Volleyball
Cougars volleyball suffer early exit

Cougars volleyball suffer early exit

The College of Charleston volleyball team had an impressive season, finishing 17-12 earning a second seed in the 2016 Colonial Athletic Association Championship. Unfortunately for the Cougars, however, they suffered an early round exit to sixth seeded Delaware in the semifinals. The match between the Cougars and the Delaware Hens was a battle from the...
Charleston volleyball's Sunday victory marks third straight

Charleston volleyball’s Sunday victory marks third straight

The Cougars hosted two conference games this weekend against Delaware and Towson. With victories over both conference opponents, Charleston now owns a three game winning streak and a share of first place in the CAA. In Charleston’s match against Delaware, the Cougars won with a clean sweep 3-0. Standouts from the match were both Maddie...
Hills goes for kills

Hills goes for kills

Maddie Hills is a leader of the Charleston Cougars volleyball team who has developed into a star. In her freshman campaign she played in just 23 games with a contribution of 18 kills. Last season alone, Hills started in 17 games and posted a career high in kills in just game- 17 against Tulsa. She would...
Cougars prove it’s called the CofC Classic for a reason

Cougars prove it’s called the CofC Classic for a reason

College of Charleston Women’s Volleyball spent the weekend smashing kills and taking names at the Hampton Inn Charleston/West Ashley CofC Classic. The tournament kicked off Friday night at TD Arena with local rival Charleston Southern facing Eastern Michigan. COFC V VCU The College started off their first match easily winning the first set against Virginia...
Volleyball Season Preview

Volleyball Season Preview

The College of Charleston volleyball team began the season playing host to the CofC Invitational on Aug. 26 and Aug. 27. The Cougars (2-1) bookended a loss to South Carolina with wins in straight sets over University of Tennessee at Martin and Binghamton. Early struggles hurt Charleston’s record last season, as they lost four of...
CofC Volleyball season ends in the CAA Title Game

CofC Volleyball season ends in the CAA Title Game

The College of Charleston entered the Colonial Athletic Association volleyball tournament as the fifth seed in the same week in which four Cougars were named to All-CAA teams. Melissa Morello was named All-CAA for the first team in her career. Freshmen Allison Beckman was named to both All-CAA Third Team and to the All-Rookie Team....
Charleston wins final home game in thrilling fashion

Charleston wins final home game in thrilling fashion

The last home game of the season for the College of Charleston volleyball team was on Tuesday night. They played host to UNCW in an absolute thriller. The Cougars topped UNCW in five sets, meaning they will head next weeks’s CAA conference tournament as the fifth seed. In  a storybook finish, Captain Melissa Morello had the game-winning kill in...
Volleyball team completes weekend sweep

Volleyball team completes weekend sweep

The College of Charleston volleyball team played host to Elon and William and Mary over the weekend. The Cougars played very well in both matches, extending their winning streak to three games. Friday night, the College completed their season sweep of Elon (6-21, 2-12) in straight sets. Earlier in October, in their first meeting at Elon, the...
Senior Spotlight: Melissa Morello, Can you dig it?

Senior Spotlight: Melissa Morello, Can you dig it?

During the fall season, CisternYard Sports will feature a weekly story on a different student athlete at the College of Charleston that our sports staff thinks you should know. This week, we highlight Marissa Morello from the women’s volleyball team. Four years ago Wisconsin native Melissa Morello took a leap of faith and landed in Charleston....
Volleyball dominates Charleston Southern behind Morello’s stellar performance

Volleyball dominates Charleston Southern behind Morello’s stellar performance

Charleston was able to beat Charleston Southern in their home opener, needing just four sets thanks to the great play of Melissa Morello among others. The Cougars picked up right where they left off in their last match, against Alabama, scoring seven straight points to take an early 16-9 lead. Charleston Southern tried to fight...
Cougar Volleyball poised for another run at the CAA title

Cougar Volleyball poised for another run at the CAA title

Last season, a successful run through the CAA regular season allowed the College to host the CAA conference tournament on their home floor for the second consecutive year. Unfortunately, the Cougars dropped the CAA title game in 5 sets to Hofstra. The loss barred the team from advancing to their third straight NCAA tournament, and...
Charleston volleyball beats Hofstra, crowned CAA regular season champions

Charleston volleyball beats Hofstra, crowned CAA regular season champions

In a match that lived up to its billing, the College of Charleston downed Hofstra University in five sets to win the CAA regular season title on Hofstra’s home floor and earn home court advantage in the CAA Tournament. The matchup was a winner-take-all scenario for the Cougars and Pride. Charleston (22-9, 14-2 CAA) found...