Zips Women’s Volleyball Continues Winning Streak, Prepares for Homecoming Matches

With nine consecutive wins so far this season, the team is preparing for matches this weekend against Ohio University and Kent State University.


(Image via The University of Akron)

The Akron Women’s Volleyball team celebrates after playing against Ball State, winning three to two.

By Veronica Janosek, News & Sports Editor

Heading into Homecoming weekend at The University of Akron, the women’s volleyball team has won nine consecutive games this season with an overall record of 11 wins and four losses.

According to the
athletic’s website, this nine-game winning streak started on Sept. 13 with their  win over St. Francis (PA). The Zips won all three sets, bringing their record to 3 wins and four losses.

The next four games resulted in similar scores of 3 to 0 against
Eastern Kentucky, Seton Hall, Eastern Washington and North Dakota.

However, the volleyball team almost fell short in their match against
Buffalo on Sept. 26. Nonetheless, the Zips pulled through in the last set with a score of 15 to 10, beating Buffalo 3 to 2. 

This scare continued again on Sept. 28 against
Ball State. However, the UA women’s volleyball team came out scored 18 to 16 in the last set, pushing their 3 to 2 win over Ball State.

In their matches this past weekend, the team continued their winning streak on Oct. 4, beating
Bowling Green 3 to 1 and on Oct. 5 against Miami (OH) with 3 to 0.

Tom Hanna, head coach for the UA women’s volleyball team, said the Zips have had a good season so far with hard working players who are continuously improving and developing their skills.

We’ve been really good in practice over the last two weeks or so,” Hanna said. “If we continue to be good in serve and pass, our level of play should be high enough to allow us to be competitive in matches.

This weekend, the volleyball team is set for a match against Ohio University on Oct. 11 and Kent State University on Oct. 12. Both games will be played in the
James A. Rhodes Arena at 7 p.m.