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Coming off their first win in five matches, the Eastern Michigan University women’s volleyball team faces off against the Central Michigan Chippewas on Thursday in Mount Pleasant. CMU won their last match; a 3-1 victory against Western Michigan on Saturday.
The Eastern Michigan women’s volleyball team broke their five-match losing streak Sept. 22, when they defeated the Northern Illinois Huskies in straight sets (25-22, 25-19, 25-19). Senior outside hitter Rachel Iaquaniello led the way with 14 kills and 11 digs. Freshman Sierra Reed also had a good performance with 17 digs, which was a match high.
The Eastern Michigan University women’s volleyball team took on the Western Michigan University Broncos Friday, Sept. 21, kicking off the Mid-American Conference season for both teams.
The Eastern Michigan Women’s volleyball team is looking to end their slump this weekend by bouncing back as they open the Mid-American Conference portion of their schedule against Northern Illinois and
rival Western Michigan.
Unfortunately, the Eastern Michigan University women’s volleyball team could not bump, set or spike their way to a victory at the two-day tournament in Ann Arbor, Michigan. The EMU Eagles stepped out on the floor of Cliff Keen Arena Sept. 14-15 in the hopes of defeating the University of Michigan, Western Kentucky University and Duke University.
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.
On Aug. 28, the Eastern Michigan women’s volleyball team lost a tough five-set battle to Cleveland State in their home opener, suffering their first loss of the year to a yet undefeated Viking squad.
The Eastern Michigan University Eagles volleyball team defeated the Ball State Cardinals in four sets by scores of 25-21, 23-25, 25-18 and 28-26 to pick up their 21st win of the season and improve to 21-9 (9-6 MAC).
In its last home match of the season and on Senior Night the Eastern Michigan University volleyball team was host to in-state conference rival Central Michigan University. The Eagles defeated the Chippewas and soared to a 3-0 (25-13, 25-22, 23-25, 25-20) victory to win another Mid-American Conference match. The Eagles improve to 20-8 overall and 8-5 in conference play.
The Eastern Michigan University volleyball team won its fifth straight match by overcoming the Bulls of Buffalo in a quick fashion, defeating them in 3 straight sets (25-19, 25-16, 25-22).
The Eastern Michigan University volleyball team continued its four-game win streak as it defeated the Bowling Green Falcons 3-0 (25-22, 25-18, 25-16) Saturday, Oct. 15.
The middle blocks were the story on Friday night as the Eastern Michigan University volleyball team defeated the University of Toledo 3-0 (26-24, 25-7, 25-16).
The Eastern Michigan Volleyball team took on the Northern Illinois Huskies Saturday, September 24th; both teams entered the contest needing wins in tournament play. It was a big night for EMU, as they fought their way to victory. The Eagles got a much needed first conference win as they defeated the Huskies in 4 sets. (28-26, 26-28, 25-15 and 25-20).
Senior setter, Ashley Mason, recorded a double-double on the night with 44 assist and 10 kills, while Haley Stein had a season-high 34 digs. Rachel Iaquaniello had 13 digs, 3 aces and 18 kills. Paige Roback contributed 12 kills as she posted a team-high .370 hitting percentage. Erin Short also pitched with 11 kills (.360 hitting percentage), four blocks and four digs.
The first set was a back and forth tug-of-war for the Eagles and Huskies with six lead changes between the two teams. Mason led the charge in the first set with 17 assists and 1 kill, Paige Roback contributed 6 kills as well.
The Eagles got off to an early 4-2 lead before the Huskies fought back. NIU 4-0 run to take a 7-4 lead and held on until the end of the set.
With the Huskies ahead 20-19, a kill by Roback would set the teams up for the tug-of-war. NIU re-gained the lead after a kill by Lauren Wicinski, but Iaquaniello answered with one of her own for the Eagles to tie the score at 21. An attack error by Wicinski and a kill by Roback put the Eagles up 23-21 until the Huskies put up two points. The teams continued to go back and forth until back-to-back kills by Iaquaniello sealed the 28-26 win for the Eagles.
The Eagles were a little shaky in the second set and could not get it together in time. But they came charging back in the third set and re-gained control of the match, and never looked back, winning the third and fourth sets 25-15 and 25-20 respectively.
The Eagles were led in the third set by Kristen Baker who had 1 ace, 3 kills and 1 block. Mason had 2 kills and 6 assists. Iaquaniello came around in the match and contributed 1 ace, 3 kills and 1 assist.
The fourth and final set was led by Mason and Short. Mason had 10 assists, 1 block and 1 ace. Short was a key player as well with 5 kills, 2 blocks and 1 assist.
With the win, the Eagles improve to 13-3 on the season and 1-1 in Mid-American Conference play, while the Huskies fall to 12-4 on the season and 1-1 as well in Mid-American Conference play.
The Eagles will now prepare to take on the Chippewas of Central Michigan, in Mount Pleasant, on September 29th at 7 pm.
Eight games into its 2011 season, the Eastern Michigan University volleyball team garnered its seventh consecutive win as it defeated Youngstown State 3-1 (25-20, 25-16, 18-25, 25-20). This marks the Eagles’ longest win streak since opening the 2010 season with a perfect 8-0 record.
Wednesday, August 31 a 16-kill performance from junior Rachel Iaquaniello led the Eastern Michigan University Volleyball team to a 3-0 (27-25, 25-15, 26-24) sweep of Oakland University in the Eagles’ 2011 home opener.
Eastern Michigan University will try for its first win at 7 p.m. Friday, while Toledo hopes to keep its bowl chances hopes alive.
Eastern Michigan University scored first but couldn’t maintain its lead Friday in a Mid-American Conference semifinal, as Miami scored twice in the second half to secure a 2-1 victory in Mount Pleasant on the campus of Central Michigan University.
Curtis Vollmar was fourth at the Mid-American Conference championships Saturday in Athens, Ohio, and helped Eastern Michigan University’s cross country team to a second-place finish.
Eastern Michigan wore pink jerseys and played with a pink volleyball on Saturday.