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Coming together

The volleyball team might be full of freshmen, but Saturday was about the seniors. Yue Liu and Sun Ying Ling rose to the challenge on senior day against George Washington. In fact, everyone rose to it.…

Freshmen receiving “Baptism by fire”

In coach Bob Bertucci’s 13 seasons at Temple, he has never experienced a season like this. The Owls have posted 20 or more wins in nine seasons and have earned four NCAA tournament bids, reaching the Sweet 16 in 2002.…

Bertucci growing ‘tired of losses’

The volleyball team entered the weekend with a lot to prove. Instead, Atlantic Ten Conference foes Dayton and Xavier proved that they could outplay the Owls. Coach Bob Bertucci knew his team was going up against two of the strongest teams in the A-10, but said he expected more consistency from his players.…

Win evens conference record

Conference games. They are the crucial, make-or-break part of a team’s season. Win a lot of them and you can punch your ticket to postseason play. Lose, and you’ll get left behind in the dust.…

Tourneys prove difficult

Bob Bertucci knew exactly what he was doing when he made this season’s volleyball schedule. The coach figured opening the season with five tournaments would be a learning experience for his freshmen-laden team.…

Volleyball newcomers set eyes on A-10 East

Teams tabbed to contend for titles typically own a common trait: experience. That’s not the case for the volleyball team this season. The Owls, picked in an Atlantic Ten Conference coaches’ poll to finish first in the East Division, return just four players from last year’s squad, which finished 16-14 and captured the A-10 East crown.…

Freshman could help out team in the middle

Cayleigh Ashman’s high school volleyball career ended in storybook fashion last fall. Ashman, a senior on the volleyball team at Bishop Shanahan High, in Downingtown, Pa., led the Eagles to their first District I title and helped the squad reach the semifinals of the PIAA Class AAA Championships.…

Showing at championship not enough to deter senior

In trying to build a national reputation, the volleyball club found its platform last weekend at the Kentucky Exposition Center in Louisville, Ky. While there, at the National Intramural-Recreational Sports Association championship tournament, the Owls won four of their nine matches.…