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The independent news website of The Kent Stater & TV2

Kent Wired

Defensive specialist/libero Bryn Roberts bumps the ball during on Wednesday, Nov. 17 against Ohio University. Photo by Morgan McGrath.

A disappointing volleyball season comes to a winning end for Flashes

Isabella Schreck Reporter November 18, 2021

The Kent State volleyball team “went out with a bang,” redshirt junior middle blocker Jacqlyn Caspers said. The Flashes commanded their last game of the season against Ohio, closing out the match...

Junior opposite hitter Morgan Copley hits the ball over the net during a Kent State volleyball game. 

Coming back: How Erin Gardner and Morgan Copley rallied from injuries to play volleyball this season

Isabella Schreck Reporter November 16, 2021

The day after surgery for her torn ACL, senior libero Erin Gardner was back in the training room.During the practice before the Mid-American conference play began, junior opposite hitter Morgan Copley’s...

Setter Alex Haffner serves against Miami University on Saturday, Nov. 13 at the MACC.

Volleyball out of final tournament, splits last weekend against Miami

Isabella Schreck Reporter November 14, 2021

After splitting their weekend against Miami, the Kent State volleyball team no longer qualifies for the six-team Mid-American Conference tournament starting Nov. 21. Kent State is now tied with Central...

Kent State’s women’s volleyball team huddles together in celebration during a match against the University at Buffalo on Saturday, Oct. 23. Photo by Morgan McGrath.

Volleyball looks to win final regular season games after 4 consecutive 3-0 losses

Isabella Schreck Reporter November 7, 2021

After suffering two 3-0 losses this weekend to Bowling Green, the Kent State volleyball team must win all three of its final games to advance to the finals. The Flashes' chances of making the Mid-American...

Volleyball swept across all sets in rough weekend away

Isabella Schreck Reporter October 31, 2021

The Kent State volleyball team headed into the weekend coming off of four straight five-set games.The Flashes would be swept in back-to-back games, not winning a single set. “It was a tough weekend,”...

Junior outside hitter Taylor Heberle gets ready to defend against the Buffalo Bulls at the Mac on Saturday, Oct. 23. Photo by Morgan McGrath.

Two winning challenges, Heberle’s return helps volleyball team’s split of five-set matches

Isabella Schreck Reporter October 24, 2021

With the score tied 2-2 in the fifth set of Saturday’s volleyball game with Buffalo, referees ruled a blocked shot in bounds on Kent State’s side. Point Buffalo. KSU volleyball coach Don Gromala challenged...

Volleyball drops frustrating 5-set match to Ohio

Isabella Schreck Reporter October 21, 2021

Kent State volleyball coach Don Gromala sounded frustrated as he recounted his team’s five-set loss to Ohio Wednesday night.“It was tough,” Gromala said. “It was a good battle, but we just couldn't...

Danie Tyson (17) and Jacqlyn Caspers (8) celebrate during the Kent State volleyball teams celebrate win over Akron on Friday Oct. 15, 2021. 

Caspers’ huge weekend leads volleyball to sweep over Akron

Isabella Schreck Reporter October 17, 2021

Middle blocker Jacqlyn Caspers had by far the best weekend of her college career to lead Kent State to a sweep of two games against Akron.Caspers, a 6-4 redshirt junior from Swaledale, Iowa, had a career-high...

Senior defensive specialist Erin Gardner (13) celebrates getting a point with her teammates during the volleyball game on Oct. 8, 2021. The Flashes lost to Central Michigan University 3-1.

Volleyball ends four-game drought in time for next week’s rivalry match

Isabella Schreck Reporter October 10, 2021

“We’re going to sit back and enjoy this for a little while,” coach Don Gromala said after the Kent State volleyball team’s long-awaited win Saturday. The Flashes ended a four-game losing streak...

Senior defensive specialist Erin Gardner gets ready to serve against Ball State on Sept. 24 at Kent State. 

Volleyball wins big match against Ball State Friday but falls Saturday

Isabella Schreck Reporter September 26, 2021

On Friday, the Kent State volleyball team lost the first two sets, then fought off two match points in the third and beat the team with the best record in the league in five sets.But the next afternoon,...

How Kent State sports became among the most ‘LGBTQ+ friendly’ in the country

Jimmy Oswald Sports Editor September 20, 2021

When senior basketball player Monique Smith was looking for a college to continue her career, she looked for a strong program and good academics.But what was equally important to her was whether KSU had...

Volleyball prepares for conference games after loss to Duquesne

Isabella Schreck Reporter September 19, 2021

The Kent State volleyball team will enter the Mid-American Conference play next weekend with “a lot of work to do,” coach Don Gromala said.  The Flashes lost in five sets to Duquesne (5-6) Saturday...

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