Chippewas Go To Eastern, Host Kent State In Volleyball

Oct. 4, 2017
 
Central Michigan at Eastern Michigan
9-7, 1-3 MAC 10-10, 2-2 MAC
Thursday, Oct. 5 | 7 p.m.
Convocation Center | Ypsilanti, Mich.
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Central Michigan vs. Kent State
9-7, 1-3 MAC 2-13, 0-4 MAC
Saturday, Oct. 7 | 7 p.m. 
McGuirk Arena | Mount Pleasant, Mich.
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SETTING THE SCENE
The Central Michigan volleyball team is scheduled to play two Mid-American Conference matches this weekend. The Chippewas (9-7, 1-3 MAC) go to Eastern Michigan (10-10, 2-2) on Thursday (7 p.m.), and then entertain Kent State (2-13, 0-4) on Saturday (7 p.m.).

LAST WEEKEND
CMU dropped two conference matches last weekend, falling to Western Michigan and to Northern Illinois, both on the road and both by 3-1 scores.

TOPPING THE LEAGUE
Senior Jordan Bueter leads Central Michigan and the MAC in kills with 252. Grace Butler, the Chippewas’ freshman setter, is averaging 10.56 assists per set, ranking third in the conference.

SCOUTING REPORT
• Eastern Michigan split a pair of MAC matches last weekend, taking a five-set decision from Northern Illinois and then dropping a four-set match to Western Michigan

• Jordan Smith leads the Eagles with 202 kills.

• Kent State, which plays host to Ohio in a MAC game on Thursday, enters the weekend having lost four consecutive games. The Golden Flashes fell in four sets to Bowling Green and in five to Miami (Ohio) last weekend.

• Kelsey Bittinger has recorded 193 kills to lead the Golden Flashes.

NEXT
The Chippewas go to Miami (Ohio) and Bowling Green next weekend.

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