EMU volleyball wins all games in Texas

The Eastern Michigan University women’s volleyball team won all four games in the North Texas Tournament that took place over a two-day period in Denton, Texas to move their record to 10-2 this season.

In the opening matchup, EMU defeated Texas A&M-University Corpus Christi in straight sets (25-13, 25-18, 25-23).

EMU senior Rachel Iaquaniello set the all-time record for most kills (1,538) in EMU women’s volleyball history, by breaking Roxanne Munch’s 1989 record of 1,537 career kills.

In the second matchup, EMU defeated North Texas in a five-set thriller (18-25, 25-22, 22-25, 25-20, 17-15). EMU rallied from a two-point deficit in the late stages of the final set to defeat the
North Texas Mean Green 17-15.

Iaquaniello, Alyssa Davis and Paige Roback each recorded at least 10 kills.

In the third matchup, EMU dominated Hofstra in straight sets (25-20, 25-16, 25-23).

Iaquaniello led the way for EMU with 11 kills and the Eagles went on a 4-0 run late in the third set, never looked back and won convincingly.

In the fourth matchup, EMU defeated Oral Roberts in five sets (22-25, 25-21, 25-21, 13-25, 15-12) behind Iaquaniello’s 16 kills.
Sierra Reed also contributed 19 digs and Davis came through in the clutch with 38 assists.

The team’s win extends their streak to six games.

EMU will be looking to increase their winning streak to seven games Tuesday, Sept. 11 in Rochester where they will take on the Oakland Golden Grizzlies.

Game time starts at 7 p.m.

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