Chippewas Rally From 2-0 Deficit To Win Invitational Opener

CMU players celebrate a point Friday in their five-set come-from-behind victory over Indiana State at McGuirk Arena.
Sept. 8, 2017

Box Score

Lindsay Gerber,

MOUNT PLEASANT, Mich. - Jordan Bueter posted a season-high 30 kills as the Central Michigan volleyball team rallied from a two-set deficit to take a five-set victory over Indiana State in the opener of the Chippewa Invitational on Friday in McGuirk Arena.

The match was also CMU's home-opener and it lifted the Chippewas to 6-1. CMU is scheduled to play Cleveland State at 7:30 p.m. Friday, and closes the tournament on Saturday (5 p.m.) against IUPUI.

Indiana State (1-7) swiped the first two sets, 29-27 and 25-18. Central Michigan fought back to take the next three, 28-26, 25-22, 15-12.

Freshman outside hitter Lyza Myers brought the fire with a season-high 13 kills on a .222 hitting percentage for the Chippewas. Bueter also added 17 digs, and setter Grace Butler finished with 19 assists. Paige Carey led the Chippewas with five blocks, while Megan Kern posted a team-high 28 digs.

Cassie Kawa had 22 kills for Indiana State (1-7).

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