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Junior defensive specialist Ellie Benedict has taken part in the Ithaca College volleyball teams historic hot stretch. During the regular season, the team won 24 out of 25 sets in conference play.

Volleyball digs deep in historically dominant season

By David Schurter, Staff Writer November 8, 2023
The Ithaca College volleyball program is in the midst of a historic dominant stretch. The team has compiled an overall record of 23–4, winning all eight matches against Liberty League opponents this season, including 24 of its 25 sets played. 
The Ithaca College volleyball team runs on to the court to celebrate its four set victory over the University of Scranton. The victory is the sixth straight for the Bombers.

Volleyball completes weekend sweep with victory over Scranton

By Rory Mastine, Contributing Writer October 30, 2023
The Ithaca College volleyball team won its sixth game in a row Oct. 28, taking down the University of Scranton Royals in its final regular-season home game, completing a victorious weekend after defeating Clarkson University on Oct. 27.
From left, junior middle blocker Anaya Prince and junior outside hitter Faith Sabatier leap for the ball in the Bombers 3–1 win on Senior Day.

Volleyball earns dominant win over Skidmore on Senior Day

By Alliey Magistro, Staff Writer October 7, 2023
The stands were packed with Bombers’ fans on Oct. 7, cheering on the Ithaca College volleyball team in its senior day matchup against Skidmore College. It was an intense game, but the Bombers were victorious, winning three out of the four sets. 
From left, junior outside hitter Samantha Klemm and junior defensive setter Peyton Miller look on while sophomore middle blocker Ella Graper and first-year outside hitter Naomi Clauhs block at the net.

Volleyball thwarts Eastern University in four sets

By Farrell Hudson, Staff Writer September 30, 2023
The Ithaca College volleyball team extended their winning streak to six games, emerging victorious over a reputable Eastern University Eagles squad in four sets (21–25), (25–22), (25– 17) and (25–15), improving their record to 11–3 prior to their first conference matchup. 
From left, senior outside hitter Alexandra Montgomery looks on while first-year outside hitter Gabriella Gonzalez-Abreu goes up to spike the ball.

Volleyball drops to Johns Hopkins in three sets

By Farrell Hudson, Contributing Writer September 17, 2023

The Ithaca College volleyball team had its four-game winning streak snapped at the hands of the eighth-ranked Johns Hopkins Blue Jays Sept. 15, dropping in three sets, (25–22), (27–25) and (25–22).  The...

Sophomore middle blocker Aleka Darko winds up for a spike in the Ithaca College volleyball teams 3–0 win over the Rochester Institute of Technology.

Volleyball advances to conference finals with tight win over RIT

By Aidan Charde, Sports Editor November 4, 2022
Although the final stat sheet might make it seem to have been an easy win for the Bombers, the 3–0 win over the Rochester Institute of Technology was anything but.
Junior outside hitter Alex Montgomery sets up for a spike during the Ithaca College volleyball teams 3–1 win over SUNY Cortland on Oct. 11.

Volleyball wins again after taking down SUNY Cortland

By Emma Kersting, Staff Writer October 14, 2022
The Ithaca College volleyball team defeated the rival SUNY Cortland Red Dragons 3–1 Oct. 11, continuing its win streak and improving to 15–3 on the year.
The Ithaca College volleyball team extended its win streak to 11 straight after beating Union College 3–0 Oct. 8.

Volleyball keeps win streak alive with victory over Union

By Emma Kersting, Staff Writer October 11, 2022
The Ithaca College volleyball team shutout Union College 3–0 at Ben Light Gymnasium on Oct. 8 for its 11th straight victory.
The Ithaca College volleyball team defeated the University of Scranton on Sept. 21, continuing its strong start to the season.

Volleyball wins over Scranton after dropping first set

By Emma Kersting September 23, 2022
The Ithaca College volleyball team defeated the University of Scranton Royals 3–1 at Ben Light Gymnasium on Sept. 21.
First-year setter Maddie Cox sets up a shot for sophomore middle blocker Aleka Darko during the Ithaca College volleyball teams 3–2 win over SUNY Geneseo on Sept. 3 in the Ben Light Gymnasium.

Volleyball splits Saturday series at Bomber Invitational

By Aidan Charde, Sports Editor September 5, 2022
The Ithaca College volleyball team had highs and lows Sept. 3, winning a five-set match over the SUNY Geneseo Knights before falling in three sets to the No. 19 Gustavus Adolphus College Gusties.
From left, Sophomore Alexa Darko and Faith Sabatier both led the team in kills, with 23 and 5 respectively, in the teams contest against Swarthmore College on Sept. 2

Bombers win close season opener against Swarthmore

By Aidan Charde, Sports Editor September 4, 2022
In a tumultuous game that took until the final set to be decided, the Ithaca College volleyball team came out on top 3–2 in the Ben Light Gymnasium to open the season on a high note.
From left, sophomore Faith Sabatier and senior Grace Isaksen of the Ithaca College volleyball team. Despite a good Liberty League performance in 2021, the Bombers are looking to improve on their record.

Volleyball expecting big season with young roster

By Nicolas Rosado, Staff Writer August 31, 2022
The Ithaca College volleyball team is ready to begin its second season back since the COVID-19 pandemic with the upcoming season quickly approaching.
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