WMU Volleyball

Western Michigan volleyball won Saturday at Miami (OH) to improve to 6-0 in MAC play.

The first set was a battle of runs from both sides, with Miami taking a 5-0 run to earn a 20-15 lead late in the set, and a few points later WMU went on a 7-0 run to take a slim 24-23 advantage. The Broncos could not finish off the set, going back-and-forth a few more times before Miami earned a 29-27 set win.

The Broncos turned around and dominated set two with a .343-.029 advantage in hitting percentage. Meredith Phillips made five kills in the set as WMU cruised to a 25-14 set win and tied the match at one set apiece.

In set three, the RedHawks committed three service errors and two bad sets to give the Broncos an advantage, and hit just .061 in the set to allow the Broncos a 25-16 set win. It was the only set in the match that WMU hit under .200, but strong defense allowed the Broncos to still come out on top.

In the fourth and ultimately final set, the Broncos got the offense going again with a .270 hitting percentage. Two more bad sets and service errors by Miami also helped as the Broncos worked a 25-21 set win for the 3-1 win in the match.

Maggie King led the way for WMU with 17 kills, rounding out a double-double with 15 digs. Phillips had 14 kills, eight digs and a .387 attack percentage. Madison Merz rounded out the Broncos with double-digit kills, picking up 10 in the match.

Logan Case had another stellar performance with 53 assists, five kills and seven digs. Mairead Boyle anchored the defense with 16 digs, adding three assists to the winning effort.

WMU stays on the road for a matchup against the only other undefeated team in MAC play in Bowling Green Saturday. The match is set for 5 p.m.

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