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COLUMN: Women’s chances are fading fast

It looks like Central Michigan University’s volleyball team might not be who we thought they were going to be.

Another opportunity to get their season back on track, and the Chippewas yet again failed to seize the moment. The question now is, what’s next?

The women fell in a heartbreaker to Eastern Michigan University on Thursday, and then let a chance to save their conference record slip away on Saturday losing to Kent State University in a similar fashion.

If there was any bright spot in the women’s performance this weekend, it would be that they didn’t fold willingly.

The Chippewas could easily have given up and laid down, but instead, they pushed both opponents to their brink.

If anything, the team knows they can compete when trailing. Being able to rally is a key component for a championship team, but having to rally every match can be draining over a long period of time.

With four games remaining in the Mid-American Conference regular season, CMU finds itself at the bottom of the barrel.

The women essentially need to win out to make the conference tournament.

What makes that worse? Of the final four opponents the Chippewas face, three of them have defeated the women earlier in the year.

We all know anyone can win on any given night, but I don’t like CMU’s chances.

It’s really unfortunate when you look at the team CMU coach Erik Olson has assembled. The amount of young talent mixed with veteran leadership should have this team in MAC Championship contention, but they find themselves on the outside looking in.

This team has been on such a rollercoaster in 2014, and unfortunately have ended on the wrong side of a run more times than not.

I don’t want to say that I’m jumping off of the bandwagon, but I’m a little closer to the exit than I was about a week ago.