2013 Volleyball News

January 16, 2014
Southern volleyball adds another for 2014
Missouri Southern volleyball coach John Napier has announced the signing of junior college transfer Jacy Ermel to add to the signing class of 2014.

December 23, 2013
Missouri Southern names John Napier as head women's volleyball coach
Missouri Southern director of athletics Jared Bruggeman has announced that John Napier will be the new head volleyball coach at Missouri Southern. Napier will officially begin his duties at Southern in January.

November 23, 2013
Volleyball signs two for 2014
Missouri Southern volleyball coach Rachel Kirkman has announced the signing of two high school athletes for the 2014 season.

November 22, 2013
Southern volleyball has six players named to MIAA Academic Honor Roll
Joplin, Mo. - The Missouri Southern volleyball team had six players named to the MIAA Academic Honor Roll, as announced by the conference office today.

November 20, 2013
Katie Politte named All-MIAA
Missouri Southern junior outside hitter Katie Politte has been named All-MIAA as the League announced its post season awards today.

November 16, 2013
Southern volleyball falls 3-0 at Pittsburg State
The Missouri Southern volleyball team finished its season today and fell on the road at Pittsburg State, three sets to none. Individual set scores were 13-25, 13-25 and 17-25.

November 12, 2013
Volleyball falls 3-2 in heartbreaking loss at Lindenwood
The Missouri Southern volleyball team went up 2-1 on the road at Lindenwood, but Lindenwood won the final two sets of the match to win three sets to two. Individual set scores were 16-25, 26-24, 25-17, 14-25 and 12-25.

November 9, 2013
Volleyball falls 3-0 at Southwest Baptist
Despite two different Lions with double-figure kills, the Missouri Southern volleyball team lost three sets to none today at Southwest Baptist. Individual set scores were 23-25, 21-25 and 13-25.

November 5, 2013
Women's volleyball falls in battle of Lions
The Missouri Southern volleyball team fell three sets to none tonight in non-conference action as the Lions dropped a match at Arkansas-Fort Smith.

November 2, 2013
Lions volleyball drops 3-0 decision at Northwest Missouri
The Missouri Southern volleyball team ran into a tough Northwest Missouri squad tonight, as the Lions dropped a three sets to none match to the Bearcats. Individual set scores were 18-25, 16-25 and 19-25.

November 1, 2013
Women's Volleyball falls 3-0 at Missouri Western
It was three close games thoughout, but the Missouri Southern volleyball team fell three sets to none tonight at Missouri Western. Individual set scores were 22-25, 23-25 and 24-26.

October 29, 2013
Southern volleyball loses 3-0 at home to No. 5 Central Missouri
The Missouri Southern volleyball team kept it close in sets one and three, but fell three sets to none tonight at home to fifth-ranked Central Missouri. Individual set scores were 18-25, 9-25 and 22-25.

October 26, 2013
Southern volleyball falls 3-0 at No. 9 Nebraska-Kearney
The Missouri Southern volleyball team fell victim to a good-hitting Nebraska-Kearney program today as the ninth ranked Lopers defeated the Lions three sets to none. Individual set scores were 18-25, 5-25 and 14-25.

October 25, 2013
Volleyball falls 3-0 at Fort Hays State
The Missouri Southern volleyball team fell three sets to none tonight at Fort Hays State. Individual set scores were 20-25, 15-25 and 23-25.

October 22, 2013
Long runs doom Lions in 3-0 loss at home to Cameron
The Missouri Southern volleyball team fell in non-conference action tonight as the Lions dropped a 3-0 set to visiting Cameron. Individual set scores were 22-25, 20-25 and 20-25.

October 18, 2013
Lions volleyball falls 3-1 at Emporia State
The Missouri Southern volleyball team had 13 kills from Payton Graves and 12 from Katie Politte, but Emporia State had four players with double-figure kills and the Lions fell three sets to one tonight in Emporia. Individual set scores were 18-25, 25-23, 19-25 and 10-25.

October 16, 2013
Lions' Volleyball falls 3-0 in non-conference action to Pittsburg State
The Missouri Southern volleyball team dropped a three set match tonight in non-conference action to Pittsburg State. Individual set scores were 23-25, 18-25 and 21-25.

October 12, 2013
Lions split final two matches in 2013 MSSU Volleyball Invitational
The Missouri Southern volleyball team split a pair of matches today in the final day of the 2013 MSSU Volleyball Invitational held at the Leggett & Platt Athletic Center.

October 11, 2013
Lions lose five-set heartbreaker to Southeastern Oklahoma in MSSU Invite
The Missouri Southern volleyball team dropped a tough five-set match tonight to Southeastern Oklahoma in the opening match for the Loins at the 2013 MSSU Invitational. Individual set scores were 25-17, 20-25, 26-28, 32-30 and 12-15.

October 10, 2013
Volleyball falls three sets to none to 13th ranked Washburn
The Missouri Southern volleyball team dropped a three set match tonight at home to visiting 13th ranked Washburn. Individual set scores were 7-25, 17-25 and 18-25.

October 5, 2013
Volleyball drops 3-1 decision to visiting Lindenwood
The Missouri Southern volleyball team dropped a close four-set contest today to visiting Lindenwood University, three sets to one. Individual set scores were 22-25, 27-25, 25-27 and 25-17.

October 4, 2013
Southern volleyball falls three sets to two in tough match with Missouri Western
The Missouri Southern volleyball team lost a hard-fought match tonight as the Lions fell three sets to two to visiting Missouri Western inside Young Gymnasium. Individual set scores were 15-25, 25-18, 29-31, 25-23, and 6-15.

October 1, 2013
Volleyball falls 3-0 at home to Central Oklahoma
The Missouri Southern volleyball team looked strong in the opening set tonight against visiting Central Oklahoma, but the Lions could not pull out the opener and eventually lost three sets to none at Young Gymnasium. Individual set scores were 22-25, 11-25 and 19-25.

September 27, 2013
Volleyball loses heartbreaker 3-2 at home to Southwest Baptist
The Missouri Southern volleyball team had its second-straight five set match, but couldn't pull the win out, losing three sets to two tonight at home to Southwest Baptist. Individual set scores were 26-28, 25-18, 19-25, 25-18, and 5-15.

September 25, 2013
Game time change for volleyball Friday
A pair of changes in the originally released 2013 Missouri Southern Volleyball schedule has been announced.

September 25, 2013
Volleyball drops tough five-setter at Drury
The Missouri Southern volleyball team lost a tough five set match tonight at Drury by the score of three sets to two. Individual set scores were 25-27, 25-23, 15-27, 29-27 and 13-15.

September 21, 2013
Volleyball falls, 3-1 to Northwest Missouri
The Missouri Southern volleyball team dropped an MIAA match tonight as the Lions fell three sets to one in their home opener to Northwest Missouri. Individual set scores were 14-25, 17-25, 25-21, and 15-25.

September 17, 2013
Southern volleyball falls 3-0 at No. 6 Central Missouri
The Missouri Southern volleyball team fell in MIAA action tonight at sixth ranked Central Missouri, losing three sets to none. Individual set scores were 9-25, 10-25, 16-25.

September 14, 2013
Lions defeat Union, 3-0, before power outage suspends second match with Southern Arkansas
The Missouri Southern volleyball team got a 3-0 win over Union (Tenn.) in the first match of the day at the Arkansas-Monticello tournament today, but a campus-wide power outage caused the postponement of the second match against Southern Arkansas and the match will be resumed from the point of stoppage in the third set, November 3 at Missouri Southern. A time has yet to be set for the match.

September 13, 2013
Volleyball splits matches in day one at Arkansas-Monticello Tournament
The Missouri Southern volleyball team split a pair of matches today in the opening day of the University of Arkansas-Monticello volleyball tournament, losing 3-1 to Kentucky Wesleyan, but dropping host Arkansas-Monticello, 3-1 in match two.

September 7, 2013
Volleyball drops final two at Pitt State Invite
The Missouri Southern volleyball team dropped its final two matches today in the last day of the Pittsburg State Invite, dropping a 3-1 match to Southeastern Oklahoma State and 3-0 to Rockhurst.

September 6, 2013
Lions split opening matches at Pitt State Invite
The Missouri Southern volleyball team ended a 38-match losing streak today as the Lions defeated Ouachita Baptist three sets to two in the second of two matches played today at the Pittsburg State Invite. The Lions lost their earlier match against Quincy, 3-1.

August 13, 2013
Southern volleyball picked 12th in preseason MIAA coaches poll
The Missouri Southern volleyball program has been picked to finish 12th in the 2013 MIAA preseason coaches poll the league announced today.

July 8, 2013
Southern athletics names Rachel Kirkman as interim head volleyball coach
Missouri Southern director of athletics Jared Bruggeman has announced that Rachel Kirkman will serve as the interim head volleyball coach for the 2013 season. A search for Kirkman's replacement as assistant coach will commence immediately.

May 13, 2013
Southern volleyball coach Trish Knight relieved of duties
Missouri Southern Director of Athletics Jared Bruggeman has announced that volleyball coach Trish Knight has been relieved of her coaching duties, effective immediately.

April 22, 2013
Southern volleyball adds two for 2013
Missouri Southern volleyball coach Trish Knight has announced the addition of two high school student-athletes to her recruiting class for 2013.