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In Saturday's 3-0loss to Bowling Green, CMU volleyball head coach Mike Gawlik said their struggles aren't entirely represented by the box score but their ability to "go all in"."I feel like if anything that's where we're a little bit shy of where we want to be," Gawlik said.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Head Coach Mike Gawlik described his team’s five-set victory over Eastern Michigan Friday night as an “exciting, up and down rollercoaster of a match.”After taking the first match against the Eagles 25-22, the Central Michigan volleyball team fell short in set two, falling 25-15.
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.
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.
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.
For the past four weeks, the Central Michigan volleyball team has been living out of suitcases, competing in pre-season tournaments and its first two Mid-American Conference matchups all on the road.The traveling will be put on hold this weekend as the Chippewas square off against Northern Illinois Friday at 7 p.m., and Western Michigan Sunday at 3 p.m.
In its first Mid-American Conference match of the season, The Central Michigan Volleyball Team fell to Ball State in five sets Friday in Muncie, Indiana.After losing the first two sets, the Chippewas evened the match, winning sets three and four to force a fifth match.
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.
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.
After completing a perfect 3-0 run at the Vaparaiso Popcorn
Tournament last weekend, the Central Michigan Volleyball Team is riding a
four-game winning streak.
CMU started strong, defeating South Dakota State in straight
sets and the host Crusaders 3-1 Friday.
Entering the annual Valparaiso Popcorn Festival tournament, CMU boasted a less than stellar record of 2-4.
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.
Fans saw their first glimpse of the Central Michigan volleyball program under its new head coach Mike Gawlik Aug.
Central Michigan’s Jordan Bueter and Taylor Robertson were
named to the Preseason All-MAC West Team in a poll of league coaches.
Both juniors recorded over 300 kills in the 2015 season.Bueter, an outside hitter from South Bend Ind., earned
All-MAC honorable mention last season.
Mike Gawlik has climbed Temple Mountain and cage-dived with great white sharks in South Africa. He has been to Greece and Egypt.
hiring of Mike Gawlik, Central Michigan volleyball has its new head coach
and a fresh start, but one question remains: What
exactly happened with former Head Coach Erik Olson?Olson
was put on a paid administrative leave of absence on Oct.