2017 Eureka Volleyball News

  • Anna Crank Named to All-SLIAC Second Team
    November 06, 2017
    FULTON, Mo. – Eureka College senior outside hitter Anna Crank (Washburn, Ill./Midland H.S./Clarke) has been selected to the All-St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Second Team, according to an announcement at Saturday’s SLIAC Tournament in Fulton, Mo. Crank is the Red Devils’ first volleyball All-SLIAC choice since 2014.
  • Eureka Closes Season With Setback at St. Mary-of-the-Woods
    November 02, 2017
    ST. MARY-OF-THE-WOODS, Ind. – Eureka College senior Anna Crank (Washburn, Ill./Midland H.S./Clarke) registered a double-double in her final collegiate match with 10 kills and 10 digs, but USCAA St. Mary-of-the-Woods earned its second victory over the Red Devils in 2017 on Thursday with a 25-9, 25-11, 25-22 win at Hamilton Arena in St. Mary-of-the-Woods, Ind.
  • Red Devils Close SLIAC Schedule With Sweep at MacMurray
    October 31, 2017
    JACKSONVILLE, Ill. – Eureka College senior Anna Crank (Washburn, Ill./Midland H.S./Clarke) shared match-high honors with nine kills and logged 13 digs, one of four Red Devils to reach double figures, sending EC to a 25-19, 25-23, 25-16 St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference sweep of MacMurray, Tuesday night in Jacksonville, Ill.
  • Red Devils Drop Five-Set SLIAC Decision at Blackburn
    October 27, 2017
    CARLINVILLE, Ill. -- Blackburn overcame a two-games-to-one deficit Friday night to earn a 25-19, 10-25, 14-25, 25-23, 15-12 St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference victoryover the Eureka College volleyball team in Carlinville, Ill.
  • Spalding Topples Eureka in Three
    October 25, 2017
    LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- Eureka College junior Lexi Dooley (Sutter, Ill./Warsaw H.S.) put down eight kills without an attack error and freshman Sara Worrell (Jacksonville, Ill./Routt Catholic H.S.) totaled 12 assists, but Spalding attacked at a .294 clip and finished the match with 14 service aces in a 25-21, 25-20, 25-16 St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference victory over the Red Devils in Louisville, Ky., Wednesday night.
  • Strong Start, Improbable Finish Lift Eureka Over Fontbonne
    October 18, 2017
    EUREKA, Ill. -- The Eureka College volleyball team cruised to victories in the first two sets of Wednesday's St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference match versus Fontbonne and closed the third and final set with 11 consecutive points, eight of which when facing game point, to secure a 25-14, 25-19, 26-24 league win over the Griffins on Senior Night at Christine Bonati Bollwinkle Arena.
  • Monmouth Edges Red Devils Tuesday
    October 17, 2017
    EUREKA, Ill. -- Eureka College and Monmouth played to 31 tied scores and 13 lead changes over the course of Tuesday's non-conference match at Christine Bonati Bollwinkle Arena, but the Fighting Scots staved off game point in the first and third games to scratch out a 28-26, 25-22, 27-25 victory over the Red Devils.
  • Red Devils Secure SLIAC Split Saturday
    October 14, 2017
    ELSAH, Ill. -- The Eureka College volleyball team split a pair of St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference matches, Saturday in Elsah, Ill. The Red Devils took down MacMurray in the afternoon session, 25-11, 25-20, 22-25, 25-16 and fell to host Principia in the early match, 25-16, 25-22, 25-15.
  • Red Devils Can't Solve Lincoln Christian Thursday
    October 12, 2017
    EUREKA, Ill. -- Eureka College senior Anna Crank (Washburn, Ill./Midland H.S./Clarke) shared match-high honors with 13 kills against only two errors and freshman Sara Worrell (Jacksonville, Ill./Routt Catholic H.S.) distributed 21 of the Red Devils' 41 assists, but visiting Lincoln Christian took charge late to secure a 25-20, 22-25, 25-21, 25-17 non-conference win over the Red Devils, Thursday night at Christine Bonati Bollwinkle Arena.
  • Westminster Ousts Eureka Tuesday
    October 10, 2017
    FULTON, Mo. – Westminster won its eighth straight St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference match and temporarily moved into a tie atop the current league standings in a 25-19, 25-17, 25-15 victory over the Eureka College volleyball team, Tuesday night in Fulton, Mo.
  • Preview: SLIAC Play Continues For Red Devils
    October 09, 2017
    EUREKA, Ill. -- The Eureka College volleyball team will play three St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference matches away from home this week and also play its final non-conference match at Christine Bonati Bollwinkle Arena this week.
  • Eureka Nets SLIAC Road Win at Iowa Wesleyan
    October 04, 2017
    MOUNT PLEASANT, Iowa -- The Eureka College volleyball team defeated St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference opponent Iowa Wesleyan Wednesday night, 25-13, 25-13, 19-25, 21-25, 15-5 at Ruble Arena in Mount Pleasant, Iowa. The win was Eureka's second in a row overall and first on an opponent's home floor in 2017.
  • Eureka Blitzes RMU-Springfield Monday
    October 02, 2017
    EUREKA, Ill. – The Eureka College volleyball team closed its longest homestand since 2013 in style, coasting to a 25-13, 25-11, 25-18 non-conference victory over USCAA Robert Morris-Springfield, Monday night at Christine Bonati Bollwinkle Arena. All 15 available Red Devils saw action in the win.
  • Red Devils Come Up Short Twice Saturday
    September 30, 2017
    EUREKA, Ill. -- The Eureka College volleyball team hosted a pair of St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference powers Saturday at Christine Bonati Bollwinkle Arena, falling short in a 22-25, 22-25, 25-15, 26-24, 15-9 decision to Westminster, then dropping a 25-14, 25-15, 27-25 match to Greenville later in the afternoon.
  • Principia Wears Down Red Devils in Four
    September 29, 2017
    EUREKA, Ill. -- The Eureka College volleyball team erased an eight-point deficit and came from behind for a game-two victory in Friday's St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference match against Principia, but the Panthers returned the favor with a big rally in game three and ultimately secured a 25-13, 27-29, 27-25, 25-18 league victory over the Red Devils at Christine Bonati Bollwinkle Arena.
  • Webster Holds Off Red Devils in Four
    September 26, 2017
    EUREKA, Ill. – The Eureka College volleyball team went toe-to-toe with nine-time St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference champion and current league leader Webster for nearly two hours Tuesday night at Christine Bonati Bollwinkle Arena, but the visiting Gorloks held off EC’s push for a 25-20, 25-16, 22-25, 25-19 conference win over the Red Devils.
  • Anna Crank Named SLIAC Offensive Player of the Week
    September 25, 2017
    ST. LOUIS, Mo. – Eureka College senior outside hitter Anna Crank (Washburn, Ill./Midland H.S./Clarke) has been selected St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Offensive Player of the Week, according to a Monday announcement from the league office. Crank, Eureka’s first SLIAC Player of the Week since Oct. 15, 2012, had 29 kills in two matches last week.
  • Red Devils Come Up Short at Lincoln Christian
    September 21, 2017
    LINCOLN, Ill. -- The Eureka College volleyball team saw its two-match win streak come to an end Thursday night at Lincoln Christian, losing by a score of 25-22, 20-25, 25-18, 25-22 at the Laughlin Center in Lincoln, Ill.
  • Red Devils Sweep Away Iowa Wesleyan
    September 19, 2017
    EUREKA, Ill. – Eureka College senior Anna Crank (Washburn, Ill./Midland H.S./Clarke) put down a match-high 12 kills, senior Meagan Hanney (Sherman, Ill./Williamsville H.S.) logged seven kills without an error on eight attempts and the Red Devils put up a season-high attack percentage of .349 in a 25-11, 25-12, 25-9 St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference romp over Iowa Wesleyan, Tuesday night at Christine Bonati Bollwinkle Arena.
  • Preview: Red Devils Return Home Tuesday
    September 18, 2017
    EUREKA, Ill. -- Following a seven-match stretch away from home that included three mid-week bus rides and trips to St. Louis in consecutive weekends, the Eureka College volleyball team will return to Christine Bonati Bollwinkle Arena Tuesday for a 7 p.m. matchup with St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference rival Iowa Wesleyan. The Red Devils will follow their match with the Tigers with a 7 p.m. non-conference trip to NAIA Lincoln Christian on Thursday in Lincoln, Ill.
  • Eureka Earns Historic Win Saturday in St. Louis
    September 16, 2017
    ST. LOUIS, Mo. – The Eureka College volleyball team rallied from two sets down to secure a 21-25, 17-25, 25-17, 25-12, 15-9 St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference victory over Spalding, Saturday afternoon on the campus of Fontbonne University in St. Louis, Mo. The decision marked EC’s first in 17 tries over Spalding. The Red Devils dropped Saturday’s opener to host Fontbonne, 28-26, 25-27, 25-14, 25-23.
  • Monmouth Rallies Past Red Devils in Five
    September 12, 2017
    MONMOUTH, Ill. – The Eureka College volleyball team won the first two games of Tuesday’s non-conference match at Monmouth, but the host Fighting Scots withstood a huge EC rally in game three and overcame an early deficit of their own in the decisive fifth game to beat the Red Devils, 25-27, 20-25, 26-24, 25-22, 15-11 at Glennie Gymnasium in Monmouth, Ill.
  • Preview: Challenging Road Trip Continues Tuesday
    September 11, 2017
    EUREKA, Ill. -- Following a busy week that included five matches over six days in four different cities, the Eureka College volleyball team will continue a difficult early-season stretch this week. The Red Devils will visit long-time in-state nemesis Monmouth on Tuesday at 7 p.m., followed by back-to-back St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference matches this Saturday in St. Louis against host Fontbonne (11 a.m.) and Spalding (1 p.m.).
  • Red Devils Take Down Blackburn For First 2017 Win
    September 09, 2017
    ST. LOUIS, Mo. – Behind an 11-kill, 20-dig double-double from Anna Crank (Washburn, Ill./Midland H.S./Clarke) and a 12-assist, 10-dig double-double from Heather Robinson (Peoria, Ill./Limestone H.S.), the Eureka College volleyball team collected its first victory of the 2017 season in a 25-19, 25-22, 25-17 St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference sweep of Blackburn, Saturday afternoon in St. Louis, Mo. Eureka dropped its first SLIAC match of the day to host Webster, 25-16, 25-13, 25-19.
  • Greenville Turns Away Red Devils in SLIAC Opener
    September 06, 2017
    GREENVILLE, Ill. – The Eureka College volleyball team took its best shot in Wednesday’s St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference opener against seven-time defending league champion Greenville, but the host Panthers withstood the repeated charges from the visitors and scratched out a 25-21, 32-30, 25-21 conference victory over the Red Devils.
  • Eureka Rally Comes Up Empty at Knox
    September 05, 2017
    GALESBURG, Ill. – The Eureka College volleyball team forced a decisive fifth game after falling behind early Tuesday night at Knox, but the host Prairie Fire ultimately edged the Red Devils in a 25-12, 25-20, 23-25, 18-25, 17-15 final in Galesburg, Ill. EC senior Anna Crank (Washburn, Ill./Midland H.S./Clarke) had a match-high 22 kills in the loss.
  • Red Devils Fall in Opener to St. Mary-of-the-Woods
    September 04, 2017
    EUREKA, Ill. – The Eureka College volleyball team opened its 2017 season Monday night at Christine Bonati Bollwinkle Arena, coming up short in a 25-20, 25-10, 25-17 non-conference defeat to USCAA St. Mary-of-the-Woods.
  • Preview: Red Devils Hit the Ground Running Monday
    September 03, 2017
    EUREKA, Ill. -- The Eureka College volleyball team will begin the 2017 season with a six-day, five-match stretch that includes the home opener and a trio of contests away from home against St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference opponents.
  • Red Devils Open Volleyball Practice Saturday
    August 19, 2017
    EUREKA, Ill. – The Eureka College volleyball team began preparation for the second season of the Becca Idell coaching era Saturday morning at Christine Bonati Bollwinkle Arena. Six newcomers will join 10 returning letterwinners, six of which were starters, to give the Red Devils a roster of 16 student-athletes in 2017.
  • Eureka Volleyball Voted Seventh in Preseason SLIAC Poll
    August 17, 2017
    ST. LOUIS, Mo. – The Eureka College volleyball team has been voted to finish seventh in the St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference in 2017, the conference office announced Thursday. League powerhouse Greenville was chosen by SLIAC head coaches to win its eighth consecutive league title.