VOLLEYBALL | Bulldogs break Ivy League tie

The Bulldogs are back on top. After a hard-fought 3–1 win over Princeton on Friday night, the volleyball team (11–5, 7–0 Ivy) gained sole possession of first place in the Ivy League for the first time since the end of the 2011 season, when the Bulldogs won the conference title. The Elis followed up Friday’s […]

VOLLEYBALL | Elis battle for first

A clash of giants is coming to the John J. Lee Amphitheater. The volleyball team will fight Princeton for sole possession of first place in the Ivy League tonight in what should be Yale’s most exciting home match of the season. The two sides are tied atop the Ivy standings with identical 5–0 conference records […]

VOLLEYBALL | Yale wins two

The volleyball team just keeps rolling. The Bulldogs won their fifth and sixth straight matches this weekend with 3–1 and 3–0 victories against Dartmouth and Harvard to maintain their hold on first place in the Ivy League. During the six-match streak, which dates back to a 3–0 sweep of Albany on Sept. 19, Yale (9–5, […]

VOLLEYBALL | First-place Bulldogs hit road

The volleyball team will face its stiffest challenge of the Ivy season thus far when it travels to Dartmouth and Harvard for its final away matches until Nov. 2. The Elis (7–5, 3–0 Ivy) are trying to build on a current four-match winning streak, which included 3–0 sweeps of Cornell and Columbia last weekend. Captain […]

VOLLEYBALL | Elis maintain winning streak against Cornell, Columbia

The volleyball team extended its winning streak to four matches and did not drop a single set this weekend in its matches against Cornell and Columbia. The two wins kept the Bulldogs in a first-place tie with Princeton and put them over the halfway point of a five-match road trip. Head coach Erin Appleman said […]

VOLLEYBALL | Road trip looms for Bulldogs

It is time for the endless New York swing. The volleyball team will log almost 12 hours on the road this weekend when it travels to Cornell and Columbia for its second and third Ivy matches of the season. “It’s tough when you have a long road trip, but it’s also kind of fun because […]

Kelly Johnson ’16 makes positive impact

Kelly Johnson ’16 is a setter on the volleyball team from Palos Verdes, Calif. During her career at Palos Verdes High School, Johnson was an All-Area selection twice and captained the varsity team her junior and senior years. This season, she is second on the team in kills and assists with 91 and 185, respectively, […]

VOLLEYBALL | Elis begin title defense

The volleyball team escaped its first weekend of Ivy play with a 3–1 win over a feisty Brown squad in Providence, R.I. The Bulldogs (5–5, 1–0 Ivy) prevailed following a tightly contested fourth set during which Brown mounted a formidable comeback. Although they faced set point at 25–24, the Bulldogs pulled through for a 27–25 […]

VOLLEYBALL | Bulldogs hit the road

After a challenging preseason, it is finally time for Ivy League play to begin for the volleyball team. The Bulldogs will begin their quest for a third straight conference title this Saturday, when they travel to Providence, R.I., to take on Brown (3–6). This weekend’s match is the beginning of a difficult stretch of five […]

VOLLEYBALL | Elis bounce back against Albany

Members of the volleyball team put an 0–3 weekend behind them and finished off their nonconference schedule in emphatic fashion on Wednesday night with a 3–0 trouncing of Albany in the John J. Lee Amphitheater. The Elis’ strong play was a welcome sight after they won just one set against three difficult opponents during a […]

Appleman brings Yale volleyball onto national stage

Head volleyball coach Erin Appleman is closing in on a decade of dynastic success. Since her first season as head coach in 2003, Appleman has quietly built the volleyball team into an Ivy League powerhouse and accomplished feats that no other coach in Yale volleyball history can match. The program has won four of its […]

VOLLEYBALL | West Coast swing disappoints

It was another tough trip to California for the volleyball team. Yale suffered three straight defeats to U.C. Santa Barbara, San Diego and Fresno State in the Bulldogs’ first trip back to the Golden State since falling to USC in the NCAA tournament last season. Seven out of the 12 members of the squad are […]