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IU freshman Lexie Woodson, No. 14, sets the ball as Ball State's Jennifer Boyd, No. 12, watches from across the net during the TIS Bookstore Invitational on Friday, Sept. 19 at University Gym. IU swept Ball State 3-0.

Newly refocused team to ‘fight for now’ after rough start

The women’s volleyball team took a step backward last weekend on the road against Minnesota and Iowa, putting them 1-5 in the Big Ten with only 14 matches left. “We just didn’t show up,” said senior captain Erica Short. “We didn’t enter the building. I don’t know who played last weekend. It wasn’t an IU program at all.”



Junior Nate Jones talks with players during a volleyball practice on Monday at Assembly Hall.

No boys allowed

The “no boys allowed” rule might apply to most women’s sports at IU, but not to the volleyball team. Sophomore Ryan Sullivan and junior Nate Jones have been practicing with the team since day one this season. “We met coach (Sherry Dunbar) last year,” Jones said. “I helped coach a Hoosierland team here at IU, and I met (IU assistant coach) Keith Schunzel one day, and, through a reference, they asked me to help out.”



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