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The independent news website of The Kent Stater & TV2

Kent Wired

Kent State announces four-time All-American as new volleyball coach

Kent State announces four-time All-American as new volleyball coach

Isabella Schreck, Reporter March 12, 2022

New Kent State volleyball coach Haley Eckerman said she wants to push her new team of athletes to be the best competitors and people they can be.  “Sometimes you get coaches who are just about wins,”...

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...

Bowling Green redshirt senior forward Nikki Cox kicks the ball toward the goal during the Mid-American Conference Championship game on Sunday, Nov. 7 in Bowling Green, Ohio. 

Kent State soccer team’s great season ends with 3-0 loss by BG in MAC tournament finals

Cole Oswald Reporter November 8, 2021

Kent State’s soccer season started back in August, when Mid-American Conference coaches picked the Flashes to finish ninth in the league. It ended Sunday, when the Flashes fell 3-0 to Bowling Green...

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...

Volleyball loses third straight game, refocuses for next weekend

Isabella Schreck Reporter October 3, 2021

Coming off its worst defeat of the season last Saturday, the Kent State volleyball team had hoped to bounce back in its second Mid-American Conference weekend. Instead, the Flashes struggled to their...

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