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In front of a raucous crowd at Wetherby Gym on Wednesday, Morehead State volleyball swept in-state rival Eastern Kentucky. The Eagles (12-4, 3-0 OVC) downed the Colonels (3-12, 2-1) in straight sets, taking the sets 25-19, 25-20, 25-22.

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Senior right-side hitter Jordan Jones smashed a season-high 17 kills, while sophomore outside hitter Lauren Rokey added 15 kills as Morehead State volleyball drops their West Virginia Classic finale against Wake Forest.

The Eagles (9-4) captured set one from the Demon Deacons (5-6) 25-16 before Wake Forest outlasted Morehead State in three close sets, 25-27, 24-26, and 23-25. The Eagles forced extra points in both the second and third set before ultimately dropping the sets.

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For the third consecutive match this season, Morehead State volleyball held its opponent to a sub-.100 hitting percentage. The Eagles (9-2) defeated Penn (2-6) in straight sets this morning at the West Virginia Classic.

Morehead State-who entered the tournament limiting opponents to a .135 hitting percentage-held the Quakers to a .000 percentage, forcing as many errors as Penn had kills (24). The match also marked the fifth time this season, the Eagles have held their opponent to a hitting percentage below .100.

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For the second time in as many weeks, Morehead State sophomore outside hitter Olivia Lohmeier has been named Ohio Valley Conference Volleyball Offensive Player of the Week.

The Cincinnati native helped Morehead State to a perfect weekend at the Blue and Gold Tournament in Toledo, Ohio. In three matches, Lohmeier landed 45 winners (4.50 per set), hitting .239 on the weekend. She added eight block assists and four service aces to total 53 points.

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In Saturday's nightcap, Morehead State improved to 3-0 in the Blue and Gold Tournament with a straight-set victory over Duquesne. The Eagles (8-2) defeated the Dukes (4-5) 25-23, 25-17, and 25-19 in three sets.

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In its first match of the day, Morehead State volleyball swept Manhattan to improve to 2-0 in the Blue and Gold Tournament. The Eagles' (7-2) stifling defense allowed Morehead State to sweep the Jaspers (0-9) 25-117, 25-12, and 25-21 in straight sets.

Throughout the match, Manhattan found it hard to penetrate the smothering Eagles' defense. Morehead State chilled its opponent to a sub-zero hitting percentage, with Manhattan finishing with a -0.024 percentage. Manhattan connected on just 17 kills in the match, making 19 errors to propel the Eagles.

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After being named Ohio Valley Conference Offensive Player of the Week, sophomore outside hitter Olivia Lohmeier uses a career-night to propel Morehead State to victory at the Blue and Gold Tournament.

The Eagles (5-2) defeated the host Rockets (1-5) in the night cap Friday night.

Morehead State took the match in four sets 25-16, 16-25, 25-22, and 25-18.

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In the final match of the Comfort Inn-Vitational, Wright State downed Morehead State in straight sets. The Raiders (5-1) capped an undefeated weekend, while the Eagles (5-2) finshed 2-1 during the two-day event.

The Raiders and Eagles played a tightly contested first set (23-25) before the Raiders took the following two sets 25-18 and 25-15.

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The Morehead State volleyball program's 750th win punctuated a perfect day at the Comfort Inn-Vitational. The Eagles (5-1) defeated Saint Francis (Pa.) (0-5) in the event's opening match and Mercer (2-4) in the night cap.

The Eagles swept the Red Flash 25-20, 25-16, and 25-20 before downing the Bears 25-19, 25-20, and 25-13. The pair of wins also gives head coach Jaime Gordon 350 career wins, with 270 of the total coming at the helm of the Eagle program.


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Danielle McCarson, a redshirt junior for the Morehead State Volleyball Team, spent her first two years on campus as a biology major before deciding she needed to change her focus.

"I don't know why I stuck with it for so long," McCarson said. "It just wasn't for me, and I realized that I was trying to find ways to express myself."

Her parents noticed her taking and editing a lot of photos on her cell phone and surprised her with a camera for Christmas.

"I don't use my phone anymore," McCarson said.

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Morehead State volleyball sophomore Lauren Rokey has been named Preseason All-OVC, the league announced Tuesday (Aug. 14)

The Eureka, Ill., native ranked among Ohio Valley Conference leaders in kills, ranking sixth in kills per set (3.13) and 10th in total kills (310). Rokey also ranked eighth in the league in points per set with 3.64 and 10th in total points with 360.5.

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For the 11th consecutive season, the American Volleyball Coaches Association has honored the Morehead State volleyball program with its highest academic achievement award. The Eagles' 3.43 cumulative GPA during the 2017-18 academic year earned the program its 19th total AVCA Team Academic Award.

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After honoring Allie Evans and Jessica Hall in the Eagles' annual senior day pregame ceremony, Morehead State concluded its 2017 season with a 3-0 loss to Ohio Valley Conference regular season champion Austin Peay on Saturday at Wetherby Gym.

The Eagles fell in three contested sets by score of 25-23, 25-20, and 25-18. Morehead State wrapped up the season with a 14-15 overall record and a 5-11 mark in the OVC. The Lady Governors improve to 27-5 on the season, moving to 14-2 in conference play.

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Morehead State climbed out of a 2-0 deficit to defeat Jacksonville State in five sets on Friday night at Wetherby Gym. The Eagles move to 10-6 (1-2 Ohio Valley Conference) on the season, while Jacksonville State drops to 14-7, 1-2 OVC.

Jacksonville State handily claimed the first set by a 25-16 margin, then held on for a 25-23 victory in the second. Morehead State stormed out of the break, however, stealing the momentum and never looking back.

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Despite a triple-double performance from junior setter Jordan Jones, Morehead State volleyball fell to Middle Tennessee in four sets on Saturday afternoon at Wetherby Gym.

With the loss, the Eagles drop to 6-4 on the season. MTSU, after starting the year 0-8, wins all three of its matches at this weekend's Comfort Inn-vitational.

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Morehead State opened Friday's doubleheader slate with a 3-0 sweep of South Carolina State. The Eagles (5-3) defeated the Bulldogs (0-4) by scores of 25-19, 25-16, and 25-19.

"I thought we fought through some situations that we've been working on," said head coach Jaime Gordon. "It was nice to see us work through some things."

With freshman standout Taylor Hodges sidelined due to injury, junior Alyssa Cecil picked up the start for Morehead State. The 5-foot-7 Cedar Park, Texas native came away with three service aces in the win.

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Morehead State freshman outside hitter Lauren Rokey has been voted the Ohio Valley Conference Newcomer of the Week.

A native of Eureka, Ill., Rokey earned an All-Tournament nod at the Colonial Classic by leading the Eagles to two wins. She totaled 42 kills (3.5/set) in four matches last week.

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Freshman outside hitter Lauren Rokey recorded a career-best 17 kills, and junior middle blocker Jessie Wachtman contributed a season-best 11 winners, but Morehead State Volleyball could not keep up a fast start and fell 3-1 (25-15, 15-25, 18-25, 14-25) to Davidson to wrap up the Colonial Classic Saturday.

Rokey landed the 17 kills off a team-high 42 attacks. Wachtman was close to perfect, making just three errors for the Eagles (4-3) on 20 swings for a .400 attack efficiency.

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Freshmen Lauren Rokey, Olivia Lohmeier and Liz Allen teamed up for 36 kills, and the Morehead State volleyball team improved to 2-1 in 2017 with a 3-2 victory over the Winthrop Eagles Saturday at Wetherby Gym. MSU claimed the match by winning 17-25, 25-23, 25-19, 19-25 and 15-6.

Sophomore right-side hitter/setter Jordan Jones also added nine kills, and freshman setter Chandler Clark piled up a career-best 52 assists as both were named to the Eagle Challenge All-Tournament Team.

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After nearly a month of preparations, the Morehead State volleyball team opens the 2017 season Friday and Saturday at home with the Eagle Challenge Tournament.

Friday's action includes an 11 a.m. ET match against Delaware State and a 7 p.m. battle with Youngstown State. The Eagles face Winthrop Saturday at 2 p.m. Fans will be treated to free coffee from Eagle Dairy Queen for Friday morning's match. On Saturday, it's National Cherry Popsicle Day, and fans will receive a free treat as well.

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Freshman outside hitter Liz Allen totaled 17 kills and hit .256 as the Morehead State volleyball team battled Wright State in an exhibition match Saturday.

"We were able to run five different lineups," said head coach Jaime Gordon. "It was good to see the versatility we can have this season."

Freshman middle blocker Olivia Lohmeier registered seven kills and even had the opportunity to play opposite her sister Maddie, who is a setter for the Raiders. Freshman outside hitter Lauren Rokey also excelled with eight kills.

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Morehead State has finalized its 2017 volleyball schedule, which includes 15 home matches.

The 29-match regular season slate begins on Friday, Aug. 25 when the Eagles host Delaware State in the Eagle Challenge. They will also face Youngstown State and Winthrop in the Eagle Challenge.

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The Morehead State beach volleyball team has a unique opportunity coming up this month.

Unique, because the opportunity will never repeat.

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Senior Sydney Schuler led the way with 16 kills as Morehead State volleyball swept Jacksonville State on Senior Day at Wetherby Gym on Saturday afternoon.

With the win and the weekend sweep, the Eagles move to 11-15 overall and 7-5 in league play.

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Morehead State volleyball finished with 68 digs and 14 blocks as they topped Southeast Missouri in four sets at Wetherby Gym on Saturday night. The Eagles downed the Redhawks, 25-22, 25-20, 19-25, 25-13.

With the win, the Eagles move to 9-14 overall and 5-5 in OVC play. The win also marked head coach Jaime Gordon's 250th at Morehead State.

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Morehead State volleyball utilized stellar defense at the net and a balanced offensive attack to down Murray State in straight sets (25-20, 25-22, 25-20) at Wetherby Gym on Saturday night.

With the win, the Eagles move to 6-11 on the year and 2-2 in conference play. The Racers (8-8, 3-1) entered the match undefeated in league play at 3-0 and yet to lose a set in the OVC.

Jewell, Schuler Impress, but Eagles Fall to Wright State

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Sophomore Merideth Jewell and senior Sydney Schuler combined for 31 kills, but Morehead State volleyball fell at home to Wright State in four sets.

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The Morehead State volleyball team (3-5) defeated Appalachian State (2-5) in five sets on Friday at Wetherby Gym in the first match of the Eagle Challenge.

The Eagles dropped the first set to the Mountaineers, but took the second and third sets. The match was forced into a fifth set after Appalachian State won the fourth, where Morehead State closed out the contest on a 9-2 scoring run. The Eagles won 21-25, 26-24, 27-25, 19-25, 15-11.

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Morehead State volleyball jumped out to a two-set lead, but failed to convert two set points in the third and eventually fell to West Virginia in five sets on Saturday afternoon. With the loss, the Eagles move to 2-4 on the young season.

"I was pleased with the way we came into the match this morning. We were focused and deliberate with our play," said head coach Jaime Gordon. "We led in most major statistical categories, but let a couple of match point opportunities slip past us."

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The Morehead State volleyball team's season came to a close on Thursday afternoon as they fell in three sets to Belmont in the first round of the OVC Tournament. They lost 18-25, 21-25, 22-25.

"It leaves a tough taste in your mouth, especially when these women put so much into the season," said head coach Jaime Gordon. "They've fought hard and they've stayed together all season, so this loss hurts for them, but at the same time I'm extremely proud of them."