Rapid Reaction: Central Michigan 3, IUPUI 0


 Senior, outside hitter, Jordan Bueter spikes the ball over the net on Friday, September 8, at the CMU volleyball game against Cleveland State. 

Central Michigan volleyball finished its run in the Chippewa Challenge with a 3-0 sweep over IUPUI.

The Chippewas took the first set 25-23. Senior Jordan Bueter contributed nine kills while senior Courtney Hiltibran, junior Emily Wenglowski and sophomore Megan Kern each added a team-high three digs in the first set. Freshman Kalina Smith added an ace.

Carrying a 1-0 lead into the second set, the Chippewas jumped out to an early 7-2 run, claiming momentum early until the Jaguars went on a 5-0 run, forcing a Chippewa timeout. A 7-2 run was the story following the timeout, but IUPUI struck back and forced a 20-20 tie late in the set. 

Set two continued to be a back-and-forth between both teams until Bueter added her 16 kills of the match for a 31-29 win and a 2-0 lead.

The third set was another back-and-forth run until CMU found momentum halfway into the set to take the lead and force a IUPUI timeout. The Jaguars responded by rallying back to cut their deficit in half, trailing 20-17. The Chippewas answered with a 5-0 run to clinch the set and the match.

Five of CMU’s nine blocks of the match were in the third set.