CMU beats Toledo in straight sets at Rose Arena

The Chippewas closed out Toledo in straight sets Saturday for their third Mid-American Conference victory.

“We have a pretty good rivalry against Toledo,” said junior outside hitter Lauren Krupsky. “We want to crush them whenever we play them. So it is pretty easy to get pumped up.”

Sophomore setter Catherine Ludwig has excelled in her role as the new starting setter. Ludwig led the offense to 45 kills and hit for .217 percentage.

Krupsky led the floor with 16 kills. Krupsky also had two aggressive serves land for aces.

Senior libero Alexis Lonneman moved 19 digs closer to becoming CMU’s all-time digs leader. Lonneman currently sits 204 digs away from the 1,996 record.

The game was only the Chippewas' second at home, but makes them 2-0 in Rose Arena.

“We have a little more adrenaline going at home,” said coach Erik Olson. “But were able to control it better tonight an play with a controlled passion.”

The volleyball team remains one game back of the MAC West lead as Western Michigan is 4-0 in conference. Central will head to Kalamazoo this weekend.

“We just have to keep the focus we had today,” Krupsky said. “We just have to lock in the mental state and keep from slipping backwards.”