but a fired up WCU team came out swinging and stunned the Bucs.

Catamounts Drop Three-Set Contest with Chattanooga

Fri, 20 Oct 2017 20:05:00 EST

The Western Carolina volleyball team took on Chattanooga Friday night for the second time this season. WCU earned a hard-fought 3-2 victory over the Mocs earlier this season but Chattanooga came out on top inside the Ramsey Center as they took a convincing 3-0 win in the contest. WCU struggled in the opening set and never was able to recover as Chattanooga evened up the season series.

WCU Volleyball Snaps Streak with 3-1 Victory

Sat, 14 Oct 2017 14:23:00 EST

The Western Carolina volleyball team put a halt to its five-match losing streak Saturday afternoon inside the Ramsey Center as the Catamounts defeated The Citadel, 3-1. The victory is the 12th-straight over the Bulldogs for WCU and also marks the second conference victory of the season for the Catamounts.

Catamounts Drop First Match of a Four-Game Homestand

Wed, 11 Oct 2017 20:06:00 EST

The Western Carolina volleyball team returned to the Ramsey Center Wednesday night as the Catamounts battled the visiting Spartans of UNCG. The match marks the first of four-straight home contests for WCU over the next two weeks. WCU battled hard with UNCG and held leads in all three sets but the Spartans took home the victory 3-0.

Terriers Slip Past Catamounts in Five Sets

Sat, 07 Oct 2017 22:44:00 EST

The Western Carolina volleyball team battled back from two sets down to force a fifth and deciding set Saturday night in Spartanburg, S.C., but the host Terriers of Wofford held on in the final stanza to win the match 3-2. WCU’s defense led the way in the loss as the Catamounts posted 13.5 blocks as a squad compared to Wofford’s five.

O’Connor and the Catamounts Fall on the Road

Fri, 06 Oct 2017 22:44:00 EST

Senior Katie O’Connor led the Western Carolina volleyball team’s attack Friday night but the Paladins of Furman University seized the 3-1 victory in Greenville. O’Connor had 10 kills and five blocks including three solo stops in the loss.