The Sunflower

Shocker volleyball to open season at Wahine Invitational

Megan Looper

August 26, 2015

Filed under Sports, Volleyball

Aloha, volleyball fans.Early Tuesday morning, the Shockers boarded a plane to Honolulu, Hawaii, in anticipation for the season-opening tournament at the Rainbow Whaine Invitational.Recently voted No. 1 in the Missouri Valley Confer...

Big Pink Volleyball to serve up big fun this weekend

Staff Reporter

February 19, 2015

Filed under News, Volleyball

In April 2002, students from Western Illinois University concocted an idea that involved a giant pink volleyball, breast cancer and donations to charity.After 13 years, 15 participating institutions and $115,100 in donations, the e...

Volleyball loses in semifinals

Sports Editor

December 1, 2014

Filed under Sports, Volleyball

Wichita State’s volleyball team (20-10) fell to Northern Iowa (21-10) in the semifinals of the Missouri Valley Conference tournament Friday night.With 2,574 people in attendance at the McLeod Center in Cedar Falls, Iowa, the Shoc...

Volleyball finishes third in MVC

Sports Reporter

November 24, 2014

Filed under Sports, Volleyball

With no more home games at Koch Arena, the Shocker volleyball team, No. 2 in the Missouri Valley Conference, brought their skills to Indiana State on Friday and Illinois State on Saturday for back-to-back road games.While Wichita ...

Volleyball finishes strong at last home games

Sports Reporter

November 17, 2014

Filed under Sports, Volleyball

The Wichita State women’s volleyball team swept their opponents this weekend in what would be 3-0 matches against both Evansville on Friday night and Southern Illinois on Saturday night.The Shockers, who are now ranked second in ...

Shocker volleyball puts on a show over Missouri State

Sports Reporter

November 10, 2014

Filed under Sports, Volleyball

The fifth-largest volleyball crowd in school history — roughly 5,000 fans — was in attendance for this weekend’s game against Missouri State.While the first 1,000 fans to attend the match got a free volleyball, the whole cro...

Volleyball splits over weekend

Sports Reporter

November 3, 2014

Filed under Sports, Volleyball

The volleyball team was at it again this weekend, matching up against Drake Friday and the University of Northern Iowa Saturday.While the Shockers beat Drake 3-1 on Friday, the team lost against second-ranked UNI Saturday.FridayTh...

A humble Shocker’s journey to an NCAA record

Sports Reporter

October 30, 2014

Filed under Sports, Volleyball

Abbie Lehman credits coach Chris Lamb, the WSU volleyball staff and the rest of the team for her current success — but never herself.At the match against Bradley University Saturday night, the middle blocker tied the NCAA record wit...

WSU volleyball player hits NCAA record

Sports Reporter

October 27, 2014

Filed under Sports, Volleyball

Middle blocker Abbie Lehman thought two seeming mistakes had ruined her flawless kill percentage at Wichita State’s (14-7, 8-3 Missouri Valley Conference) sweep of Bradley (0-21, 0-11) Saturday night.Nevertheless, she soon fo...

Volleyball wins over the weekend

Sports Reporter

October 20, 2014

Filed under Sports, Volleyball

The Shocker volleyball team was rejuvenated from last week’s loss against Missouri State after winning back-to-back road matches against Southern Illinois and Evansville this weekend.FridayThe Shockers started their weekend in...

Missouri State bears down on Shocker Volleyball

October 14, 2014

Filed under Sports, Volleyball

The Wichita State women’s volleyball team made their way to Springfield, Mo., over the weekend to face the Missouri State Bears. Despite many players setting personal records, the Shockers were defeated 3-2 in a best of five s...

Driskill and Whitledge shine in WSU victory over Drake

Sports Reporter

October 6, 2014

Filed under Sports, Volleyball

Even with the pressure of a previous home defeat against University of Northern Iowa, the Wichita State volleyball team went into Charles Koch Arena Saturday night with a single purpose in mind: sweeping Drake.With an inspired ...