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Month: November 2015

The ‘Cats Are In! ‘Nova Volleyball Among Field of 64

The Wildcats didn’t get much credit heading into the season. They were originally projected to finished seventh in the Big East – well out of range of the Big East Tournament, and certainly not in NCAA Tournament discussion. “Everyone was really upset about that, we thought we had more to prove,” Amanda Pedersen-Henry said. They took it… Read More ›

Week In Review: Post-Thanksgiving Recovery (Week of 11/23)

While campus was emptied as students flocked home to celebrate Thanksgiving, the three Villanova teams in action this past week had to celebrate it on the road while they participate in some big tournaments. Roller Coaster Ride: The volleyball team had the biggest tournament of them all. The Wildcats were the 2-seed in this year’s… Read More ›

An Early X-Mas Gift: Villanova Wins Lehigh Christmas City Classic

The women’s basketball team celebrated Thanksgiving and Christmas all in one jam-packed weekend. The Wildcats won the Lehigh Christmas City Classic earlier today, beating host Lehigh in the finals. Villanova won rather comfortably, beating Lehigh 65-44. The Wildcats used a strong all-around effort on offense and defense in order to take down the Mountain Hawks… Read More ›

Women’s Basketball Beats Drexel in Lehigh Christmas City Classic

Villanova celebrated Christmas a little bit early. The Wildcats spent their Thanksgiving weekend in Bethlehem, Pa. for the Lehigh Christmas City Classic. They beat Drexel 67-55 in the opening round to notch their third straight win of the season. Caroline Coyer continues her strong all-around play, leading the way with 22 points, eight rebounds, and… Read More ›

‘Nova Volleyball Loses to Creighton in Big East Tournament Finals

After sweeping Xavier yesterday in the Big East semis, Villanova was rewarded with the tough task of dethroning the defending champion Creighton Bluejays at their own court. The regular season series had been split, with each team taking home a win. Creighton, who was almost upset yesterday by Marquette, made sure to avoid making the… Read More ›

Day One from Omaha: Big East Volleyball Tournament Recap

Four teams entered D.J. Sokol Arena on Friday, and there were to be only two teams left standing at the end of the day.

Wildcats Win NIT Season Tip-off, Win 69-52 over Georgia Tech

Jalen Brunson earned NIT Season Tip-off MVP honors as Villanova beat Georgia Tech 69-52, en route to claiming the tournament title. The Wildcats used another strong defensive effort to cover up for their woes from the three-point line. Villanova shot a sub-par 8-of-27 (29.6%) from long range, but its defense made Georgia Tech do even worse…. Read More ›

2015 Big East Volleyball Tournament Primer

The stage is set in Omaha, Nebraska for this weekend’s Big East Tournament on November 27 and 28. Four teams – Creighton, Villanova, Xavier, and Marquette will battle it out for conference supremacy.

Game Preview: Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets

#8 Villanova Wildcats (5-0) vs. Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets (4-1) When: Friday, November 27th, 2015, at 3:00 p.m. Where: Barclays Center, Brooklyn, NY Coverage: ESPN2 Georgia Tech’s Previous Season Record: 12-19 Key Players for Georgia Tech: #3 Marcus Georges-Hunt (6-5, 214) Sr., G/F; #0 Charles Mitchell (6-8, 269) Sr., F/C; #32 Nick Jacobs (6-8, 260) Sr…. Read More ›

Villanova Overcomes Cold Shooting Performance to Beat Stanford

The Wildcats came out sluggish on Thursday afternoon. Despite a poor shooting performance, Villanova beat Stanford 59-45 to move on to the championship round of the NIT Season Tipoff. Maybe there was too much tryptophan in their system from some Thanksgiving turkey, as the Wildcats shot a mediocre 30.6% on the floor. Villanova couldn’t get its… Read More ›

About The Author

Eugene Rapay '16 created "The Bench Mob" in November 2013. He joined the Villanova Times in 2012 as a writer. A Westchester, NY native, who will bring top quality coverage of all things Villanova sports.

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