UM-Dearborn volleyball falls to Indiana Tech; will host Marygrove Oct. 15 for Dig Pink game

UM-Dearborn's volleyball team after a play against Indiana Tech Oct. 8, 2014. (Tyesha Vinson/MJ)
UM-Dearborn’s volleyball team after a play against Indiana Tech Oct. 8, 2014. (Tyesha Vinson/MJ)

By VERONICA RATES, Staff Reporter

Heart and dedication poured out of the University of Michigan-Dearborn volleyball team as they took on Indiana Tech on Wednesday, but still remained winless this season.

UM-Dearborn’s (0-22, 0-12 WHAC) first conference match this season was against Indiana Tech (11-8, 6-5 WHAC) where it lost in three sets, but there was a huge improvement since the last meeting.

Although losing in three straight sets (17-25, 18-25, 13-25), the Wolverines didn’t make it easy for the Warriors.

Senior Rebecca Carley was confident heading into the match.

“We knew what to expect,” Carley said. “So going into it we were more prepared, we were ready to play.”

UM-Dearborn started the first set with a 5-0 run, and momentum was higher than ever. Indiana Tech answered back quickly with its own 4-0 run, causing a few added hot streaks to clinch the set.

The second set was tight, but a controversial call caused a tie game at 8-8. The point for Indiana Tech caused a power surged for the Warriors, leading them to go on a 7-0 run.

The final set started out slow for the Wolverines, allowing Indiana Tech to score six straight points. The momentum was too much for UM-Dearborn to come back from.

Head coach Eric Stark was very satisfied with how his team executed, saying, “(It was) our best performance of the year.”

UM-Dearborn welcomes Marygrove College to the Fieldhouse Oct. 15 for its Dig Pink game, to help support breast cancer research in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness month.

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