2019-20 Bates Volleyball News

  • ‘We had each other’s backs’: Memories from volleyball's perfect season
    November 15, 2019
    Thirty years ago, the volleyball team put together the greatest season in Bates athletics history. This is the story of the undefeated 1989 Bobcats.
  • Video: Volleyball's Tradition of Excellence
    November 15, 2019
    Bates women's volleyball head coach Melissa DeRan hopes to bring alumni back into the fold of a rapidly improving program that has a history of excellence, including a 36-0 season in 1989.
  • No. 24 Wesleyan defeats volleyball team in NESCAC quarterfinals
    November 08, 2019
    Making its fourth straight appearance in the eight-team NESCAC tournament, Bates (16-10) finishes with its most victories since the 2008 season.
  • Volleyball falls 3-0 at Bowdoin in final regular-season match
    November 02, 2019
    The Bates volleyball team fell 3-0 (25-19, 25-23, 25-20) at Bowdoin in its regular-season finale Saturday, as the host Polar Bears picked up their 12th straight victory.
  • Volleyball team falls 3-0 at No. 14 Tufts
    November 01, 2019
    Playing their final weekend of the regular season, the Bates volleyball team fell in straight sets at No. 14 Tufts Friday night in Cousens Gym. The Jumbos were led by 10 kills and 15 digs from senior Brigid Bell.
  • Bates Bobcast Episode 156: Previewing the 'Cats Carnival!
    October 29, 2019
    On this week's episode, we’re chatting with Director of Athletics Jason Fein about the ‘Cats Carnival, a special event taking place outside Garcelon Field this Saturday before the Bates football team’s first-ever night home game. Plus, field hockey and men’s soccer prepare for the NESCAC Championships and volleyball heads into the final weekend of the regular season looking for the program’s most wins since 2003. All that and more, on the Bates Bobcast!
  • Volleyball team bounces Trinity 3-0 on Senior Day
    October 26, 2019
    Senior outside hitter Taylor Stafford-Smith's 11 kills led the Bates volleyball team to a 3-0 (25-11, 25-13, 28-26) sweep of NESCAC rival Trinity College as the Bobcats celebrated Senior Day in Alumni Gym.
  • 2019 Volleyball vs. Trinity highlights
    October 26, 2019
    Senior outside hitter Taylor Stafford-Smith's 11 kills led the Bates volleyball team to a 3-0 (25-11, 25-13, 28-26) sweep of NESCAC rival Trinity College as the Bobcats celebrated Senior Day in Alumni Gym.
  • Volleyball team sweeps Southern Maine at home
    October 24, 2019
    The Bates volleyball team recorded its second-best attack percentage of the season in a 3-0 non-conference victory over the University of Southern Maine on Thursday in Alumni Gymnasium, rolling to win by set scores of 25-8, 25-15, 25-13.
  • 2019 Volleyball vs. University of Southern Maine highlights
    October 24, 2019
    The Bates volleyball team recorded its second-best attack percentage of the season in a 3-0 non-conference victory over the University of Southern Maine on Thursday in Alumni Gymnasium, rolling to win by set scores of 25-8, 25-15, 25-13.
  • Volleyball splits a pair of matches to wrap up Hall of Fame tournament
    October 19, 2019
    Sophomore Sydney Phillips recorded 11 kills for the Bates volleyball team in a 3-1 win over Gordon and 10 kills in a 3-0 loss to Wellesley Saturday to wrap up the Hall of Fame Tournament, which saw Bates win three of four matches over the course of two days. 
  • Volleyball sweeps Bard, Bridgewater State at Hall of Fame tournament
    October 18, 2019
    The Bates volleyball team earned two victories Friday in the Hall of Fame Tournament at Amherst College, defeating both Bridgewater State (25-17, 25-19, 25-12) and Bard College (25-10, 25-12, 25-14) in straight sets.
  • Volleyball edged 3-2 at Williams
    October 12, 2019
    The Bates College women’s volleyball team battled Williams College to five sets, but fell 3-2 in a NESCAC match played in the Ephs’ John Wesley Chandler Gymnasium.
  • Volleyball scores 3-0 victory at Hamilton
    October 11, 2019
    The Bates volleyball team evened its NESCAC record with a convincing 3-0 victory at Hamilton College on Friday night, sweeping the three sets by scores of 25-18, 25-21, 25-22.
  • No. 25 Wesleyan tops volleyball 3-1 in Alumni
    October 05, 2019
    No. 25 nationally ranked Wesleyan came out ahead in the first two hard-fought sets to put Bates in a 2-0 hole, en route to the Cardinals' fourth straight victory. Olivia McCulloch led Bates with 11 kills.
  • Echipue, Stafford-Smith lead volleyball to 3-0 win over Connecticut College
    October 04, 2019
    Angel Echipue had 11 kills and Taylor Stafford-Smith had nine, including five apiece in the closely contested third set, as the Bates volleyball team downed Connecticut College 3-0 (25-10, 25-14, 25-21) in a NESCAC match on Friday night in Alumni Gym.
  • 2019 Volleyball vs. Connecticut College highlights
    October 04, 2019
    Junior Angel Echipue had 11 kills and senior Taylor Stafford-Smith had nine, including five apiece in the closely contested third set, as the Bates volleyball team downed Connecticut College 3-0 (25-10, 25-14, 25-21) in a NESCAC match on Friday night in Alumni Gym.
  • Bates Bobcast Episode 152: Bobcats making the most of opportunities
    October 01, 2019
    This week we’re talking to a pair of Bates juniors who are making a big impact with increased playing time on their respective teams. Plus, men’s golfer Julien Lewin achieved a goal he’s been working toward since the first day he stepped on campus. And we introduce you to new Assistant Athletics Director Jess Duff. All that and more, on the Bates Bobcast!
  • 2019 Volleyball vs. Colby highlights
    September 30, 2019
    The Bates volleyball team cruised to a 3-0 (25-14, 25-16, 25-14) victory over Colby on Saturday for their first NESCAC win of the season.
  • Volleyball downs Colby 3-0 in NESCAC match, then falls 3-1 to Springfield
    September 28, 2019
    The Bates volleyball team cruised to a 3-0 (25-14, 25-16, 25-14) victory over Colby on Saturday for their first NESCAC win of the season, before falling 3-1 (25-22, 20-25, 25-22, 25-19) to Springfield later the same day in a tripleheader at Alumni Gymnasium.
  • Volleyball falls to Maine Maritime on the road
    September 24, 2019
    Senior Taylor Stafford-Smith paced the Bates volleyball team with seven kills and 11 digs in a 3-0 (25-17, 27-25, 25-16) loss at Maine Maritime Tuesday night.
  • Volleyball edged 3-2 by Middlebury at home
    September 21, 2019
    Middlebury prevailed 3-2 (25-23, 19-25, 19-25, 25-20, 15-12) in a see-saw battle with the Bates volleyball team on Saturday afternoon in Alumni Gymnasium.
  • Volleyball roars back from 2-0 deficit, falls 3-2 to Amherst in battle of unbeatens
    September 20, 2019
    In a matchup of undefeated teams both playing in their first NESCAC match of the season, the Bates volleyball team came back from a 2-0 deficit to tie Amherst on Friday night before the visiting Mammoths outscored the Bobcats 15-8 in the final set to come away with a 3-2 (25-21, 25-15, 21-25, 20-25, 15-8) victory.
  • Volleyball captains: In their own words
    September 20, 2019
    The Bates College volleyball team is undefeated (8-0) so far this season, with NESCAC play getting underway TONIGHT at 7pm against Amherst in Alumni Gym. It's the program's best start to a season since 1990 but captains Gabi Eustache and Julia Panepinto know there's a long way to go. These are the Bobcats: in their own words.
  • Bates Bobcast Episode 150: Volleyball and field hockey's fast starts
    September 17, 2019
    This week we’re celebrating terrific starts to the season for the field hockey and volleyball teams. They have a combined record of 10-1 so far this year. Plus, head coach Malik Hall looks back on the football team’s close contest with Amherst and the cross country teams shined at the Bates Invitational. All that and more, coming up, on the Bates Bobcast!
  • Volleyball comes back to win at Southern Maine, rising to 8-0
    September 17, 2019
    The Bates volleyball team dropped the first set Tuesday night at the University of Southern Maine before rolling the rest of the way to a 3-1 (23-25, 25-7, 25-20, 25-15) non-conference victory over the Huskies, keeping their unbeaten streak intact.
  • Volleyball sweeps Saint Joseph's and Rivier, improves to 7-0 on the season
    September 14, 2019
    The Bates volleyball team is off to its best start since 1990 after sweeping Saint Joseph's and Rivier Saturday afternoon in non-conference action. 
  • Volleyball moves to 5-0 with 3-1 win at Brandeis
    September 13, 2019
    The Bates volleyball team continued its hot start to the season with a 3-1 (25-17, 24-26, 27-25, 25-19) win at Brandeis Friday night.
  • Volleyball sweeps through Husson tourney with wins over Plattsburgh and Curry
    September 07, 2019
    The Bates volleyball team is 4-0 for the first time since 2014, following Saturday's two victories to wrap up the Husson Invitational. The Bobcats defeated Plattsburgh 3-0 (25-17, 25-16, 25-23) and Curry 3-0 (25-16, 25-10, 25-8), thereby sailing through the tournament without losing a set.
  • Volleyball downs St. Joe's and Husson by 3-0 scores to open season
    September 06, 2019
    Sydney Phillips had 13 kills in a 3-0 win over Saint Joseph's, then tied for the team high with seven kills in a 3-0 win over Husson, as the Bates volleyball team opened the 2019 season with a pair of shutout wins at the Husson Invitational Friday night.
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