A federal judge has issued a preliminary injunction that prevents Quinnipiac University in Connecticut from eliminating its women's volleyball team.

Judge Stefan Underhill on Friday granted an injunction that keeps the team intact until a gender equity lawsuit against the school can be heard.

The American Civil Liberties Union of Connecticut brought the lawsuit on behalf of the team and its coach, who say Quinnipiac isn't in compliance with Title IX laws.

University attorney Mary Gambardella says Quinnipiac would be harmed if the volleyball team is reinstated because it has already eliminated men's golf and outdoor track. She says reinstating women's volleyball would leave the school without gender equity.