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

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

By Veronica Janosek, News & Sports Editor

October 8, 2019

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 th...

The Welcome Back Bash

Logan Hershberger, the president of the Zips Programming Network, plays glow-in-the-dark mini golf during the Welcome Back Bash.

By Sofia Syed, Arts & Life Editor

January 25, 2016

It may be hard getting back into the swing of a new semester after a long break. To make the first week transition more enjoyable, ZPN hosted a Welcome Back Bash for students on Jan. 21. Upon entering the Student Union Ballroom, students were given a raffle ticket for a chance to win gift cards from...

Sports Around Campus

By Terry Rabbitts, Sports Editor

September 9, 2015

Women’s Volleyball Fresh off their victories against Navy (3-0), St. Francis University (Pa.) (3-0), and Canisius University (3-1) in the Akron Invitational, the Zips head to the Holiday Inn Invitational in Dayton. This weekend’s matchups will include matches against Wright State University and a ...

Zippy buzzes in mascot challenge

Vote for Zippy in the Capital One Mascot Challenge.

By Forrest Dukes, Sports Editor

November 10, 2014

In the final week of the Capital One Mascot Challenge Zippy lost to Buzz, the mascot from Georgia Tech and fell to her lowest seating in the tournament, 6th place. The tournament has now moved on to the postseason and will be single elimination style. Zippy is facing Buzz again and will look to defeat...

Volleyball team picks up fourth straight victory

November 1, 2012

Written by: Parker Perry The University of Akron volleyball team extended their winning streak to four over the weekend as they took down both Buffalo and Toledo. Akron swept the Buffalo Bulls and pulled a three-set-to-one victory over the Toledo Rockets. It became dicey in the third set for the Zips. Though they captured the first two set...

Volleyball team inches closer to clinching a playoff berth

October 23, 2012

Written by: Parker Perry The University of Akron volleyball team defeated defending Mid-American Conference champions the Central Michigan Chippewas on Saturday night to up their conference record to 5-5 and put themselves in position to clinch a conference berth. "They are a very tough team. There is a...

Volleyball goes winless over the weekend

October 16, 2012

Written by: Parker Perry The University of Akron volleyball team came up short over the weekend. The team dropped both of their matches, 3-1 to Western Michigan and 3-2 to Northern Illinois. Despite falling in both contests, the team is still in contention for a spot in the Mid-American Conference tourn...

Volleyball team continues fighting for playoff spot

October 11, 2012

Written by: Parker Perry With 10 matches left to play in the 2012 volleyball regular season, the Akron Zips sit on the edge of a cliff: the Mid-American Conference Standings. The top eight teams will play in the conference tournament at Geneva, Ohio in late November. The Akron Zips are tied for sev...

Volleyball team serves Kent State a crushing loss over the weekend

October 9, 2012

Written by: Parker Perry The University of Akron volleyball team continued a trend over the weekend. After falling in their first match in Athens, Akron evened out their Mid-American Conference record by sweeping arch-rival Kent State at KSU. It was the third weekend in a row that the Zips finishe...

Sympson's sports view: football, volleyball, men's soccer

October 2, 2012

Written by: Matt Sympson It was a WILD weekend in Akron sports... just in case you were wondering! With so many of our teams playing at home, it was a very eventful three days. Akron football One word describes this football game to me: ridiculous. I’m not sure which was more ridiculous, though...

Volleyball spikes it in the face of Miami

October 2, 2012

Written by: Parker Perry Finding another gear was essential for the Akron volleyball team to pull out its second win in the Mid-American Conference. “One of the things that we talk about is finding another gear, and continuing to find other ways to score,” said head coach Ron Arenz after his team t...

Volleyball team begins MAC play with a bang

September 25, 2012

Written by: Parker Perry The UA volleyball team started the Mid-American Conference portion of their schedule last Thursday. Akron defeated the Buffalo Bulls in straight sets, but fell in their second MAC match at Ball State. These games put Akron in a tie for second place in the MAC East divisio...

Volleyball spikes their way to 7-5 record

September 20, 2012

Written by: Parker Perry The Akron Zips volleyball team won two of three matches over the weekend at the Bryant Invitational tournament. The Zips defeated Holy Cross and host team Bryant University, but fell in their last match to Northern Kentucky University. Before the tournament, Akron volleyball...

Volleyball bumps sets and spikes its way to 5-4 record

September 11, 2012

Written by: Parker Perry The University of Akron hosted its second volleyball tournament over the past weekend. The home team came through to sweep the field and improved its record to above .500. The Zips played in two competitive matches; their first match was a 3-0 sweep. They played teams fro...

Sympson's weekly view

September 11, 2012

Written by: Matt Sympson It was a disappointing weekend for the Zips football team who fell to Florida International University. The loss resulted them to drop to a 0-2 record so far this season. It's heartbreaking to see a team give 110% out on the field, force sudden death, and come up on the short ...

Volleyball gets caught in the net

September 6, 2012

Written by: Parker Perry The University of Akron Volleyball team has opened their 2012 regular season, and slowly has come out of the gate with a 2-4 record. Akron has played in two weekend tournaments; the first was in South Carolina where they finished 1-3, the next at home in their first hosted tou...

Volleyball setting up for better spike in 2012

September 5, 2012

Written by: Parker Perry The University of Akron Volleyball team comes into the season hungry. “Starting in January the girls made it a point that they were going to work harder than anybody else,” said fifth year head coach Ron Arenz about his squad after a disappointing 2011 campaign. “Hu...

UA volleyball drops two games: Zips lose to NIU 3-2 and WMU 3-0 over the weekend

October 17, 2011

By: Jay Dukes The Akron volleyball team fell in matches this weekend against Northern Illinois University and Western Michigan at the JAR to bring their record to 4-17 overall. Friday, the Zips lost the matchup against Northern Illinois University, but won two of the five sets played, during one of wh...

Zips to host Huskies and Broncos

October 13, 2011

By: Jay Dukes The Zips volleyball team will host the Huskies of Northern Illinois University on Friday and the Broncos of Western Michigan University Saturday at the JAR during this weekend’s Dig for a Cure. Akron is now 4-15 overall and 1-5 in MAC play. In 19 matches, UA had averaged 11.24 kills an...

Twitty named to Defensive Player of the Week honors

October 13, 2011

By: Chris Coon On Monday The University of Akron’s Paiton Twitty of the volleyball team was named Mid-American Conference East Division Player of the Week. The Toledo native, and junior middle blocker recorded a career-high eight kills hitting .357, while recording 2.0 total blocks of which was s...

Zips volleyball team goes 1-1 homecoming weekend

October 11, 2011

By: Jay Dukes The University of Akron volleyball team hosted Ohio University Friday at the JAR, falling in straight sets 22-25, 16-25, and 20-25. The Zips now have a record of 3-15, 0-5 in MAC play. While Ohio University’s record improves to 13-6, the Bobcats are also undefeated in conference play...