November 13, 2011
Phoenix Hold Off Bulldogs in Volleyball Season Finale
The trio of Rachael Farrell, Amanda Rudnik and Ise d’Angelo combined for 18 kills but it was not enough to deter Elon from winning by scores of 25-21, 25-14 and 25-19 in the 2011 season finale at Elon on Sunday.
November 11, 2011
Bulldogs Volleyball Completes 2011 Season at Elon
The Citadel Volleyball team will compete in its final match of the 2011 season at Elon on Sunday, Nov. 13 at 2 p.m. The Bulldogs have split their last two matches, including a four-set victory over Upstate rival Wofford on Nov. 5.
November 8, 2011
Cougars Claim Win Over Citadel Volleyball
The Citadel’s Rachael Farrell and Ise d’Angelo combined for 11 front row kills, but it was not enough to offset College of Charleston who emerged victorious by scores of 25-14, 25-9 and 25-10 on Tuesday evening at McAlister Field House.
November 7, 2011
Bulldogs Spikers Prepare for Final Home Match of 2011 Season
The Citadel Volleyball team makes its final appearance of the 2011 season at McAlister Field House on Tuesday evening when they host intracity rival College of Charleston at 6 p.m. The Bulldogs, fresh off their first Southern Conference victory of the season against Wofford on Saturday, look to capture the programs’ first win in 26 meetings against the Cougars.
November 5, 2011
Bulldogs Win in Four Sets Over Wofford
The combination of freshmen Amanda Rudnik, Ise d’Angelo and Lauren Hurt, who combined for 24 kills, proved to be the difference for The Citadel in their 25-17, 25-17, 11-25, 25-20 victory over Wofford on Saturday afternoon at McAlister Field House.
November 4, 2011
Furman Spikers Emerge with Win Over The Citadel
The tandem of Rachael Farrell and Ise d’Angelo combined for 18 kills, but The Citadel was unable to topple Furman, who emerged in three sets by scores of 25-16, 25-18 and 25-22 at McAlister Field House on Friday evening.
November 3, 2011
Bulldogs Set for Weekend Matches with Furman, Wofford
The Citadel Volleyball team begins the final three-match homestand of the 2011 season this weekend when they host Upstate rivals Furman and Wofford at McAlister Field House. The first match will take place on Friday evening at 6 p.m., when the Dogs host Wofford. On the following afternoon, at 4 p.m., the Bulldogs go head-to-head with Furman.
October 30, 2011
Citadel Volleyball Tripped Up Against Davidson
The combination of Rachael Farrell and Amanda Rudnik, who finished with seven kills each for The Citadel Volleyball team, was not enough to overcome a tough Davidson squad, who emerged with a series of 25-16, 25-16, 25-15 victories on Sunday afternoon.
October 29, 2011
Georgia Southern Completes Sweep of Citadel in Volleyball Action
Junior outside hitter Rachael Farrell drove home a team-high 10 kills and finished with a .326 hitting percentage, but it was not enough to detour Georgia Southern who completed a sweep of The Citadel by scores of 25-20, 25-16 and 25-23 on Saturday afternoon.
October 28, 2011
The Citadel Volleyball Hits the Road for Pair of SoCon Matches
The Citadel Volleyball team returns to action this weekend and in the process looks to avenge a pair of earlier losses to Georgia Southern and Davidson. Both squads completed sweeps over the Dogs earlier this season at McAlister Field House. The Bulldogs begin their weekend series against Georgia Southern on Saturday afternoon at 4 p.m. The following day the Cadets invade Davidson, where they will renew their rivalry with the Wildcats at 2 p.m.
October 25, 2011
Chanticleers Trip Up Bulldogs in Three Sets
Outside hitter Kaona Mercer finished with a team-high 11 kills, but it was Coastal Carolina that emerged with a three-game sweep of The Citadel Volleyball team on Tuesday night by scores of 25-19, 25-20 and 25-17 at McAlister Field House. Joining Mercer among the team’s statistical leaders was Ise d’Angelo, who notched a team-high 13 digs.
October 24, 2011
Bulldogs Host Chanticleers in Final Non-Conference Match of Season
The Citadel Volleyball team completes its three-match homestand on Tuesday evening when it plays hosts in-state foe Coastal Carolina at 6 p.m. in McAlister Field House. The meeting marks the final non-conference match of the season for the Bulldogs, who have seven remaining matches on the 2011 schedule.
October 22, 2011
Mercer Records 14 Kills in Tough Loss to Mountaineers
Junior Kaona Mercer finished with 14 kills and seven assisted blocks, but Southern Conference North Division foe Appalachian State earned the 3-1 victory (22-25, 25-14, 25-18, 25-14) on Saturday evening at McAlister Field House. Joining Mercer among statistical leaders for the Bulldogs was Rachael Farrell, who tallied eight kills and a .412 attack percentage offensively, while anchoring the defensive efforts with 15 digs.
October 21, 2011
Western Carolina Turns Back Citadel Spikers
Freshman Amanda Rudnik tallied a team-high eight kills for The Citadel, but it was Western Carolina that emerged with a three-set victory by scores of 26-24, 25-16 and 25-17 on Friday evening at McAlister Field House. The Bulldogs, hosting their annual “Dig Pink” match to support the Susan G. Komen breast cancer research, slipped to 7-15 overall and 0-9 in Southern Conference action.
October 20, 2011
Bulldogs Open Weekend Set with Dig Pink Match Against Western Carolina
The Citadel Volleyball team makes its return to McAlister Field House for a pair of weekend Southern Conference matches against Western Carolina and Appalachian State. The Bulldogs open play on Friday when they host their annual “Dig Pink” match against the Catamounts at 6 p.m. Proceeds raised during the match are used to support breast cancer awareness. On Saturday, Oct. 22, also scheduled at 6 p.m., the Cadets play host to Appalachian State.
October 16, 2011
Chattanooga Fends Off Strong Citadel Challenge
For the second time in as many days, outside hitter Rachael Farrell led The Citadel Volleyball team in kills, this time finishing with eight, but it was Chattanooga that earned the victory over the Bulldogs by scores of 25-19, 25-23, 25-23 on Sunday afternoon.
October 15, 2011
Samford Holds Off Citadel Spikers in Three Sets
Junior Rachael Farrell finished with nine kills and seven digs, both team highs, but it was not enough for The Citadel to defeat Samford, who won in straight sets 25-18, 25-16, 25-15 on Saturday evening.
October 13, 2011
Bulldog Spikers Head to Samford, Chattanooga for Weekend Series
The Citadel Volleyball team returns to the road for a pair of Southern Conference matches this weekend when it takes on North Division foes Samford and Chattanooga. The Cadets open with Samford on Saturday, Oct. 15 at 7 p.m. before taking on the Mocs on Sunday, Oct. 16 at 3 p.m.
October 11, 2011
Seahawks Take Hard Fought Match in Five Sets
Kaona Mercer finished with a match-high 19 kills, but it was a Citadel attack error that provided visiting UNC Wilmington with a 25-15, 22-25, 22-25, 25-22, 17-15 five-set victory over the Bulldogs on Tuesday evening at McAlister Field House. The 19-kill effort marks the fifth time this season that Mercer has had double-digit kills in consecutive matches, following a 17-kill performance at Furman on Saturday, Oct. 8.
October 10, 2011
Spikers Host UNCW on Tuesday in Non-Conference Match
The Citadel Volleyball team makes a brief appearance at McAlister Field House on Tuesday night when they host UNC Wilmington at 6 p.m. The Bulldogs, with seven out of conference victories this season, have assured themselves that they will finish at .500 against non-conference competition for the seventh time in program history. The last time that the Cadets had seven non-conference wins came in 2008, when they were 7-7.
October 8, 2011
Bulldogs Take Paladins to Four Sets
The Citadel’s Kaona Mercer finished with a match-high 17 kills, but it was not enough for the Bulldogs to topple in-state rival Furman, who won by scores of 25-16, 17-25, 25-18 and 25-12 on Saturday evening. Mercer, who eclipsed the double-digit kill mark for the 10th time this season, which includes four matches against Southern Conference teams, also finished with a .306 attack percentage.
October 7, 2011
Terriers Win Battle with The Citadel in Three Sets
Junior outside hitter Kaona Mercer, who finished with six kills, was the bright spot for The Citadel Volleyball team who fell in three sets by scores of 25-17, 25-14 and 25-8 to Wofford on Friday evening. The Bulldogs struggled to get their offense on track, converting 19 team kills as they slipped to 7-10 overall and 0-5 in Southern Conference action.
October 6, 2011
The Citadel Readies for Weekend Matches in the Upstate
For the first time in two weeks, The Citadel Volleyball team will play a road match when it heads to the South Carolina Upstate for a pair of weekend matches with Wofford and Furman. The Bulldogs, fresh off a three-game sweep of S.C. State, open with a Friday match at Wofford, set for 6 p.m. The following day, the Cadets head to Greenville for a 7 p.m. match with the Paladins.
October 4, 2011
The Citadel Completes Three-Game Sweep of S.C. State
Kathryn Johnston notched a team-high nine kills to lead The Citadel to a 25-13, 25-22, 25-22 sweep of in-state foe South Carolina State on Tuesday evening at McAlister Field House. The senior outside hitter paced a Bulldog front row that connected on 39 kills in 85 total attacks and finished with a .341 attack percentage, the second-highest this season.
October 3, 2011
Citadel Spikers Complete Four-Match Homestand Against S.C. State
The Citadel Volleyball team completes its four-match homestand on Tuesday evening when it welcomes South Carolina State to McAlister Field House at 6 p.m. The Citadel will be looking to avenge an earlier loss this season to S.C. State, who completed a 3-0 sweep of the Cadets on Sept. 2.
October 1, 2011
Davidson Turns Back Citadel Spikers
Kaona Mercer and Amanda Rudnik each finished with 10 kills for The Citadel Volleyball team, but it was not enough to deny visiting Davidson a 25-12, 25-19, 25-20 victory on Saturday afternoon at McAlister Field House.
September 30, 2011
Eagles Ground Bulldogs in Three Games
Junior Rachael Farrell was the bright spot for The Citadel Volleyball team, tying for a match-high 11 kills, in a 25-18, 25-17, 25-18 loss to Southern Conference foe Georgia Southern on Friday evening. Farrell converted 11 kills, limiting herself to two errors in 18 total attacks and along the way anchored the Bulldogs front row with a .500 attack percentage.
September 29, 2011
Bulldog Spikers Host Pair of Weekend SoCon Matches
The Citadel Volleyball team hosts a pair of Southern Conference matches this weekend when Georgia Southern and Davidson invade McAlister Field House. The first match, against Georgia Southern, takes place on Friday evening at 6 p.m. The weekend draws to a conclusion on Saturday afternoon at 4 p.m., when the Wildcats and Bulldogs go head-to-head.
September 25, 2011
Spartans Turn Back Bulldogs in Three Sets
The Citadel fell in its Southern Conference home opener to UNC Greensboro by scores of 25-20, 25-20 and 25-22 on Sunday afternoon at McAlister Field House. The Bulldogs were led statistically by Kaona Mercer, who finished with 10 kills, as well as Kathryn Johnston and Emily Dalton, with nine digs apiece.
September 24, 2011
The Citadel Set to Host UNC Greensboro in SoCon Clash on Sunday
The Citadel Volleyball team returns to McAlister Field House for the first of four straight matches on Sunday when they welcome Southern Conference foe UNC Greensboro at 2 p.m. The Bulldogs look to improve their 6-6 overall record and move to 1-1 in the Southern Conference, following a loss on Friday night in the conference opener to rival College of Charleston.
September 23, 2011
Bulldogs Fall to Intercity Rival Cougars in Four Sets
Junior outside hitter Kaona Mercer led The Citadel with 10 kills, however the College of Charleston earned the 3-1 victory (25-18, 20-25, 25-11, 25-19) at TD Arena on Friday evening. The Dogs also got solid outings from Alexa Dahlstrom (11 digs) and Emily Dalton (10 digs) on the defensive end.
September 22, 2011
Bulldogs Open SoCon Action at Rival Cougars on Friday
The Citadel Volleyball team begins Southern Conference play on Friday evening when it travels to TD Arena to take on crosstown rival College of Charleston at 7:00 p.m.
September 20, 2011
Bulldogs Prevail in Five Sets over Francis Marion
The Citadel Volleyball team rallied from down two sets to one to prevail with a five-set victory over Francis Marion by scores of 25-21, 22-25, 23-25, 25-18 and 15-12 at McAlister Field House on Tuesday evening. The Bulldogs offensive attack was guided by four players who finished with double-digit kills, including by Kaona Mercer (17), Rachael Farrell (14), Cassie Uribe (14) and Amanda Rudnik (13).
September 19, 2011
Volleyball Returns to McAlister Field House on Tuesday
The Citadel Volleyball team returns to action at McAlister Field House on Tuesday evening when it hosts Francis Marion for the first ever meeting between the South Carolina institutions. The match marks the 18th different in-state school that the Bulldogs have played, dating back to the 1998 season. The Cadets have combined for 28 victories against South Carolina institutes.
September 17, 2011
The Citadel Suffers Tough Losses to Liberty, N.C. State
Juniors Rachael Farrell and Kaona Mercer combined for 16 kills and 10 digs, but it was not enough to turn back a Liberty University squad that completed a 25-15, 25-11, 25-13 sweep at the N.C. State University Tournament on Saturday afternoon. The Citadel moved to 5-5 on the season following losses in all three matches at the in-season tournament.
September 16, 2011
Mercer Tallies 21 Kills in Hard Fought Five-Set Loss to Towson
Despite a record-setting performance by junior outside hitter Kaona Mercer, who finished with 21 kills and eight digs, Towson University earned a five-set win over The Citadel (25-19, 23-25, 18-25, 25-21, 15-7) at the N.C. State Tournament on Friday afternoon. Mercer’s 21 kills placed her alongside Rachel Sanders and Tara Stephenson for 10th most kills in a match in program history.
September 15, 2011
The Citadel Begins N.C. State Tournament Friday Afternoon
The Citadel Volleyball continues its tour of North Carolina this weekend when it meets Towson University as part of the N.C. State Tournament at Reynolds Coliseum on Friday. The inaugural meeting between the two teams is set to begin at 4 p.m. The Bulldogs will follow that with a pair of Saturday matches against N.C. State and Liberty, slated to start at 1 p.m. and 5:30 p.m., respectively.
September 15, 2011
Bulldog Spikers Earn Fifth Victory in Sweep of N.C. A&T
For the third time in the 2011 season The Citadel Volleyball team earned a victory by virtue of a sweep, this defeating North Carolina A&T by scores of 25-13, 25-15, 27-25. Behind junior outside hitter Kaona Mercer, who finished with match-high performances in kills (13) and digs (eight), the Bulldogs improved to 5-2 on the season.
September 14, 2011
Bulldogs Begin Three-Day, Four-Match Swing Through North Carolina
The Citadel Volleyball team begins its longest stretch of road matches this season on Thursday when it heads to North Carolina A&T. The meeting against the Aggies, which is set to begin at 6 p.m. at the Corbett Sports Center, will be followed by a three-match stretch at the N.C. State Tournament in Raleigh, N.C.
September 13, 2011
Uribe Shines in Tough Bulldog Loss to Charleston Southern
Junior outside hitter Cassie Uribe accounted for 19 of The Citadel’s 49 team kills, however it was not enough offensively to overcome a tough Charleston Southern squad who emerged victorious by scores of 25-18, 25-23, 22-25 and 25-10 on Tuesday evening. In her first home match of the season since Aug. 26, Uribe shattered her previous match-high in kills (13), connecting on 19 kills in 35 attempts to finish with a .343 attack percentage.
September 12, 2011
Bulldogs Set for Clash with Charleston Southern
After a 10-day layoff since their last match, The Citadel Volleyball returns to action on Tuesday night when they host Charleston Southern at McAlister Field House at 6 p.m. It marks the first of a five-match stretch over the course of the next five days, including a swing through North Carolina this weekend.
September 6, 2011
The Citadel’s Match with N.C. A&T Rescheduled
The Citadel Volleyball game, originally scheduled for Wednesday, Sept. 7 at N.C. A&T has been rescheduled for Thursday, Sept. 15.
September 3, 2011
Farrell, Rudnik Key in The Citadel’s Win Over Claflin
The Citadel Volleyball team completed this weekend’s matches at the S.C. Tournament with a 25-10, 25-19, 25-19 sweep of Claflin on Saturday afternoon. The combination of Rachael Farrell (10 kills, five digs) and Amanda Rudnik (nine digs, eight kills) were instrumental in victory. The Bulldogs improve to 4-1 on the season and in the process set the mark for the best five-match start in program history.
September 2, 2011
S.C. State Downs The Citadel in Three Sets
The Citadel Volleyball was unable to hold off a tough South Carolina State squad, who took the afternoon match by scores of 25-14, 27-25, 25-13. The Cadets were led by the offensive efforts of Kaona Mercer, who notched 11 kills, while the trio of Emily Dalton, Kathryn Johnston and Amanda Rudnik finished with four digs.
September 2, 2011
Bulldogs Five-Set Thriller Maintains Perfect Start to Season
The Citadel Volleyball team rallied from down two sets to one to win a five-set thriller over Alabama State (25-21, 22-25, 22-25, 25-16, 15-10) at the opening day of the South Carolina State Tournament on Friday. Junior middle hitter Kaona Mercer sparked the Dogs with 15 digs, 14 kills and four blocks, as The Citadel begins the season 3-0 for the first time in program history.
September 1, 2011
Citadel Spikers Return to Action at S.C. State Tournament this Weekend
The Citadel Volleyball team puts its perfect 2-0 record on the line this weekend, when it faces South Carolina State, Alabama State and Claflin in the S.C. State Tournament on Sept. 2-3. The Bulldogs begin play on Friday at 5 p.m. against Alabama State, when they look to carry over the momentum from a series of victories last weekend.
August 29, 2011
Volleyball "Meet The Bulldogs" Set for Tuesday Evening
Fans of The Citadel Volleyball team are invited to come out and "Meet the Bulldogs" on Tuesday, Aug. 30 at McAlister Field House. The event will begin at 5:30 p.m. and it is free and open to the public.
August 26, 2011
Khaledi, Bulldogs Set History in wins over Savannah State, Bethune-Cookman
First-year Citadel Head Coach Amir Khaledi guided the Bulldogs Volleyball team to pair of victories over Bethune-Cookman, 3-1 (25-16, 25-21, 23-25, 25-15) and Savannah State, 3-0 (25-12, 25-7, 25-11) and in the process tied a mark set by the 2008 squad as the only team to start off 2-0 in program history.
August 25, 2011
Bulldogs Open 2011 Season at McAlister Field House on Friday
When The Citadel Volleyball team opens its 2011 season on Friday afternoon, it will face Bethune-Cookman and Savannah State, who it has a combined 14-1 all-time record against.
August 25, 2011
Update: Volleyball Alters Match Schedule
After Hurricane Irene canceled the Tiny Lester Memorial Volleyball Tournament at Hampton University on Wednesday, Citadel Head Coach Amir Khaledi announced that the Bulldogs will host a series of three matches on Friday afternoon.
August 22, 2011
Volleyball Heads Into Final Week of Practice
The Citadel Volleyball team heads into their final week of practice in preparation for Friday’s doubleheader at the Hampton University Tournament. In the morning session, the Bulldogs will meet Maryland-Eastern Shore followed by a match with the host Pirates to complete the first day of action.
August 9, 2011
Citadel Spikers Open Practice for 2011 Season
The Citadel Volleyball team opened practice for the 2011 season under new Head Coach Amir Khaledi on Tuesday.
April 27, 2011
Bulldogs Release 2011 Volleyball Schedule
Amir Khaledi’s first season as the head coach will feature three matches against teams that reached postseason play, according to the 2011 Volleyball schedule released by the Athletics Department on Wednesday. The Bulldogs will host 13 games at McAlister Field House, including nine against Southern Conference competition.
April 26, 2011
Khaledi Announces Three More to 2011 Citadel Volleyball Class
Citadel Volleyball Head Coach Amir Khaledi released the names of three players who will join the Bulldogs as members of the 2011 recruiting class. It brings the total number of cadet-student-athletes to six, including three from early signing period, Khaledi’s first after taking over the program in November.