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Volleyball: Team earns last tournament spot

The Butler volleyball team is making its first appearance in the Atlantic 10 conference tournament. The Bulldogs (17-11, 7-7) defeated Saint Louis (10-19, 4-10) three sets to none Saturday night. The Butler win, combined with a Duquesne victory over George Washington, put the team in sixth place in the A-10. It also gave the Bulldogs

Volleyball drops two at home

The Butler volleyball team is preparing for its third Atlantic 10 Conference road trip after dropping a pair of matches over the weekend. The Bulldogs (12-11, 2-7) won a set in their match against league-leading No. 18 Dayton (17-4, 9-0) on Sunday, but the Flyers (17-4, 9-0) captured a 3-1 victory. The opening-set was a

Volleyball: Squad beats IUPUI, wins twice at Pittsburgh

The Butler volleyball team used an unconventional line-up to grind out a 3-2 win against Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis last night. The Bulldogs were without a starter and other players were playing out of position, but they used 19 team blocks to bring home the win. Sophomore Erica Stahl led the team with nine blocks,

Volleyball welcomes first season in Atlantic 10

The new will meet the old this fall as the Butler volleyball team prepares for another season on the court. The new is the fresh competition the Bulldogs will face in their first season as a member of the Atlantic 10 Conference. The old are the four starters returning to the team—junior middle blockers Maggie

Volleyball: Butler rises in conference standings

The Butler volleyball team won two matches over the weekend to pick up their ninth and 10th conference wins of the season and gain sole possession of third place in the Horizon League. The Bulldogs (14-13, 10-5) grabbed their fourth consecutive victory when they topped Loyola in four sets on Saturday afternoon in Chicago. The

Volleyball: Panthers drop Bulldogs

Facing a team on a 10-match winning streak is problem enough for many volleyball teams. When the Butler volleyball team was handed that scenario on Saturday with a match against Wisconsin-Milwaukee, the Bulldogs had to deal with an unanticipated problem as well. “We were really dead,” sophomore outside hitter Maggie Harbison said. The lack of

Volleyball: Tides finally turn for Bulldogs

The Butler volleyball team continued a string of good play over the weekend, capturing its second and third wins in a row. The Bulldogs (8-12, 4-4) took two Horizon League matches at home when they defeated Loyola 3-1 on Saturday before disposing of Green Bay 3-0 on Sunday. The Bulldogs got off to a quick

Take notice: walk-on Ruffolo making noise in Butler volleyball

Since arriving at Butler last month, Brooke Ruffolo has made everything look easy. The freshman from Farmington Hills, Mich. immediately became the Bulldogs’ starting libero this season. In that role, she has played in every one of Butler’s 13 matches and 47 sets and leads the team in hitting percentage (.400) and digs (173). The