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MAC Volleyball 2015: Week 9 Recap

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Akron (8-15, 2-8 MAC)

The Zips were finally able to grab another win in the MAC. After losing eight straight matches, including one to the Central Michigan Chippewas on Friday, the Zips were able to defeat the Eastern Michigan Eagles in Ypsilanti on Saturday. Anna Wenger had 13 kills in the match against the Chippewas, and had 16 kills in the match against the Eagles. The Zips were able to snap the eight game losing streak.

Ball State (12-12, 6-4 MAC)

The Cardinals were able to win both of their matches this week, by sweeping both the Miami RedHawks, and the Bowling Green Falcons. Mackenzie Kitchel lead the Cardinals against Miami as she had 12 kills and three digs. Jenna Spadafora had seven kills and eight digs against the Falcons. Ball State has now won three straight matches, winning 9 sets out of 11 in those games.

Bowling Green (5-18, 1-9 MAC)

The Falcons have been really struggling these last seven games. The Falcons dropped two more matches this week, as they lost to the Toledo Rockets and swept by the Ball State Cardinals. Jelena Sunjic had 13 kills against Toledo, and Madeline Brandewie had eight kills against the Cardinals. The Falcons have now dropped seven straight.

Buffalo (5-17, 4-6 MAC)

The Bulls had a great weekend this week. The Bulls were able to defeat the Eastern Michigan Eagles on Friday, and then defeated the Central Michigan Chippewas on Saturday. Megan Lipski was able to get 20 kills against Eastern, and 14 kills against the Chippewas on Saturday. Valisha Watkins also had 11 kills against Central.

Central Michigan (10-13, 5-5 MAC)

The Chippewas were able to split the weekend series. The Chippewas defeated the Akron Zips on Friday, but then dropped a match to the Buffalo Bulls. Jordan Bueter had 13 kills in the match against the Zips, and then had 17 kills and 16 kills against the Bulls. The Chips are even in the MAC.

Eastern Michigan (12-11, 4-6 MAC)

The Eagles struggled this weekend. They dropped their two matches, first to Buffalo on Friday, and Akron on Saturday. Stacey Perinar had 23 kills against the Bulls, and eight kills against Akron. Devon Murray lead the Eagles on Saturday with 11 kills. The Eagles are now on the two game losing streak.

Kent State (14-8, 8-2 MAC)

The Flashes have been on a tear over the last few weekends. They added to their win streak, as they defeated Northern Illinois on Friday and Western Michigan on Saturday. Kelly Hutchinson had 20 kills in the match against the Huskies, and added 25 more kills in the match against Western. The Flashes are on a seven match win streak.

Miami (15-8, 7-3 MAC)

The RedHawks were able to split the weekend series. They were swept by the Ball State Cardinals, but were able to bounce back and defeat the Toledo Rockets. Paige Hill lead Miami with nine kills and three blocks against Ball State, and Maris Below lead the RedHawks against Toledo with a season-high 16 kills.

Northern Illinois (12-10, 8-2 MAC)

The Huskies split there series this weekend. They were defeated by Kent State on Friday, but won against Ohio. T'ara Austin and Jenna Radtke lead the Huskies in the loss with a total of 29 kills against Kent State. Austin added 13 more kills in the win against the Ohio Bobcats.

Ohio (19-4, 9-1 MAC)

The Bobcats were on a 12 match win streak, until this weekend. They defeated Western Michigan, but were swept by the Northern Illinois Huskies for their first loss in MAC play. Shelby Walker had 13 kills against the Broncos, and added 14 kills against the Huskies. The Bobcats are still atop the MAC.

Toledo (4-19, 1-9 MAC)

The Rockets were able to pick up there first MAC Conference win this weekend. They defeated the Bowling Green Falcons, but then lost to the Miami RedHawks. Saige Thomas and Rachel Vidourek both had 12 kills in the win against the Falcons. The duo combined for another 22 kills in the loss to Miami.

Western Michigan (10-15, 6-4 MAC)

The Broncos lost both of their matches this weekend. They lost their first match to Ohio, then lost again to the Kent State Golden Flashes. Mikaela Ryshytylo had 12 kills against Ohio, and Sydney Lemay had 21 kills in the loss to the Golden Flashes. The Broncos are in the middle of the MAC.