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Griffons surge towards top of MIAA

The No. 18 Griffons captured sole possession of first place in the MIAA after they swept both Missouri Southern and Pittsburg State over the weekend. Western began their rise to first with two dominating wins over the Lions on Friday by a score of 10-2 and 10-1. In game one the Griffons sent the first run across the plate off... Read More

Western takes first MIAA Tournament win in six years

For the first time since 2010 Western won its first postseason game with a commanding 70-54 win over the Washburn Ichabods on Tuesday. With the win the Griffons also became the first No. 11 seed to win an MIAA Tournament game. Head coach Brett Weiberg is happy that his team was able to experience this win. “It feels good, I’m... Read More

Thorup breaks career kills record

The weekend was filled with success as the Griffons swept both of their road opponents and Jessie Thorup was crowned Western’s overall kills leader. Sweeping both road matches showed head coach Marian Carbin that their offense was able to dictate each set. “What I was most pleased with was that we played well offensively, we controlled the tempo against both... Read More

Griffons claim second in MIAA

Seniors Jessie Thorup, Lindsay Partridge, Jordan Chohon and sophmore Kayla Ruff celebrate a point. Zack Papenberg | Photo Editor Western toppled the No. 11 Central Missouri Jennies for the first time since 2005 on Friday, followed by a home win against the Lindenwood University Lions on Saturday. Western 3, UCM 2 The Griffons traveled to Warrensburg,... Read More

Gant named MIAA Defensive Athlete of the Week

Defender Taylor Gant’s stingy defense against Lindenwood earned her MIAA Defensive Athlete of the Week for the second time in her career. Gant and the Griffons only allowed the Lions to score one goal on 14 shots. For the season, Western has only allowed 46 shot attempts with just 27 on goal. Western has only given up four goals in... Read More