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Volleyball falls to MAC East leaders Miami

(10/15/16 11:15am)

Winning its 14th straight match, Mid-American Conference East Division-leading Miami (Ohio) topped Central Michigan 3-0 Friday at McGuirk Arena.The Chippewas, now 8-11, 2-5 MAC, fell 25-17, 25-17, 25-19, to take their second straight loss.Stela Kukoc finished with 14 kills and a .462 hitting percentage to lead the RedHawks past the Chippewas.Outside hitter Taylor Robertson finished with a .429 hitting percentage and 11 kills to lead CMU's attack.

OPINION: Volleyball needs confidence, consistency to improve

(10/14/16 4:35pm)

When asked what his team needs to improve on heading into matches against Miami and Bowling Green this weekend, Head Volleyball Coach Mike Gawlik sent reporters searching for a pen.On his laundry list of things to improve on, confidence and consistency are the main points of focus the Chippewas need to strive for the rest of the season.CMU is now 2-4 in the Mid-American Conference after earning its first two wins last week at home— both matches ended in five sets.

Volleyball players use BCA experience to co-host video segment

(10/13/16 12:59am)

Between balancing classes, homework and Division I volleyball, broadcasting majors Courtney Hiltibran and Marissa Grant don’t have much free time to get involved in student media outlets on campus.During the season, Hiltibran said it’s especially difficult for athletes to participate in clubs or other extra curricular activities relating to their areas of study.“It’s super hard for us to get involved in things like News Central 34 and CM Life,” Hiltibran said.

Volleyball splits weekend, returns home for two matches

(10/09/16 7:21pm)

After knocking off Eastern Michigan in five sets on Thursday, the Central Michigan volleyball team was swept by Kent State on Saturday.  The weekend split places the Chippewas record at 8-10 overall and tied for fourth place in the Mid-American Conference West division with EMU. ThursdayEMU took the Chippewas to five sets in McGuirk Arena before CMU, winning the final set 15-8.

Volleyball earns first conference win over Western, improves to 1-3 in MAC

(10/02/16 8:11pm)

After dropping its home opener to Northern Illinois Friday, the Central Michigan volleyball team bounced back Sunday, picking up its first Mid-American Conference victory over Western Michigan in five sets.The Chippewas (7-9, 1-3 MAC) fell 3-0 to the Huskies, 26-24, 25-22 and 25-19, giving them a seven-straight set losing streak.

Volleyball picks up first conference win against Western Michigan

(10/02/16 7:24pm)

Prior to Sunday, the CMU volleyball team had lost seven consecutive sets. After forcing five sets against conference rival Western Michigan, the Chippewas no longer bear that streak with their 3-2 win over the Broncos.CMU (7-9) (1-3 MAC) battled back after dropping the first set to WMU 25-19, winning the next two before the Broncos won set four to force a fifth set. "Obviously, it was an exciting match," said head coach Mike Gawlik.

Volleyball falls to NIU in home opener

(09/30/16 10:31pm)

In its home opener, the Central Michigan Volleyball team fell to defending Mid-American Conference West Division champion Northern Illinois in straight sets Friday at McGuirk Arena.The Chippewas dropped to 6-9 overall and 0-3 in the MAC. CMU has lost seven straight sets since dropping both matches last weekend against Ball State and Toledo. Though CMU finished with more kills than the Huskies, the Chippewas lost the first set 26-24 after leading 21-16.

Conference tournament chase begins as volleyball hits road this weekend

(09/21/16 8:03pm)

The Central Michigan volleyball team is anticipating a fresh start this weekend as it opens Mid-American Conference play on the road with matches at Ball State and Toledo.Head Coach Mike Gawlik’s “road warriors” wrapped up the preseason with a 1-2 finish at the University of Central Florida Challenge last weekend.“If anyone knows how to be on the road, it’s us,” Gawlik said.

Despite Achilles tear, volleyball coach embodies positive attitude as season begins

(09/11/16 9:07pm)

Mike Gawlik started his first season as the Central Michigan volleyball head coach with a boot on his left leg, using a scooter to get around.Just minutes before hosting a volleyball camp in July, Gawlik tore his left Achilles tendon while playing a pick-up volleyball match with players and coaches.“I turned to sprint one direction and it snapped,” he said.

Volleyball ends Spartan Invitational with win over Morgan State

(09/04/16 5:58pm)

The Central Michigan Volleyball team picked up its second win of the season Sunday, defeating Morgan State, 3-1, in its final match of the Auto Owners Insurance Spartan Invitational. The Chippewas (2-4) fell 3-0 to heavyweights Florida and host Michigan State Saturday in their first two matches.CMU defeated Morgan State 25-16, 25-12, 21-25, 25-13.