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MAC Volleyball 2015: Week 6 Recap

Here comes the #MACtion!

Akron (7-10, 1-2 MAC)

The Zips struggled this week in MAC play, as they took on Bowling Green and Miami and happened to lose both matches. They were able to win two sets against Bowling Green, but where unable to get a set against the Miami RedHawks. Patience Brown was able to get 11 kills against Bowling Green, and Anna Wenger was able to get 6 kills against Miami. The Zips have now lost three straight matches.

Ball State (9-9, 3-1 MAC)

The Cardinals had won three straight MAC Conference games, until October 3rd, as the Cardinals dropped their first MAC game against the Western Michigan Broncos. Jenna Spadafora had 40 assists and 5 digs in the sweep of Northern Illinois. Brooklyn Goodsel had 15 kills, 12 digs, and 3 total blocks in the match against Western Michigan. Ball State is near atop the MAC.

Bowling Green (5-12, 1-3 MAC)

The Falcons were able to win their first MAC Conference match against the Akron Zips on Friday. They then lost to Buffalo the next day to fall to 1-3 in the conference. Jelena Sunjic had 25 kills to lead the Falcons to the victory over the Zips. Sunjic also had 16 kills in the loss against the Broncos.

Buffalo (3-13, 2-2 MAC)

The Bulls were able to split their games this season, getting swept by Miami on Friday, and then defeating Bowling Green on Saturday. Megan Lipski had 16 kills against Miami, and then 17 kills in the match against the Falcons on Saturday.

Central Michigan (6-11, 1-3 MAC)

Central struggled this week in MAC play, as they dropped matches on Thursday to Eastern Michigan, and Kent State on Saturday. Taylor Robertson was able to lead the Chippewas with 16 kills against the Eagles, and Jordan Bueter was able to notch 13 kills in the match against Kent State. The Chips are tied near the bottom of the MAC.

Eastern Michigan (9-8 1-3 MAC)

The Eagles split their week matches, as they defeated Central Michigan on Thursday, and then were swept by the Ohio Bobcats on Saturday. Stacy Perinar and Jordan Smith lead the way for the Eagles, as they defeated Central in 4 sets. In the sweep against Ohio, Cassie Haut had 12 kills for the Eagles.

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

The Flashes also had a win and a loss this week. They were swept by Ohio on Thursday, but were able to come back and defeat Central Michigan on Saturday. The Flashes look to stay in the middle of the pack in the MAC.

Miami (11-6, 3-1 MAC)

The RedHawks had a perfect sweep on the week, defeating Buffalo and Akron without losing a set. Stela Kukoc finished with 10 kills and nine digs in the match against Buffalo. Against the Zips, -.011 was the attack percentage for the Zips. The RedHawks are near atop the MAC.

Northern Illinois (7-9, 3-1 MAC)

The Huskies were able to split the week series. They were swept by Ball State on Friday, but were able to rebound, and defeat Toledo on Saturday. T'ara Austin had 18 kills and three aces for the Huskies in there loss to the Cardinals. Austin then had a career high 31 kills in the win against Toledo.

Ohio (14-3, 4-0 MAC)

The Bobcats continue to dominate the MAC, as they swept the entire week, 6-0. The Cats start at least 3-0 in conference for the third time in four years. Redshirt Freshman Katie Nelson had 10 kills and four block assists against Eastern Michigan. The Cats are atop the leaderboard in the MAC.

Toledo (3-14, 0-4 MAC)

The Rockets have yet to win a conference game. The Rockets are on a five game losing streak, as they dropped two more matches, as they lost to Western Michigan and Northern Illinois on Friday and Saturday respectively. The Rockets look to find the win next week.

Western Michigan (7-12, 3-1 MAC)

The Broncos won both of their games this week, as they defeated both Toledo and Ball State, both on the road. Olivia Kofie had 10 kills against the Rockets, and then seven more kills against the Cardinals. The Broncos are tied near the top of the MAC.