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By: Avery Booth Missouri Western took on Fort Hays State Thursday night at the MWSU fieldhouse and won in five sets, moving them up to fifth in the MIAA standings.  The Griffons are now tied with Central Oklahoma for fifth place. The Central Oklahoma Bronchos face Central Missouri and Northw… READ MORE

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By: Harry Loomis Despite giving some of the best teams in the nation a run for their money, the Griffons came out without the result they were looking for. The Griffons fell to No. 14 Northwest Missouri State and No. 3 Washburn before capping off the weekend with an impressive sweep of Emporia State. The […] READ MORE

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By: Brett Howery Griffon volleyball started off a four-game away stretch with a 3-0 loss to No. 3 Nebraska-Kearney but then rebounded to defeat Fort Hays, 3-0.  Nebraska-Kearney moves to 17-0, 8-0 in the conference with this win, while Western fell to 9-6, 2-4 in the MIAA..  The game score-wise wasn’t close, with Missouri Western’s […] READ MORE

By: Brett Howery Griffon volleyball won two games in a row this weekend, their first home stand and ending a 1-4 run after beating Pitt State and Missouri Southern.  The Griffons (8-5) dominated Pittsburg State (8-7) for their fifth win in a row, only allowing one set win in the last five meetings between the […] READ MORE

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By: Avery Booth Ali Tauchen is a 6’0” junior from Iowa City, Iowa, and was the MIAA Freshman of the year in 2017 and is currently in the top ten in the MIAA in hitting percentage, kills, blocks and service aces.  Tauchen is great on the court but what is she like off the court? […] READ MORE

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By: Avery Booth Missouri Western went up against a tough opponent in their MIAA Conference opener when they took on No. 15 ranked Northwest Missouri State on the Bearcats’ home court in Maryville, Missouri.  The Griffons lost the first two sets 25-21 and 25-12. After winning a thrilling third set 28-26, the Griffons won the […] READ MORE

With just about seven games left in the season, Missouri Western volleyball sees the 4-7 record for themselves in their conference and knows it’s crunch time. Recapping the first half of season for the Griffons, it has definitely been an up and down filled with thriller wins and disappointing loses. The Griffons began their preseason […] READ MORE

Missouri Western volleyball had an eventful double header weekend against the Pitt State Gorillas and University of Central Oklahoma. The Griffons split the games, sweeping Pitt State 3-0, while losing to UCO 2-3. This has been the story for the Griffons the past few weeks each time they’ve had back-to-back games. They dominate one of […] READ MORE

This past weekend, Griffon volleyball had two eventful matches against Missouri Southern State University and Southwest Baptist University. The Griffons split the matches this weekend sweeping Missouri Southern State University  3-0 and losing to Southwest Baptist 3-2. Starting with the Southwest Baptist match, the Griffons came out strong, winning the first two sets 25-14 and […] READ MORE

Griffon volleyball hosted their first home match this past Friday against the competitive UCM Mules, and it was nothing short of a great game. The match lasted all 5 sets with UCM coming out on top to defeat the Griffons 3-2. Despite losing the game, the Griffons started out the first three sets focused and […] READ MORE

At Missouri Western , volleyball is one of the many sports that everyone can’t wait for the season to finally begin. While putting in countless hours in the gym and finding their team chemistry , the Griffons have been doing some preseason traveling and have been competing in some high-level competition tournaments. This past weekend […] READ MORE

Following up a season in which you went 25-11 with a 16-2 conference record is hard for anyone, but the Missouri Western Griffons volleyball team is confident in their abilities and players to do even better. This is a pretty experienced team with a good amount of returners. 11 total players are returning, five of […] READ MORE

Missouri Western’s volleyball season is off to a great start, playing four games this weekend in Springfield, Illinois, and winning all of them by a final score of 3-0. In their first game of the season, Western played Cedarville, beating them  25-17, 25-12 and 25-11. junior Sam Duncan lead the team with 14 kills, while […] READ MORE

The women’s volleyball team lost both of its matches this past weekend at the MWSU Fieldhouse. They played Emporia State Friday, Oct. 14 and then no. 14 Washburn University Saturday, Oct. 15. The two losses send the Griffons to 3-5 at home and 12-9 for the season. Match 1 Missouri Western lost its homecoming game […] READ MORE

The Missouri Western volleyball team’s roller coaster of a season continued this past week in their two conference matches. The Griffons had a big win over no.11 Central Missouri at the Missouri Western Fieldhouse, 3-2. Western then traveled to St. Charles, Missouri to face a Lindenwood squad who at the time had just five wins […] READ MORE

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Head coach Marian Carbin is entering her fourth season as the Missouri Western volleyball coach. The Griffons have improved each season since she took over the program and they hope to continue that streak this season. “I think it gets harder and harder every year,” Carbin said. “But every coach’s goal is to win championships and until […] READ MORE

With Will Smith popping up on your television almost twice a day, I am sure you are aware of the rising concern of concussions in sports. Recent incidents around the country have forced the NCAA and other organizations to take a strong approach towards the protocols when dealing with a concussed athlete. Some of those […] READ MORE

Western’s season came to an end with a five-set loss to the No. 15 Washburn Ichabods in the first round of the MIAA Tournament on Tuesday. Head coach Marian Carbin was happy with the way her team fought throughout the match, despite the loss. “We battled; the girls played really well and I’m proud of […] READ MORE

The Griffons swept the rival Bearcats at home without star outside hitter Jessie Thorup for the second match. Last Friday, in a win against Fort Hays State, Thorup suffered what would appear to be a serious knee injury, which has kept her sidelined for the last two matches. Although the team does not fully know […] READ MORE

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 […] READ MORE

The Griffons began their three-week road journey with a win over the Emporia State Hornets and a loss to the No. 15 Washburn Ichabods. Head coach Marian Carbin believes that this particular road trip is one of the toughest of the season. “That trip to Emporia and Washburn is always hard in terms of traveling […] READ MORE

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, Missouri to face their second nationally ranked opponent in just a week, but this time, they found success […] READ MORE

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Before the non-conference season started, Griffon coach Marian Carbin thought that the Griffons would be able to get off to a good start to the season, thanks to the way the schedule was set up. Well the Griffons have definitely fulfilled those expectations and then some. After dropping the first two matches of the season, […] READ MORE

Ferris State Western struggled offensively against No. 18 Ferris State in game two of the Ferris State Invitational, leading to a 1-3 loss. The Griffons kept the first set close and scored three points in a row to take the first set 26-24. They continued to play aggressively in the second set, taking a quick […] READ MORE

Most Missouri Western students have that one friend who goes to another college and always talks about how great their athletics program is even though their school is only good at one sport. The conversation, of course, ends up in a semi-serious argument to see who can one-up the other person. This fall, Western athletics […] READ MORE

The Griffons wrap up the regular season Friday, with an away match against No. 17 University of Central Missouri. Western struggled against Central Missouri during their first meeting of the year, which resulted in a three set sweep to open the regular season. Since that opening loss the Griffons have amassed an overall record of […] READ MORE

After going 1-1 over the weekend, with a win against Missouri Southern and a loss to Central Oklahoma, Western bounced back with the sweep of Lindenwood University at home on Tuesday. The Griffons got off to a slow start in the first set, allowing the Lions to tie the set 10-10. Western quickly stepped up […] READ MORE

After sweeping the season series against Washburn on Saturday, Western dives back into conference play with a home game against Missouri Southern State University. Last weekend, against the Ichabods, the Griffons got off to a slow start causing the team to drop the first set 25-20 and set two 26-24. Western went on to win […] READ MORE

Sarah Faubel was born and raised into a Christian family, in Lincoln, Neb. She has allowed her faith to be her guide through life on and off the volleyball court. “Faith has been important to my family and me for a really long time,” Faubel said. “It is what drives our life.” Faubel began developing a love […] READ MORE

Western bounced back from their loss to Nebraska-Kearney with a sweep of rival Northwest Missouri State University on Tuesday, Oct. 14. Libero Sarah Faubel believes that the team’s win is a testament to their character and program. “It shows the character of our team because I think good teams can come back and adjust pretty […] READ MORE

Midway through the season, Western has compiled a 13-3 overall record, a 7-1 conference record and is now building on a seven match win streak. The Griffons began the regular season with a loss to Central Missouri, but since then the team has only added to the win column. Western contributed to their win streak […] READ MORE

The volleyball team started off hot this season and showed teams in the conference that they meant business. They have only improved since starting off 4-1 in their first five games. They beat two MIAA teams that were undefeated at the time. Washburn University was sitting at 10-0 before losing to the Griffons three sets […] READ MORE

Western will be heading into conference play with a 6-3 overall record after concluding their preseason with the University of Sioux Falls Tournament last weekend. Western opened the tournament sweeping Bemidji State University three sets to none. The Griffons had three players with double-digit kills in the first game and posted a .611 attack percentage. […] READ MORE

Western has a recruitment class stacked with talent and depth. But one dynamic standout is freshman Amanda Dalbey. Dalbey was born in Fort Lewis, Wash. While growing up, Dalbey and her family moved numerous times to follow her dad who is active duty military. She has lived all over the United States: California, New York, […] READ MORE

The Griffons is entering the 2014 season ranked sixth in the MIAA Preseason Coaches Poll after a winning 2013 season. Western ended the season with a 16-15 overall record and a 9-7 record in MIAA play. This is the first time the Griffons had a record over .500 since 2006 and they recorded the best MIAA record […] READ MORE

It was 12 weeks ago that Western was not in the top 10 of the MIAA standings. They were 3-6 to start the season. Senior standout Stephanie Hattey had made a personal decision to not play this season to focus on school. Plus, they were now being led by new head coach, Marian Carbin. With […] READ MORE

After last week’s shutout victory over Missouri Southern, Western prepares to face the Central Missouri Jennies as the season comes near its endpoint. UCM is 25-1 overall, and are 11-1 in the conference. They are currently ranked No.1 in the MIAA standings and, as of Monday, November 4, the Jennies are ranked No.5 in the […] READ MORE

Western defeated their rivals, the Northwest Bearcats, 3-1 in a home match-up on Tuesday, Oct. 29. Both teams went on to the court ready to play, but ultimately, Western walked away with the win. The game began strong, with determined looks on both sides, and their eyes on the prize. “Tonight’s game went well. We […] READ MORE

After last week’s loss to the Washburn Ichabods, Western prepares to welcome the Missouri Southern Lions to the MWSU Fieldhouse. Southern seems to be struggling this season, and have an overall record of 4-19, having no victories in the MIAA conference so far. Despite the circumstances, Western does not underestimate the opposition. “Missouri Southern has […] READ MORE

Western is ready to welcome the Pittsburg state Gorillas to the MWSU Fieldhouse on Oct. 24. Pitt State is a well-rounded team with a solid record. They sit at a 10-10 overall, 3-5 in the conference and 7-5 non-conference. Last season PSU ended on a positive note with a final record of 17-13 so they […] READ MORE

Western volleyball prepares to face off against the Southwestern Oklahoma State Bulldogs for the first time this season. The head coach of the SWOSU Bulldogs, Josh Collins, is only the second coach in their volleyball program history. He took over for longtime head coach Bo Pagliasotti, on 1 Jan. 2012. He served as an assistant […] READ MORE

The Missouri Western volleyball team is now now on a five game winning streak after coming up top in the Missouri Southern State Invitational over the weekend. “I think we can keep up the winning streak. We really don’t think about those things. If we keep playing at this level, we definitely can keep it […] READ MORE

Western gets ready to step out onto the court against the Central Oklahoma Bronchos for the eighth MIAA conference game of the season. The Bronchos finished the 2012 season with a final record of 13-18. This season, they have surpassed last season’s win mark, and are currently sitting at an impressive 12-4 record. So far this […] READ MORE

Western defeated the Hornets of Emporia State 3-1 on Tuesday, Oct. 8. The Griffons, as well as the ESU Hornets, came out ready to play and began to do so explosively. The first set was neck-and-neck the entire time, until the Griffons surpassed the Hornets 28-26 in the set.  Western out-killed the opposition 20-15. The […] READ MORE

Volleyball senior Stephanie Hattey recently made a strong decision deciding between her final season as a Griffon and her future career. Hattey, a three-year starter for Western, started her senior season this fall with a lot of hype surrounding her playing abilities. Praised as “one of the most versatile players in the MIAA” after her […] READ MORE

First year coaches prepare to face off as Marian Carbin and the Griffons take on Rachel Kirkman and the Missouri Southern State Lions. Like Carbin, who was the assistant head coach for the Griffons last season, Kirkman was the assistant head coach with the Lions last season. The two coaches are also similar as they […] READ MORE

Western volleyball wins 3-1 in the home opener against the Tigers of Fort Hays State on Tuesday, Sept. 24. Sophomore Jessie Thorup helped the team offensively, having an impressive total of 21 kills. At the start of the game, the Griffons looked prepared, winning the first set 25-22. Freshman Kelsey Olion and Thorup led the […] READ MORE

The Western volleyball is set to face off against the undefeated University of Central Missouri Mules. UCM has started this season winning 10 consecutive games and, with the exception of Minnesota State-Moorhead, they have defeated all other opponents 3-0. “We treat each match the same,” UCM head coach, Philip Piontek, said. “We consider ourselves to […] READ MORE

Western volleyball is set to face off against former assistant coach Kurt Kohler and the Fort Hays State Tigers for the home opener. Kohler was the assistant coach for the Missouri Western volleyball team in 2004. He was also the recruiting coordinator for the team. “I thoroughly enjoyed my time at Missouri Western and continue […] READ MORE

Western volleyball is ready to face St. Cloud State University and rack up another victory over Minot State University. The SCSU game is very important to win for the volleyball team because it’s a regional game. Head coach Marian Carbin, who was the assistant coach last season, wants to win regionals. Coach Carbin said that […] READ MORE