2016 Gardner-Webb Volleyball News

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    March 20, 2017
    Registration Now Open for GWU Volleyball Summer Camps BOILING SPRINGS, N.C. - Registration is now open for Gardner-Webb Volleyball's full slate of camps this summer.
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    March 15, 2017
    Volleyball To Compete in Three Tournaments This Spring BOILING SPRINGS, N.C. - The Gardner-Webb volleyball team will compete in three tournaments throughout the months of March and April, as announced by GWU head coach Leo Sayles.
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    November 17, 2016
    Taylor Lillard Named to 2016 Big South Volleyball All-Academic Team CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Gardner-Webb senior Taylor Lillard (Victorville, Calif.) was named to the 2016 Big South Conference Volleyball All-Academic Team, as announced by the league office earlier today.
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    November 15, 2016
    Volleyball Signs Four to 2017 Recruiting Class BOILING SPRINGS – Gardner-Webb received four official commitments in the early signing period, officially welcoming its first four members of the 2017 recruiting class after the signing of Joy Rhodes, Alex Roycraft, Abbey Sprinkle, and Katie Stanton.
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    November 12, 2016
    Volleyball Falls to Campbell, 3-1, in Season Finale Saturday Afternoon BUIES CREEK, N.C. – Kaelyn Dyson and Nicole Celarek posted double digit kills, while both Tinsley Fain and Amanda Sahm had ten or more digs and assists, yet the Gardner-Webb volleyball team fell to Campbell by a 3-1 score in the final match of the 2016 season for the Runnin’ Bulldogs.
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    November 11, 2016
    Volleyball Drops 3-1 Decision At High Point Friday Night HIGH POINT, N.C. – Taylor Lillard posted double digit kills and digs, yet the Gardner-Webb volleyball team fell to Big South Conference foe High Point by a 3-1 score on Friday night.
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    November 08, 2016
    Volleyball Drops Heartbreaking Five Set Decision to Winthrop Tuesday Night BOILING SPRINGS – Nicole Celarek and Keira Moore posted double-digit kills, yet the Runnin’ Bulldogs fell to Big South Conference foe Winthrop in five-sets on Tuesday night.
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    November 04, 2016
    .@GWU_VB Edges Charleston Southern in Five-Set Thriller Friday Night CHARLESTON, S.C. – Senior Taylor Lillard posted a double-double to lead Gardner-Webb to five-set victory over Charleston Southern in Big South Conference action Friday evening.
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    October 29, 2016
    @GWU_VB Takes Straight-Set Win at Presbyterian Saturday Evening CLINTON, S.C. - Nicole Celarek and Kaelyn Dyson had double-digit kills as Gardner-Webb picked up a straight-set win over Presbyterian on Saturday evening.
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    October 25, 2016
    Volleyball Drops Five-Set Decision to UNC Asheville Tuesday Night ASHEVILLE, N.C. – Gardner-Webb jumped out to a two-set lead Tuesday night against UNC Asheville, but the Bulldogs rallied to take a 3-2 win over the Runnin’ Bulldogs at the Justice Center.
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    October 22, 2016
    Volleyball Drops Five-Set Heartbreaker to Liberty Saturday Evening BOILING SPRINGS – Nicole Celarek posted 20 kills and Emma Milstead earned 20 digs as Gardner-Webb fell to Liberty in a five-set battle on Saturday evening in Big South Conference play.
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    October 21, 2016
    @GWU_VB Falls To First Place Radford, 3-0, Friday Night BOILING SPRINGS – Gardner-Webb battled first-place Radford tooth-and-nail in the first two sets, before the Highlanders asserted control in the third to win 3-0 Friday night in Paul Porter Arena.
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    October 18, 2016
    .@GWU_VB Earns Straight-Set Victory Over NC Central Tuesday Evening BOILING SPRINGS - Nicole Celarek (Bensenville, Ill.) racked up 12 kills and Emma Milstead (Knoxville, Tenn.) tallied 20 digs to lead Gardner-Webb to a straight-set sweep of North Carolina Central on Tuesday evening.
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    October 15, 2016
    @GWU_VB Falls to Campbell In Straight Sets Saturday Afternoon BOILING SPRINGS – Keira Moore (Spartanburg, S.C.) led Gardner-Webb with nine kills on the afternoon, yet GWU dropped a three-set decision to Big South Conference foe Campbell on Saturday.
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    October 14, 2016
    @GWU_VB Drops 3-0 Decision to High Point Friday Night BOILING SPRINGS – Taylor Lilliard (Victorville, Calif.) racked up double-digit kills, but Gardner-Webb fell to High Point in straight sets, 3-0, Friday night in Big South Conference play.
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    October 08, 2016
    @GWU_VB Falls to Radford, 3-1, Saturday Afternoon RADFORD, Va. – Sophomore Kaelyn Dyson (Holly Springs, N.C.) had a hand in seven blocks to go along with five kills as the Gardner-Webb volleyball team dropped a 3-1 decision to Big South Conference foe Radford on Saturday afternoon.
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    October 07, 2016
    @GWU_VB Drops 3-0 Decision at Liberty Friday Evening LYNCHBURG, Va. – Sophomore Amanda Sahm (Marion, Iowa) tallied a double-double with 10 digs and 12 assists as Gardner-Webb fell to Liberty by a 3-0 score Friday evening in Big South Conference action.
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    October 04, 2016
    @GWU_VB Falls to UNC Asheville, 3-2, in Five-Sets Tuesday Evening BOILING SPRINGS, N.C. –Taylor Lillard (Victorville, Calif.) and Amanda Sahm (Marion, Iowa) posted double-doubles and Emma Milstead (Knoxville, Tenn.) tallied 22 digs as Gardner-Webb dropped a five-set decision to UNC Asheville on Tuesday evening.
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    September 30, 2016
    @GWU_VB Drops 3-0 Big South Conference Decision To Presbyterian BOILING SPRINGS – Gardner-Webb welcomed nearly 700 local elementary students to Paul Porter Arena for Friday’s Education Day match, but fell in three sets to Big South rival Presbyterian (18-25, 23-25, 21-25).
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    September 27, 2016
    @GWU_VB Sweeps NC Central, 3-0, Tuesday Evening DURHAM, N.C. – Taylor Lillard (Victorville, Calif.) tallied 11 kills to pace Gardner-Webb in a straight-set sweep of North Carolina Central Tuesday evening.
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    September 24, 2016
    Charleston Southern Squeaks By @GWU_VB Saturday Afternoon BOILING SPRINGS — Senior Taylor Lillard (Victorville, Calif.) paced three Runnin’ Bulldogs with double digits in kills, as Charleston Southern held on for a scrappy 3-1 win over Gardner-Webb in Big South Conference play on Saturday afternoon.
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    September 20, 2016
    Balanced Attack Lifts @GWU_VB to Historic Win at Winthrop ROCK HILL, S.C. — Senior Taylor Lillard (Victorville, Calif.) posted her fourth double-double of the year, and Gardner-Webb recorded a season-high 13 blocks as the Runnin’ Bulldogs swept Winthrop to open Big South Conference play Tuesday evening.
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    September 17, 2016
    @GWU_VB Edges Davidson in Five-Set Thriller Saturday COLUMBIA, S.C. — Senior Taylor Lillard (Victorville, Calif.) and freshman Molly Johnston (Lubbock, Texas) combined for 26 of Gardner-Webb’s 61 kills to lead the Runnin’ Bulldogs to a thrilling five-set victory over Davidson to kick off the second day of South Carolina’s Gamecock Invitational Saturday.
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    September 17, 2016
    @GWU_VB Falls to South Carolina in Straight Sets Saturday Night COLUMBIA, S.C. — The University of South Carolina volleyball team recorded 41 kills and hit .442, while holding Gardner-Webb to 21 smashes en route to a straight set sweep of the Runnin’ Bulldogs to conclude the Gamecock Invitational Saturday evening.
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    September 16, 2016
    @GWU_VB Falls to William & Mary to Open Gamecock Invitational COLUMBIA, S.C. — The William & Mary volleyball team held Gardner-Webb to 26 kills while posting a .376 hitting percentage of its own en route to a straight-set sweep of the Runnin’ Bulldogs to open South Carolina’s Gamecock Invitational on Friday evening.
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    September 14, 2016
    Moore Leads @GWU_VB To Comfortable Sweep Of North Carolina A&T BOILING SPRINGS — Sophomore Keira Moore (Spartanburg, S.C.) posted a career-high 13 kills while hitting an otherworldly .667 to lead Gardner-Webb to a comfortable three-set sweep of North Carolina A&T on Wednesday evening in Paul Porter Arena.
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    September 12, 2016
    @GWU_VB's Emma Milstead Named Big South Defensive Player of the Week CHARLOTTE — Gardner-Webb redshirt freshman Emma Milstead (Knoxville, Tenn.) picked up her second Big South weekly award of the season Monday after being named the Big South Conference Defensive Player of the Week, announced League officials Monday.
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    September 10, 2016
    @GWU_VB Pushes Win Streak to Five With Sweep of Norfolk State ELON, N.C. — Sophomore setter Amanda Sahm (Marion, Iowa) equaled a Gardner-Webb individual single-match record with seven service aces as the Runnin’ Bulldogs dropped in 12 service aces en route to a sweep of Norfolk State on Saturday at the Elon Phoenix Classic. With the sweep, the Runnin’ Bulldogs ran their win streak to five matches and have now won their last 13 sets.
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    September 10, 2016
    Elon Snaps @GWU_VB's Five-Match Winning Streak Saturday Night ELON, N.C. — The Gardner-Webb volleyball team saw its five-match winning streak come to an abrupt end on Saturday night against Elon, as the Phoenix posted 18 blocks to deny the Runnin’ Bulldogs a clean sweep at the Phoenix Classic.
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    September 09, 2016
    @GWU_VB Smashes Way to Sweep of Delaware State ELON, N.C. — Senior Taylor Lillard (Victorville, Calif.) put down a match-high 14 kills and the Runnin’ Bulldogs posted 40 smashes and hit .364 as a team en route to a 57-minute straight set sweep of Delaware State on Friday afternoon at the Elon Phoenix Classic.
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    September 06, 2016
    Balanced Attack Lifts @GWU_VB to Sweep of South Carolina State ORANGBURG, S.C. — Four Runnin’ Bulldogs recorded at least seven kills to lead a balanced attack, as Gardner-Webb posted 43 kills and a .312 hitting percentage in a straight-set sweep of South Carolina State on Tuesday evening.
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    September 04, 2016
    @GWU_VB's Match at South Carolina State Moved to Tuesday BOILING SPRINGS, N.C. —Gardner-Webb’s match at South Carolina State, originally scheduled for Wednesday, has been moved to Tuesday evening at 7 pm, announced head coach Leo Sayles Sunday.
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    September 01, 2016
    @GWU_VB Sweeps Limestone, 3-0, Thursday Night BOILING SPRINGS — Hannah Driscoll (Lake Mary, Fla.) tallied eight kills on 10 swings, and Gardner-Webb held Limestone to 27 kills as the Runnin’ Bulldogs pulled out a straight-set sweep on Thursday evening in their home opener.
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    August 30, 2016
    @GWU_VB Survives To Edge USC Upstate in Five-Set Battle SPARTANBURG, S.C. — Nicole Celarek (Bensenville, Ill.) and Keira Moore (Spartanburg, S.C.) combined for 24 kills and seven blocks to lead Gardner-Webb to a gritty five-set win over USC Upstate on Tuesday evening.
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    August 29, 2016
    Emma Milstead Named Big South Conference Freshman of the Week CHARLOTTE — Gardner-Webb redshirt freshman Emma Milstead (Knoxville, Tenn.) has been named the Big South Conference Freshman of the Week for the first time in her career following a record-setting first weekend of the season, announced league officials Monday.
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    August 27, 2016
    @GWU_VB Drops Five-Set Heartbreaker to The Citadel Saturday CHARLESTON, S.C. — Senior Taylor Lillard (Victorville, Calif.) posted a double-double and Emma Milstead (Knoxville, Tenn.) recorded 29 digs, as Gardner-Webb fell to The Citadel in a five-set heartbreaker on Saturday afternoon in the final match of the Bulldog Battle.
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    August 26, 2016
    Record Performance Lifts @GWU_VB To Season-Opening Win Over Robert Morris CHARLESTON, S.C. — Sophomore Emma Mislead (Knoxville, Tenn.) celebrated her debut at libero with a four-set single-match record 37 digs, as Gardner-Webb set a new overall four-set record with 107 team digs in a gritty 3-1 win over Robert Morris Friday on the first day of the 2016 Bulldog Battle, hosted by The Citadel.
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    August 26, 2016
    @GWU_VB Falls To Morehead State in Bulldog Battle Friday Finale CHARLESTON, S.C. — Junior Kaelyn Dyson (Holly Springs, N.C.) paced Gardner-Webb with 12 kills, and Amanda Sahm (Marion, Iowa) added her second double-double of the day with 26 assists and 13 digs as the Runnin’ Bulldogs fell to Morehead State, 3-1, in the final match of the night at The Citadel’s Bulldog Battle Friday evening.
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    August 25, 2016
    @GWU_VB to Open 2016 Season at Bulldog Battle This Weekend BOILING SPRINGS — Gardner-Webb volleyball will open its 2016 regular season on Friday in Charleston, South Carolina with two matches on the first day of the Bulldog Battle, hosted by The Citadel. The Runnin’ Bulldogs will square off with Robert Morris at 3:00 pm, followed by a tilt against Morehead State at 7:00 pm.
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    July 27, 2016
    @GWU_VB Earns Fourth Straight AVCA Team Academic Award LEXINGTON, Ky. — The Gardner-Webb volleyball program has been honored with its fourth straight American Volleyball Coaches' Association Team Academic Award, announced AVCA officials earlier this week.
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