Volleyball, soccer gain winning streaks

Volleyball, soccer gain winning streaks

The men’s soccer and women’s volleyball teams have earned player honors and American Southwest Championship victories as they move into the final stretch of matches before the championships. The men’s soccer team is currently leading with a five-game winning streak. Women’s volleyball ended September with a three-game winning streak and...

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ASC poll predicts team success

ASC poll predicts team success

Early preseason polls released by the American Southwest Conference put three Comet teams in high ranks as the teams prepare for the start of the season. The ASC released the preseason polls for the volleyball and the two soccer teams on Aug. 13 and 16 respectively, two weeks before the...

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Volleyball team receives fourth academic honor

Volleyball team receives fourth academic honor

The volleyball team received honors from the National Coaches’ Association with only two more weeks until the season starts. UT Dallas was one of the 973 universities that received the honor from the American Volleyball Coaches Association. The honor focuses on the academic standing of teams. Schools nominated for the...

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Athletes inducted into Hall of Honors

Athletes inducted into Hall of Honors

For the first time ever, volleyball and women’s basketball were represented in UTD’s Athletic Hall of Honors as athletes from those teams were inducted into this year’s class. UTD’s Athletic Hall of Honors gives recognition to members of the UTD community who made a significant impact on the athletic department....

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November madness

November madness

As players from Southwestern University hoisted the NCAA regional trophy high in the air atop the green and orange “Comets” logo at the midcourt of the Activity Center gym, UTD’s volleyball team could do nothing but stand and watch in silence. After a nearly two-and-a-half hour match that saw the...

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Volleyball advances to third round of NCAA tourney

Volleyball advances to third round of NCAA tourney

UTD’s volleyball team advanced to the third round of the NCAA D-III Tournament for the first time after defeating no. 25 Hendrix College Warriors 3-2 (20-25, 25-21, 20-25, 27-25, 12-15). The Comets improved to 32-2 on the season after a close match that went five sets. A crowd of 595...

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UTD volleyball beats down Whitworth to advance in tourney

UTD volleyball beats down Whitworth to advance in tourney

The volleyball team got off to a fast start in its NCAA tournament appearance by taking down Whitworth 3-0 (25-20,25-13,25-19) in front of a raucous home crowd to improve to 31-2 on the year. Coming into the game, the first-ever NCAA volleyball tournament game hosted on campus, the odds favored the...

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Volleyball coaches lead team to 300 wins

Volleyball coaches lead team to 300 wins

The UTD volleyball team won its 300th game in school history under the guidance of the same duo that coached the program to its first victory 12 years ago. Head coach Marci Sanders and assistant coach Zach Villarreal have been with the program since its inception in 2004. During their...

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Fall sports breakdown

Fall sports breakdown

The subtle changing of leaves means it’s time for UTD fall sports to start up again. Volleyball, women’s soccer and men’s soccer all have high hopes this season, but whether those hopes will yield results requires a complete breakdown of each sport. Roster The volleyball team, like last year, again...

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Tracking volleyball’s rise to prominence at UTD

The innermost layer of a volleyball is comprised of a rubber bladder, the second is made out of cloth and the third shell consists of 18 rectangular leather panels arranged in six identical sections. Just as a volleyball has evolved into a multi-layered invention, so too has the sport, with...

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