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Volleyball hosts Kent State Saturday

(10/11/13 7:00am)

Central Michigan will play Kent State in a crucial in-conference match on Saturday at 7 p.m. at McGuirk Arena. While the team spent much of the week focusing on Thursday night’s opponent, Eastern Michigan, head coach Erik Olson said his team is looking forward to playing the Golden Flashes, who had won seven of their past 11 games prior to Thursday. “Kent State’s hot right now,” Olson said.

Thompson questionable, Maxwell back after injury-filled week

(10/11/13 7:00am)

When it was discovered that senior setter Kelley Maxwell would not travel with the team last weekend due to injury, the team was in need of a replacement. The Chippewas found their replacement in junior setter Danielle Thompson. Spending a majority of the season on the bench, Thompson has been patiently waiting for her opportunity.

Chippewas offense comes to life against EMU, gets much-needed road victory

(10/10/13 9:03pm)

Volleyball senior setter Kelly Maxwell was on the court despite being questionable after missing the last weekend and not traveling with the team. She was assessed throughout the week and cleared to play by head coach Erik Olson and she lead her team to the 3-0 sweep against at Eastern Michigan on Thursday. Going into the match, the Chippewas had just one Mid-American Conference victory and was in need of a road win against the Eagles and they got it behind a dominate block up front which record 12 blocks in the match. "We worked on blocking a lot this week and our middle blockers certainly made a difference for us," Olson said. In Maxwell's return, the Chippewas started off by falling behind the early, With EMU having the lead for the majority of the first set, it seemed as if the Eagles were in control but CMU came together late in the set to take it, 25-22.

Enderle records career-high 13 kills in loss Friday

(10/05/13 9:18pm)

While junior outside hitter Kaitlyn McIntyre stole the spotlight Friday recording her 1,000th career kill, junior middle blocker Hallie Enderle quietly recorded 13 kills. Only McIntyre (17) recorded more kills than Enderle in the 3-1 loss to Western Michigan. Enderle’s previous career-high for kills was 10 in the first match of the season, Aug.

Volleyball drops two four-set matches on the road

(10/04/13 11:25pm)

Volleyball was unable to hold off rival Western Michigan Friday and Northern Illinois Saturday in a pair of 3-1 matches. CMU split the first two sets with its rival, losing the first set, 25-21 and then winning the second set 25-20.  They would go on to lose the next two sets by scores of 25-19 and 25-16. Though the match ended up in a loss for the Chippewas, they were able to get at one set over the Broncos, showing the team is going in the right direction.  Staying in games was something that head coach, Erik Olson mentioned he wanted his team to do during this week’s practices. "We passed the ball well against them (WMU)," Olson said.

White uses solid night to help CMU sweep Friday

(09/30/13 7:00am)

Five Chippewas tallied seven-plus kills per game in Friday night’s 3-0 sweep of Toledo, including sophomore middle blocker Angie White, who had 12. White had arguably her best performance of the season, averaging four kills per set and tying junior outside hitter Kaitlyn McIntyre in the match. “It’s another day in the park for Angie,” said head coach Erik Olson.

Volleyball opens for conference play at home

(09/25/13 7:00am)

After four straight weekends on the road, volleyball opens up its Mid-American Conference schedule this weekend at home against Toledo and Ball State. The Chippewas (6-6) come into the contests on a high note after winning four out their last six matches to finish the non-conference season. “It’s been so long, I can’t even remember what it is to feel like being at home," said head coach Erik Olson.