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Staff reporter D.J. Palomares sat down with senior middle blocker Kaitlyn Hurt to find out her plans after graduation and what creeps her out the most. Hurt leads the volleyball team with 13 service aces this year. Last season, Hurt finished sixth on the team in kills (122) and second on the team in hitting percentage (.284).
The volleyball team won each match without dropping a set at the Sam Houston State Invitational Friday and Saturday.
The volleyball team will participate in the Sam Houston State Invitational with a chance to stay above .500.
CMU is coming off a three-set sweep of Illinois-Chicago and won four of its last five matches, all on the road.
The volleyball team won in Illinois-Chicago on Tuesday, taking the match in straight sets.
The team took each of the sets by a minimum of seven points and averaged over four service aces per set.
“We were extremely aggressive and we dictated the flow of the match.
Last year’s 3-2 loss to the University of Illinois-Chicago changed the volleyball team’s season.
After the defeat, the Chippewas won 11 of their next 13 matches.
Central opens the tournament against the host school, Wisconsin-Green Bay, at 8 p.m. today. Wisconsin-Green Bay lost its first three matches last week at the Fresno State Invitational. The team only won three combined sets in its first three matches.
The Chippewas played Green Bay in the 2007 season, winning in four sets.
After walking on the cross country team in 2008, Sam Brawley found she no longer had the heart to keep up in a sport she had success in through high school. So she went to a new sport - volleyball.
The volleyball team avoided a three-match sweep at the Florida Invitational with a win Saturday over Florida A&M.
CMU beat the Rattlers in a five-set match after losing Friday to Florida State and North Dakota State.
“We did a lot of things that we had not done in preseason. That was really disappointing,” said coach Erik Olson. “We have a lot to work on but, with a young team, things tend to improve very quickly.”
The volleyball team will compete today in what coach Erik Olsen calls one of the toughest season-opening invitationals in school history.
The team starts a stretch of three games in two days at the Florida State Invitational in Tallahassee, Fla.
“We have one of the most competitive opening weekends in my time at Central Michigan,” Olson said. “We wanted to play some good teams early and, with our young group, it will be interesting to see if we can play our best ball early.”
The volleyball team opened competitive play against some familiar faces Saturday at the exhibition alumnae game in Rose Arena.
The Chippewas, playing against a team of alumnae, received their first game-time experience before heading to Florida for their season-opening tournament, which starts Fr
CMU heads to Florida State Invitational.