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Top 10 Moments in Villanova Athletics of 2015

With 2016 and New Year’s Eve celebrations just around the corner, we’ll take this time to look back and celebrate the top moments of 2015 in Villanova Athletics.

‘Nova Volleyball Ousted by Dayton in Four Sets

Villanova played in its first NCAA Tournament game since 1997 late Friday afternoon. Unfortunately for the Wildcats, their season has come to an end. Villanova and Dayton duked it out through four close sets, with the Flyers coming out on top. Each set was decided by four or less points. Dayton won 21-25, 26-24, 25-23,… 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.

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.

Watch For It Wednesday: Gobble, Gobble!

With most of campus cleared out for the Thanksgiving weekend, athletics beats on. Here are the different things you can look forward to this weekend while you’re eating some turkey, Black Friday shopping, or recovering from the busy next few days. Back to Brooklyn: The men’s basketball team is going back to the Barclays Center… Read More ›

Spiking It To Cancer

This Thanksgiving, middle blocker Gabby Pethokoukis has a lot to be thankful for. She and the volleyball team are headed for Omaha, where the Wildcats will be playing in their first Big East Tournament since 2010. Aside from the team’s success on the court, she’s grateful to be healthy and cancer-free. “It’s been amazing to… Read More ›

State of the Nova Nation: Episode 6

In our last episode before Thanksgiving, we wrap up the regular seasons for both the football and volleyball teams. Coach Andy Talley was able to join us for our weekly conversation, where he shared with us his reflections on the season, thoughts on John Robertson and Zach Bednarczyk, as well as where the team goes moving forward…. Read More ›

Week In Review: The Pre-Thanksgiving Edition (Week of 11/16)

Villanova University just finished its last full week before the Thanksgiving weekend break. Here are some of the main stories from this past week: Hanging With The Champ: On Saturday, the men’s and women’s cross country teams raced at the NCAA National Championships in Louisville, Ky. Patrick Tiernan found himself toe-to-toe with the two-time defending champion Edward… Read More ›

‘Nova Volleyball Sweeps St. John’s on Senior Night

For Villanova, seven is far from a lucky number. Heading into the season, the Wildcats were projected to finish seventh in the Big East. “Before preseason started, we taped sevens all over the locker room,” senior setter Emma Pettit said. “It was a constant reminder that we have all this untapped potential that we’re ready to… 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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