2017 Youngstown State Volleyball News

  • YSU Falls at UIC in League Opener
    September 22, 2017
    UIC hit .376 as a team and swept a short-handed Youngstown State volleyball team on Friday evening in the Horizon League opener for both teams. The set scores were 25-14, 25-18, 25-13.
  • Volleyball Starts Horizon League Slate This Weekend
    September 21, 2017
    The Youngstown State volleyball team will begin its 17th season in the Horizon League this weekend as it opens the conference slate at UIC and Green Bay. The Penguins will play at UIC on Friday at 7 p.m. ET, and they’ll play at Green Bay on Saturday at 5 p.m. Eastern. Both matches will be broadcast on ESPN3 and WatchESPN, and live stats links will be available on YSUsports.com.
  • Penguins Beat Toledo in Five Behind Varcolla's 20 Kills
    September 16, 2017
    Sarah Varcolla finished with 20 kills, and the Youngstown State volleyball team outlasted Toledo for a five-set victory on Saturday to close out the Penguins’ non-conference schedule. The set scores were 23-25, 25-18, 25-20, 14-25, 16-14.
  • Strong Defense Lifts Penguins to Sweep of Tennessee Tech
    September 15, 2017
    Lauren Blanco had 24 digs, and several other Penguins had impressive performances as the Youngstown State volleyball team swept Tennessee Tech on Friday evening at the Blue/Gold Invitational. The set scores were 25-15, 25-20, 25-17 as YSU finished day one of Toledo’s tournament with a split.
  • Penguins Fall in Three to New Mexico to Start Blue/Gold Invitational
    September 15, 2017
    New Mexico hit .393 with 43 kills in a sweep of the Youngstown State volleyball team on Friday morning at Toledo’s Savage Arena. It was the Penguins’ first match at the Blue/Gold Invitational, and the set scores were 25-21, 25-19, 25-18.
  • Volleyball Concludes Non-Conference Play at Toledo
    September 14, 2017
    The Youngstown State volleyball team will compete in its final non-conference tournament of the season this weekend as it travels to Toledo for the Blue/Gold Invitational.
  • Penguins Push Akron in Four-Set Loss
    September 09, 2017
    The Youngstown State volleyball team dropped a competitive four-set match to Akron on Saturday in its final match of the 2017 Penguin Invitational, presented by Courtyard Marriott Canfield. Two of the sets went beyond 25 as Akron prevailed 28-26, 25-19, 18-25, 26-24.
  • Volleyball Drops Four-Setter vs Fort Wayne
    September 08, 2017
    Two Fort Wayne players posted double digits in kills as Fort Wayne defeated the Youngstown State volleyball in four sets to open the Courtyard Marriott-Canfield Penguin Invitational on Friday. The set scores were 17-25, 25-22, 25-17, 25-17.
  • Penguins Win Five-Set Thriller Against Saint Francis U
    September 08, 2017
    Freshman Margaux Thompson registered a career high 18 kills to help propel the Youngstown State volleyball team to a five-set victory against Saint Francis U in match two of the Courtyard Marriott-Canfield Penguin Invitational. The set scores were 22-25, 25-15, 21-25, 25-18, 15-12.
  • Volleyball to Host Courtyard Marriott-Canfield Penguin Invitational This Weekend
    September 06, 2017
    The Youngstown State volleyball team will welcome three teams to Beeghly Center on Friday and Saturday as it hosts the 2017 Penguin Invitational, presented by Courtyard Marriott-Canfield.
  • Volleyball Drops Three-Set Match to La Salle
    September 04, 2017
    Three La Salle players posted double digits in kills, and the Explorers swept the Youngstown State volleyball team 25-21, 25-22, 25-23 on Monday at Beeghly Center.
  • Penguins Drop Five-Setter at UTEP
    September 02, 2017
    The Youngstown State volleyball team got 15 kills from Sarah Varcolla and 13 from Sam Brown in a five-set loss to UTEP on Saturday at the Glory Road Invitational. The set scores were 22-25, 25-19, 25-21, 22-25, 15-13.
  • Volleyball Suffers First Two Defeats of 2017
    September 01, 2017
    The Youngstown State volleyball team was handed its first two defeats of the season on Friday at the Glory Road Invitational in El Paso, Texas. The Penguins opened the tournament losing 25-19, 25-20, 25-16 to New Mexico, and they dropped a 25-21, 25-20, 25-19 affair to North Dakota.
  • Volleyball Holds Off Robert Morris, Improves to 4-0
    August 29, 2017
    The Youngstown State volleyball team took a two-set lead and fought off a Robert Morris rally to edge the Colonials in five sets on Tuesday evening at Beeghly Center. The set scores were 25-22, 25-23, 18-25, 18-25, 15-11.
  • Penguins Host Robert Morris Tuesday to Start Busy Stretch
    August 28, 2017
    The Youngstown State volleyball team will defend its 3-0 record at Beeghly Center on Tuesday evening as it hosts Robert Morris in the 2017 home opener. The match will start at 6 p.m., and it will be streamed live on ESPN3 and WatchESPN app.
  • Plesingrova Named Eagle Challenge MVP; Brown, Varcolla Earn All-Tournament Honors
    August 27, 2017
    Youngstown State freshman Marketa Plesingrova was named the Most Valuable Player of the Eagle Challenge in leading the Penguins to an undefeated weekend.
  • Penguins Complete Perfect Weekend to Win Eagle Challenge
    August 26, 2017
    Marketa Plesingrova had 13 kills, and the Youngstown State volleyball team swept Delaware State to win the Eagle Challenge championship on Saturday at Morehead State’s Wetherby Gym.
  • Volleyball Sweeps Winthrop, Morehead State to Open 2017
    August 25, 2017
    Morehead, Ky. -- The Youngstown State volleyball team began its 2017 season with a pair of sweeps, earning three-set wins over Winthrop and Morehead State on Friday at the Eagle Challenge.
  • Volleyball Begins 2017 Campaign This Weekend at Eagle Challenge
    August 23, 2017
    The Youngstown State volleyball team will begin the 2017 season this Friday when it plays a pair of matches at the Eagle Challenge in Morehead, Ky. The Penguins will open the campaign against Winthrop at 1 p.m., and they’ll take on tournament host Morehead State at 7 p.m.
  • Penguins Picked Ninth in Preseason Horizon League Volleyball Poll
    August 21, 2017
    The Youngstown State volleyball team has been picked to finish ninth in the Horizon League this season in a preseason poll of the conference’s head coaches.
  • Penguins Face Duquesne In Scrimmage; Host Alumni Match on Saturday
    August 17, 2017
    The Youngstown State volleyball team will get their first taste of fall competition on Friday at Duquesne. The Penguins and Dukes will scrimmage at the Palumbo Center at 6 p.m. on Friday. On Saturday, YSU will have its annual Alumni Match at the Beeghly Center.
  • Volleyball’s 2017 Schedule Features 13 Home Matches
    July 10, 2017
    The Youngstown State volleyball team will host a tournament in September and play 13 matches at Beeghly Center in 2017, YSU head coach Mark Hardaway announced.