Volleyball team loses to the OU Bobcats

The Eastern Michigan University volleyball team lost to the Ohio University Bobcats in the Mid-American Conference Championship game on Nov. 24, 3-0.

The No. 7 seed Eagles’ remarkable run at the MAC Championship tournament was ended by The Bobcats in three sets (25-15, 25-18, 25-19).

The Bobcats held the best record in the MAC this season at 14-2, while the Eagles barely clinched a tournament spot, going 6-10 in conference play.

Eastern upset the number two seed University of Toledo and number three Western Michigan University to claim a spot in the championship match. The Bobcats won 10 straight coming into the championship match.

Outside hitter Erin Short was tremendous for the Eagles throughout the tournament. Short, who posted 21 kills against Toledo and 17 against Western Michigan, scored just six kills.

Outside hitter Paige Roback, along with middle blockers Katie Krasowski and Megan Crawshaw also each added six kills.

Stacey Perinar, who scored 17 kills against Toledo and 14 against Western Michigan, also struggled posting just five kills.

The game was the final match for seniors Erin Short and Paige Roback. Earlier this season, Short scored her 1,000th career kill and for overall recorded 1,012 kills and 760 digs in her four years at EMU.

Roback also scored her 1,000th kill this season. Roback had 1,090 kills and 1,052 digs in her four-year career. Roback became only the seventh student athlete in EMU history to record over 1,000 kills and 1,000 digs in her career.

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