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MATTOON, Ill. – The Trailblazer volleyball team extended their winning streak to three matches after picking up two wins in back-to-back matches against host Lake Land and John Wood Friday evening. VU’s first win of the day came in a five-set thriller against Region 24 opponent Lake Land College. After the Trailblazers took set one, 25-19, Lake Land responded on their home floor, taking sets...


ULLIN, Ill. – The Vincennes University volleyball team took their show on the road Tuesday as the Trailblazers took on Region 24 opponent Shawnee. VU took the match in a three-set sweep, 25-14, 25-6, 25-14. “This was our first Region 24 win of the season,” VU head coach Gary Sien said. “We got it done quickly and we played everyone available. Our offense finally got going with a hitting...


VINCENNES, Ind. – The 2021 Vincennes University volleyball team began their season in strong fashion by picking up a sweep against Lincoln Trail in VU’s first regular-season home match since Oct. 30, 2019. The Trailblazers got off to a hot start in set one, building an early 5-2 lead, before closing out the first set of the season with a 25-13 win. Lincoln Trail battled in the second set,...


VINCENNES, Ind. – Vincennes University volleyball is proud to announce sophomore Olga Vasovic has signed to continue her playing career at Briar Cliff University in Sioux City, Iowa. “Olga had a challenge last year; she was playing behind two returning All-Region outside hitters last year, so it was going to be very difficult for her or anyone at that position to get playing time,” Sien said....


VINCENNES, Ind. –The new look Vincennes University volleyball team had to shake off some of the rust this afternoon after not playing a match since Nov. 9, 2019, as VU hosted a scrimmage match against Calumet College of St. Joseph. The Trailblazers looked strong in the scrimmage against CCSJ with VU learning throughout the game how this young group would play with so many getting their first...


VINCENNES, Ind. - The Vincennes University volleyball team defeated Kaskaskia College in straight sets on Faculty and Staff Appreciation Night by the scores of; 27-25, 25-20, 25-16, and extends their winning streak to five.   VU Statistical Leaders The Trailblazers were led in kills by sophomore Ryleigh Fidler (Linton, Ind.) who finished with 7. Fidler also added 8 digs. Sophomore...


FAIRFIELD, Ill – The Vincennes University Volleyball team hit the road ahead of Faculty and Staff appreciation night this Friday at won over Frontier College in four sets; 25-22, 17-25, 25-13, 25-18.   VU Statistical Leaders VU was led in kills by sophomore Grace Doane (Vincennes, Ind.) who finished the match with 9 and also adding 5 blocks. Sophomore Alison Smith (Oakland, Ill.) and...


VINCENNES, Ind. -  Vincennes volleyball defeated Ancilla College and Joliet Junior College in a tri-match in straight sets, winning 25-20, 25-18, 25-16 over Ancilla and 25-8, 26-24, 25-18 over Joliet.   VU Statistical Leaders Ancilla: Freshman Breanna Metzger and sophomore Alison Smith led the Trailblazers attack with 8 kills each.  Sophomore Ryleigh Fidler followed close behind with...


Vincennes, Ind. – The Vincennes University Volleyball team is proud to invite you to Faculty and Staff Appreciation night at the P.E. Complex.   The Trailblazer volleyball team will be taking on Region 24 foe Kaskaskia College on Friday September 20th at 7 pm eastern. All VU faculty and Staff are invited to come out to the P.E. Complex and help cheer on your Blazers when they take on...


Ullin, Ill. - Vincennes traveled to take on Region 24 opponent Shawnee C.C. in Ullin, Ill. The Trailblazers took care of business winning in straight sets 25-16, 25-9, 25-10.   VU Statistical Leaders Sophomore Ryli Bobbitt (Sullivan, Ind.) led the Blazers with 7 kills, and 5 blocks. Sophomore Ryleigh Fidler (Linton, Ind.) finished the match with 9 digs and 5 kills. Freshman Breanna...


  High School teammates and life-long friends Brantli Lannan and Ryleigh Fidler (Linton, Ind.) were both named to the All-Tournament Team following the Blazer Classic this past weekend.   Brantli Lannan led the Trailblazers in digs each of the four games during the Blazer Classic and finished the tournament with 99 digs in 15 sets for 6.6 per set. Lannan also achieved a 2.3...


VINCENNES, Ind. - The Vincennes University volleyball team was defeated in the first game of day one at the Blazer Classic by John A Logan in four sets; 22-25, 24-26, 25-14, 18-25. VU would bounce back and finish day one with a 3-1 win over Wabash Valley; 25-22, 17-25, 25-14, 25-13.The Trailblazers started day two vs. Walters State and lost 3-1 25-18, 20-25, 18-25, 17-25, and finished...


Perrysburg, Ohio. -  The Vincennes University volleyball team took one of four matches over the weekend at the Owens CC Tournament in Perrysburg, OH. The Trailblazers took down Mott CC in straight sets, 25-16, 25-8, 25-23. VU then fell to DII #2-ranked Parkland in four sets, 26-24, 20-25, 5-25, 15-25, on Friday Kellogg in four sets, 22-25, 25-16, 19-25, 23-25, and DII #9-ranked Grand...


  ROBINSON, Ill. -- The Vincennes University volleyball team overcame a slow start Tuesday night for a sweep over Lincoln Trail, 25-22, 25-5, 25-15. The Trailblazers have won four straight matches to improve to 17-8 on the season. Alison Smith and Ryleigh Fidler led VU at the net with 10 kills apiece. Smith added 10 digs and three blocks in the win. Kloie McGrew...


Vincennes University has named veteran college volleyball coach Gary Sien to head up the Trailblazer program. Sien replaces Stephanie Armstrong, who resigned this spring to take an assistant coaching position at St. Mary’s University in San Antonio, TX. Sien brings a wealth of success in NJCAA volleyball, as well as valuable experience at the four-year program level. He was the head coach at...


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