2011 Women's Volleyball News

May 16, 2012
Coach Herrmann Feeds the Volleyball Hunger
STEUBENVILLE, Ohio — When the student-athletes leave at the end of another academic year, things don’t slow down for Kelly Herrmann. The Franciscan University head volleyball coach devotes her summers to immersing coaches and players from the Ohio Valley in the techniques of volleyball. Her summer camps start next month.

November 28, 2011
Strength & Determination Define Volleyball Season
STEUBENVILLE, Ohio – This season, the Franciscan University Lady Baron volleyball team became the first team to represent FUS in postseason Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference play. Despite falling to Penn State Behrend in the first round of the AMCC tournament, the Lady Barons enjoyed a successful season led by three players earning all-conference honors.

November 8, 2011
Three Lady Barons Earn AMCC All-Conference for Volleyball
STEUBENVILLE, Ohio – The top performance of Anna Cain, Meg Kay and Nicole Henson were honored by the Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference at the end of the 2011 season. The Franciscan University Lady Baron volleyball players were named to first and second all-conference teams.

November 1, 2011
Lady Barons Fall Early in Postseason Play
ERIE, Pa.—The 2011 season ended for the Lady Baron volleyball team Tuesday evening as the team was defeated by Penn State Behrend, 3-1 (22-25, 25-20, 18-25, 21-25), in conference playoffs. This was the first year Franciscan University was eligible for postseason play in the Alleghany Mountain Collegiate Conference tournament, entering playoffs as the fifth-seeded team.

October 29, 2011
Volleyball Locks Up No. 5 Seed for First Ever Postseason Play
STEUBENVILLE, Ohio – As Penn State Behrend locked up its No. 4 seed in the Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference tournament, the Franciscan University Lady Barons were solidified as No. 5 for their first ever AMCC tournament next week. This is the first year any Franciscan sports team is eligible for postseason play after gaining full membership into the NCAA in July. The Lady Barons took down the D’Youville Lady Spartans, 3-0 (25-11, 25-20, 25-23).

October 26, 2011
Franciscan Eliminates Greensburg from Playoffs
GREENSBURG, Pa. – The Franciscan University of Steubenville women’s volleyball team has secured a spot in its first ever Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference tournament after foiling the playoff hopes of its Wednesday opponent, the University of Pittsburgh at Greensburg. The Lady Barons defeated Greensburg 3-2 (20-25, 25-17, 20-25, 25-20, 15-8).

October 22, 2011
Penn State Behrend Spoils Senior Day for Franciscan
STEUBENVILLE, Ohio—Franciscan University’s Finnegan Fieldhouse was full of fans present for the honoring of Lady Baron seniors Nicole Henson and Alyssa Wappes Saturday afternoon. Unfortunately for the home team, Penn State Behrend played spoiler as they took down Franciscan, 3-0.

October 18, 2011
Lady Barons Make a Clean Sweep of La Roche in 2011
PITTSBURGH—Franciscan University volleyball is already very familiar with the La Roche College Redhawks this season. La Roche has traveled to Finnegan Fieldhouse twice, both times in non-conference play, and both times falling to the Lady Barons, 3-0. Wednesday night, Franciscan traveled to the Redhawk home court for a conference match, and the victory favored the Lady Barons once again, 3-0 (25-12, 25-19, 25-17).

October 15, 2011
Lady Barons Split Tri-Match at Marietta
MARIETTA, Ohio—The Lady Baron volleyball team traveled to Marietta College on Saturday for a tri-match versus Wilmington College and Marietta. Franciscan University shutout Wilmington 3-0 in its first match (25-21, 25-19, 25-20), while Marietta defeated Franciscan in match two, 3-0 (19-25, 19-25, 10-25).

October 9, 2011
It’s a Homecoming in More Ways Than One
STEUBENVILLE, Ohio – From across the Franciscan University of Steubenville campus the cross country team’s cheer of “Ave Maria” was heard. It is the way they start every race.

October 8, 2011
Lady Baron Volleyball Dominates La Roche
STEUBENVILLE—The Franciscan University of Steubenville Lady Baron volleyball team welcomed the La Roche College Red Hawks into Finnegan Fieldhouse for the second time this season, and just like the first time the two teams met up, Franciscan dominated their way to a 3-0 victory.

October 1, 2011
Volleyball Puts Up Strong Fight Against Lady Panthers
BRADFORD, Pa.— Franciscan University’s Lady Baron volleyball team traveled to the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford to take on conference opponent the Lady Panthers. Franciscan fell to Bradford 3-2, leaving the Lady Barons with an overall season standing of 6-10 and 1-3 in the Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference.

September 28, 2011
Lady Barons Take On No. 1, Fall in Game 5
STEUBENVILLE--The Franciscan University Lady Baron volleyball team played the Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference number one team Penn State Altoona Wednesday evening. The Lady Barons came out strong to push the match into five games, but ultimately fell with a final score of 3-2 (25-23, 21-25, 25-16, 19-25, 8-15).

September 24, 2011
Lady Baron Volleyball Splits Conference Openers
BUFFALO, N.Y.—The Franciscan University volleyball team recorded its first conference win as well as its first conference loss during Saturday’s AMCC Quad Match at Medaille College. The Lady Barons dropped their first match of the day to Medaille 3-0, as the Lady Mavs swept Franciscan in three games (17-25, 21-25, 28-30). Franciscan rebounded from the morning loss to complete a 3-0 sweep over Hilbert College in the afternoon match (25-15, 28-26, 25-15).

September 21, 2011
Lady Baron Volleyball Falls To Undefeated Bethany
STEUBENVILLE—The Franciscan University Lady Baron volleyball team welcomed the 13-0 Bethany College Bison into Finnegan Fieldhouse for its last match before the start of conference play. The Lady Barons fell to the Bison, 3-0 (14-25, 19-25, 10-25.)

September 20, 2011
Seeing Double: Two Take Home Player of the Week
STEUBENVILLE, Ohio—Two Franciscan fall athletes earned Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference player of the week honors this week for their outstanding play. Junior volleyball player Anna Cain and junior cross country runner Bill Jones took home the award for the week of September 19.

September 17, 2011
Lady Baron Volleyball to Host Breast Cancer Awareness and Fundraiser
STEUBENVILLE—Franciscan University’s Lady Baron volleyball team will continue its annual breast cancer awareness and fundraising event this coming Saturday, September 17, beginning at 11 a.m. Affectionately referred to as Dig Pink, the event includes a tri-match, chances to win prizes, and free concessions. All proceeds benefit the T.E.A.R. Fund at the Tony Teramana Cancer Center.

September 17, 2011
Volleyball Hosts Dig Pink Tri-Match; Split Matches with La Roche & Ursuline
STEUBENVILLE—The Finnegan Fieldhouse was the site of Franciscan University volleyball’s third annual breast cancer awareness and fundraiser event, nicknamed “Dig Pink.” The event hosted raffles, free t-shirts, free food, an honoring of two local breast cancer survivors, as well as three volleyball matches. Franciscan opened up the event with a 3-0 (25-19, 25-9, 30-28) victory over La Roche College, and closed out the afternoon with a 3-0 (25-16, 28-26, 28-26) loss to Ursuline College.

September 14, 2011
Lady Baron Volleyball Victorious in Home Opener
STEUBENVILLE—The Finnegan Fieldhouse was full of fans for the first time this fall sports season as the Franciscan University of Steubenville Lady Baron volleyball team welcomed Marietta College for its first home match of the season. The Lady Barons did not disappoint their home crowd as they beat Marietta, 3-0 (25-20, 25-23, 25-22).

September 10, 2011
Franciscan Drops Final Two of Marcia French Tourney
CLEVELAND, Ohio—Despite winning their first game of the day over John Carroll University, the Franciscan University Lady Barons volleyball team did not get another victory Saturday, falling in their final two matches of the Marcia French Memorial Tournament. The Lady Barons were defeated by JCU with a score of 3-1 (25-19, 23-25, 25-27, 19-25), and were swept by Thiel College, 3-0 (15-25, 17-25, 13-25).

September 9, 2011
Lady Barons Split Day One Matches at Marcia French Tourney
BEREA, Ohio—Baldwin-Wallace College hosted its 13th Annual Marcia French Memorial Volleyball Tournament on Friday and Saturday, and the Franciscan University Lady Barons opened up their day-one competition with a 3-0 victory over Oberlin College. In a hard-fought match two, Franciscan was defeated 3-2 by Westminster College of Pennsylvania.

September 7, 2011
Volleyball Drops Second Straight Match
WAYNESBURG, Pa.—The Franciscan University of Steubenville volleyball team lost three straight games by close margins to the Waynesburg University Lady Yellow Jackets on Wednesday night, dropping their second straight match by a score of 3-0.

September 5, 2011
Lady Baron Volleyball Faces First Loss
STEUBENVILLE – Franciscan University of Steubenville Lady Baron volleyball team hosted its second preconference game versus Muskingum College on Monday. Resulting in a 3-0 loss for the Lady Barons, the season is now split 1-1.

September 3, 2011
Preconference Win for Lady Baron Volleyball
STEUBENVILLE – Franciscan University of Steubenville’s women’s volleyball team defeated Penn State Beaver on September 3rd in Monaca, Pa. during their first preconference game for the season.

August 9, 2011
Preseason Poll Predicts 5th Place Finish for Lady Baron Volleyball
PITTSBURGH—The Lady Baron volleyball team is predicted to finish at the number five spot this season with junior returners Meg Kay and Anna Cain as the players to watch according to the Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference preseason poll released earlier this week.

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