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The Central Michigan volleyball team has had to adapt all season long.After losing three role players from the 2014 roster as well as undergoing a coaching switch during the middle of this season, this team knows all about change.The Chippewas are hoping to change the culture of this program with a trip to the MAC Tournament for the first time since 2012.
Central Michigan volleyball traveled to the site of the Mid-American Conference tournament in Athens, Ohio, but was swept by the Ohio Bobcats (25-18, 25-22, 25-21) in Athens, Ohio.
It was a night of celebration for the Central Michigan volleyball team.As the team's seniors celebrated their final match at McGuirk Arena, the Chippewas celebrated after downing Eastern 3-1 (27-25, 22-25, 25-23, 25-20) to move up to seventh place in the Mid-American Conference standings by a half-game over Buffalo.The Chippewas improve to 11-15 (6-7 MAC) to remain in fourth place in the MAC West.
It will be a November to remember for the Central Michigan volleyball team.The Chippewas host Eastern Michigan on Thursday and travel to Ohio, the best team in the Mid-American Conference, on Saturday in the second-to-last weekend of the regular season.
Before Angie White ever stepped onto a volleyball court, she had to first fight for her life.At just 2-days-old, White underwent surgery to correct a condition known as intestinal malrotation, which occurs when the intestines become tangled during pregnancy, causing abnormal development.The Detroit native spent the first three months of her life in intensive care at Henry Ford Hospital, with her parent’s right by her side.“Even in that, she was a fighter,” said White’s mother Helen Didley.
An opportunity to make a statement in conference play this weekend didn’t come to fruition for Central Michigan’s volleyball team.The Chippewas fell to Western Michigan in five sets on Friday and were swept by Northern Illinois on Halloween night, pushing their losing streak to three matches.CMU a chance to move into second place in the Mid-American Conference West Division, facing the top two squads on its side of the conference.However, with senior middle blocker Angie White and sophomore outside hitter Jordan Bueter out with injuries, the team was shorthanded at a crucial point in the season, and it showed.CMU dropped to 10-15 overall and 5-7 in the Mid-American Conference, sliding to fourth place in the MAC West.“We’ve had a lot of adversity this weekend,” said senior middle blocker Kalle Mulford.
Central Michigan volleyball faced a scary Northern Illinois team on Halloween and the Huskies swept the Chippewas (25-21, 25-21, 25-13) at McGuirk Arena on Saturday.
In true rivalry fashion, Central Michigan and Western
Michigan’s volleyball teams traded points in a five-set clash Friday at McGuirk
Arena.Ultimately the Broncos would prevail 3-2, avenging a
five-set defeat to their arch rivals earlier in the season.
Haley Barker goes by the nickname “Chucky,” but the persona she embodies is the opposite of the horror character she resembles.As a redshirt freshman defensive specialist on Central Michigan’s volleyball team, three of her former teammates gave Barker the nickname of “Chucky” because of her crazy hairstyle, and hysterical laugh that resembled the evil chuckle of the famous murder doll from the “Child’s Play” franchise.“I was on the bench, so I would cheer as loud as I possibly could, I have this really scary laugh that kind of sounds like the evil doll,” Barker said.
The Central Michigan volleyball team has no fear as the two top teams in the Mid-American Conference West Division come to town this Halloween weekend.The Chippewas host Western Michigan on Friday and Northern Illinois on Saturday at McGuirk Arena.
After going 1-1 at home against a pair of teams near the bottom of the Mid-American Conference East Division standings, Associate Head Coach Theresa Beeckman said the Central Michigan volleyball team knows how to win.Beeckman was confident in her team despite a 3-2 loss on Saturday to Buffalo (5-17, 4-6 MAC) at McGuirk Arena.
It wasn’t the expected outcome, but the confidence level is
still high for Central Michigan’s volleyball team.
There were tons of momentum swings in tonight’s volleyball
match between Central Michigan and Buffalo, but UB would get the last run,
taking the match 3-2.
Central Michigan's volleyball team will be without the services of senior middle blocker Angie White for an unstated amount of time due to a right ankle injury. White suited up, but did not play in the Chippewas 3-1 win over Akron Friday night.
The Central Michigan volleyball team went into intermission tied with a team who had lost seven matches in-a-row.From then on, the Chippewas decided to execute.The Chippewas pulled off a 3-1 victory over Akron on Friday night to improve to 10-12 (5-4 Mid-American Conference). With the victory, CMU is above .500 for the first time in conference play this season.Associate Head Coach Theresa Beeckman knew the challenge the Zips would bring to McGuirk Arena, and her team was ready to accept it.“(Akron's) work ethic was outstanding on defense," Beeckman said.
The Central Michigan volleyball team is gearing up for a Mid-American Conference West Division run with visits from MAC East foes.The Chippewas host Akron on Friday and Buffalo on Saturday at 7 p.m.
After the program seemed to hit a crossroads 10 days ago, the Central Michigan volleyball team seems to be on the right track.The Chippewas swept Bowling Green on Friday night to complete the first half of the Mid-American Conference schedule.
With what started as a promising match, ended in a grueling
defeat for Central Michigan’s volleyball team Thursday night. Miami (Ohio) used a 13-6 run in the fifth set, to outlast
the Chippewas 15-9, taking the match 3-2.
In front of its home fans, Central Michigan’s volleyball team turned a potential distraction into a weekend sweep, and now take to the road for two crucial matchups.The Chippewas have rallied since Erik Olson was placed on a paid leave of absence Oct.
After submitting a Freedom of Information Act Request to Central Michigan University, Central Michigan Life will be granted the personnel file of Head Volleyball Coach Erik Olson by the end of the month.The Freedom of Information Office is working to obtain the file and will review it once it has been received.