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Senior outside hitter Karina Salinas serves the ball at the Kent State vs. Ohio University volleyball game Nov. 15, 2023.

Volleyball finishes 6-23 on season, looks toward future

Ethan Madden, Reporter November 17, 2023

In her team's last game of the season on Wednesday, Kent State volleyball coach Haley Eckerman said she saw the potential her team has for later success. The Flashes, who lost to Ohio University 3-1,...

Golden Flash Burgundy Walters at the net in the volleyball game against Western Michigan on October 5, 2023.

Volleyball splits weekend, looking ahead to two-game home stretch

Ethan Madden, Reporter October 30, 2023

Kent State's volleyball team (6-18, 2-11) took on Ball State (14-10, 11-2) in Indiana and the University of Toledo (10-14, 8-5) in Toledo.  On Friday, in the first set, the Cardinals took a 16-6 lead...

Freshman Lily King sets the ball in the Kent State Volleyball game against Western Michigan on Oct. 5, 2023.

Cold streak continues for volleyball, winning one of its last 12 matchups

Ethan Madden, Reporter October 22, 2023

Kent State’s (5-17) volleyball team dropped both its away matchups against Bowling Green (11-11) Oct. 20 and 21.  KSU's losing streak is now three-games long, and the team has one win since Mid-American...

Kent State Flashes Volleyball celebrating their win against Miami University Redhawks on October 13, 2023.

Volleyball snaps eight-game losing streak to get first MAC win

Ethan Madden, Reporter October 17, 2023

Kent State’s volleyball team took on Miami (5-15) at home, securing its first Mid-American Conference win of the season.  KSU got out to a quick start on Friday, getting out to a 10-1 lead. Both...

The Kent State volleyball team celebrates after winning a rally.

Losing streak reaches four games as volleyball opens conference schedule

Ethan Madden, Reporter September 28, 2023

Kent State’s volleyball team went 0-3 this past week to open up Mid-American Conference (MAC) play, making their overall record 4-10 on the season.  KSU opened their weekend Friday with a matchup...

The Kent State Womens Volleyball team celebrating a point during their match against Youngstown State on Sept. 15th, 2023.

‘It’s always great to be home’: Volleyball opens home schedule

Ethan Madden, Reporter September 21, 2023

Kent State's women's volleyball had a busy week, defeating Cleveland State (7-5) on Thursday and losing to Youngstown State (5-7) in the home opener.  The match against the Vikings went the distance,...

Kent State volleyball team members on the sideline celebrate winning a rally.

Volleyball goes 2-1 in Western New York Invitational as they return for home opener

Ethan Madden, Reporter September 14, 2023

Kent State’s volleyball team had an impressive showing in its recent tournament in New York, going 2-1 and improving its overall record to 3-6 on the season.  The Flashes dominated in their first...

The Kent State Golden Flash volleyball team gather together before the game.

‘When everybody gives their all and competes, we can be successful’: Volleyball captures its first win

Ethan Madden, Reporter September 7, 2023

After starting the season 0-3, Kent State earned its first win against South Dakota State (1-5).   KSU is now 1-5 on the season, its third 1-5 start in the last 10 seasons. The last occurred in 2017.  The...

The Kent State Womens Volleyball team joins up for a huddle during a time-out. The Flashes played Cornell Sept. 3 but were beaten 3-1.

‘We want to set the standard’: Volleyball prepares for its season

Ethan Madden, Reporter September 1, 2023

The Kent State Volleyball team will have to lean on its four returning players throughout the season. “Last year was just kind of managing what we had, and this year it's really creating the culture,”...

Haley Eckerman’s first year shows volleyball’s ‘potential’ for next season

Isabella Schreck, Sports Editor November 17, 2022

It has been a year of “figuring things out” for Kent State volleyball coach Haley Eckerman. In her first season as a Division I head coach, Eckerman led her team to its best starting record since...

The volleyball team gathers for a photo alongside Alex Haffner, Lana Strejcek, Erin Gardner and Danie Tyson, the four seniors graduating this year, following the game on Nov. 12, 2022.

‘Lucky’ Lana Strejcek and other 4+ year players celebrate second-to-last volleyball match

Isabella Schreck, Sports Editor November 13, 2022

Lana Strejcek had tears in her eyes after Kent State’s volleyball game against Toledo – but she was not sad over her team’s loss. Saturday night was the program’s super senior celebration, and...

Mia and Mackenzie do it again: Star freshmen carry volleyball against conference No. 1

Isabella Schreck, Sports Editor November 6, 2022

Freshman outside hitter Mackenzie McGuire has out killed every hitter on the conference-leading team this season – and she was the third-highest scoring player against Ball State over the weekend. “When...

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