SJU picks up big win against Nova

Carmine Carcieri, Contributing Writer
October 16, 2013
Filed under Volleyball

St. John’s (13-8) team knocked off rival Villanova (10-8) in four sets (25-19, 23-25, 31-29, 25-22) in front of a rowdy Saturday night crowd at Carnesecca Arena. The Red Storm improved their overall record to 13-8 and they snapped a three game skid in Big East play. The four tight sets were too... Read more »

Storm blank Rams in cross-town rematch

Storm blank Rams in cross-town rematch

Kyle Fitzgerald, Online Editor
September 20, 2013
Filed under Sports, Sports Scroll, Volleyball

St. John’s blew past cross-city rival Fordham in three sets (25-13, 25-20, 25-21) on Tuesday night. Although they were tested by the Rams (6-6) in all three sets, Red Storm (8-4) were able to step up their game when the pressure mounted. The first set began with each team exchanging blows, but that... Read more »

SJU Breezes past Seawolves

SJU Breezes past Seawolves

Kyle Fitzgerald, Online Editor
September 11, 2013
Filed under Volleyball

St. John’s blitzed past Stony Brook in a straight sets victory on Tuesday night. The Red Storm (5-3) handily took care of the Seawolves (3-5) in the first two sets, but had to mount a comeback late in the third set to clinch the victory in just over an hour of play. Backed by a strong performance... Read more »

Persico talks with the Torch

Persico talks with the Torch

Anthony Parelli, Assistant Sports Editor
August 28, 2013
Filed under Sports, Sports Scroll, Volleyball

Torch: What goals do you have for your team this season and how do you expect to reach them? Joanne Persico: Our goals for this season are very similar, each season has the same goals; we obviously want to make a playoff run in the Big East conference, we want to win the Big East championship, we... Read more »

Johnnies’ Bounce-Back Season Ends

Taylor Brisco, Staff Writer
November 20, 2012
Filed under Sports, Volleyball

The St. John’s Volleyball team concluded their 2012 season after losing 3-0 (15-25, 23-25, 18-25) to the No. 10 Louisville Cardinals in the Big East Tournament quarterfinals on Friday. Despite the loss, the Red Storm improved immensely this season – improving from a 10-21 record last year to a 20-12... Read more »

Off To The Tournament

Off To The Tournament

Taylor Brisco, Staff Writer
November 14, 2012
Filed under Sports, Volleyball

It was an up-and-down weekend for the St. John’s Volleyball team. Needing a win on Senior Night Friday against DePaul to guarantee a spot in the eight-team Big East tournament, the team failed to seize the opportunity, falling 3-1 (25-17, 18-25, 22-25, 22-25) to put its conference tournament status... Read more »

Vball Splits Weekend Games Against Conference Foes

Taylor Brisco, Staff Writer
November 6, 2012
Filed under Sports, Volleyball

The St. John’s Volleyball team split two matches on the road this past weekend by winning 3-1 (23-25, 25-20, 26-24, 25-19) against Syracuse on Friday and losing 3-1 (18-25, 15-25, 26-24, 16-25) to Marquette on Sunday. With the Big East tournament quickly approaching, the Red Storm (19-10, 6-7)... Read more »

Conference Struggles

Taylor Brisco, Staff Writer
October 25, 2012
Filed under Sports, Volleyball

The St. John’s volleyball team on Sunday dropped its second game of last weekend and fifth-straight game overall when it lost 3-1 (25-17, 21-25, 26-24, 25-12) to USF on Sunday. After a 4-0 start in conference play, the Red Storm now sit tied for eighth with Villanova after its recent string of... Read more »

Big East Rough Patch

Michael Opitz, Staff Writer
October 22, 2012
Filed under Sports, Volleyball

The women’s volleyball team was defeated by Big East rival Pittsburgh in straight sets. (21-25, 21-25, 14-25) Friday. The Red Storm (17-7, 4-4) were unable to overcome errors in each set, accumulating only 35 kills to 18 errors (0.175 pct). While the Panthers (12-10, 4-5), added 49 kills to only... Read more »

Positivity Moving Forward

Positivity Moving Forward

Matthew Wolfson, Staff Writer
October 17, 2012
Filed under Sports, Sports Scroll, Volleyball

Despite a disappointing weekend that saw the St. John’s women’s volleyball team lose two conference games, head coach Joanne Persico and senior leaders Sabina Piegza and Gabriela Petkova refuse to let the rest of the team get down on themselves before their two-game road trip. It’s the first... Read more »

Conference Contenders

Taylor Brisco, Staff Writer
October 8, 2012
Filed under Sports, Volleyball

The St. John’s Volleyball team is in fourth place after going 1-1 in their two-game road trip with a 3-1 win (23-25, 25-23, 25-20, 25-15) against DePaul and a 3-1 (25-19, 25-13, 17-25, 25-17) loss against Notre Dame. Before playing the Fighting Irish, the Red Storm were in first place in the Big... Read more »

Johnnies Sweep Huskies Aside

Johnnies Sweep Huskies Aside

Anthony Parelli, Sports Editor
October 3, 2012
Filed under Sports, Volleyball

The St. John’s volleyball team utilized a unique mix of upper and underclassman to defeat the Connecticut to remain undefeated in conference play. The Red Storm (16-3, 3-0) didn’t trail until the third set en route to a straight-set win (25-20, 25-21, 25-21). Despite the sweep the team had... Read more »