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All Even For Women’s Volleyball Through MCAC Preseason Tournament

The result are in after Women's Volleyball completed their opening weekend of the 2016-17 MCAC preseason and after four matches against conference opponents, the Blazers appear to be right in the thick of things.

On Saturday morning, CMU opened against Les Rouges de USB and put together a solid win; 3 sets to 1. Second-year outside hitter Haley Ginter led the way for the Blazers with 17 kills and veteran opposite Tasha Enns knocked down 7 kills in support scoring from the right side.

"We played really well in our first match," commented veteran CMU middle Rayzanna Kehler, "we blocked really well and even though we mixed our rotations up alot, we didn't matter who was on, we played well together. I think that is a good sign for a maturing team."

Conference champions in two of the last three seasons, the University of Winnipeg College Wesmen emerged 3-1 victors in the Blazers second match. Ginter led her team again in scoring with 11 kills in Saturday evening's loss.

The host Providence Pilots, eventual tournament winners and defending MCAC Champs, were too much for CMU to handle as they posted a straight set win over the Blazers on Sunday morning to drop CMU's weekend record to 1-2.

"Providence was clearly the strongest team overall this weekend, but I feel like we have gotten stronger as a group," said Ginter, "on the court we showed that we can communicate better and our team dynamic is thriving."

Fourth year power Rachel Oswald returned to the rotation for Sunday's late match, posting 8 kills to lead the Blazers to a straight sets victory over the Red River Rebels. Ginter was again the top-scorer for CMU with 14 kills in the match.

The Women's Volleyball preseason continues October 13th when the Blazers travel to Hamilton, Ontario to meet the Mohawk Mountaineers of the OCAA. On October 14th, CMU is in Oakville to participate in the 2016 Fred Wannamaker Invitational at Sheridan College. The Blazers begin the eight-team tournament against the OCAA's Cambrian Golden Shield at 6:00 pm.



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