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Ending a five-game losing skid to regional rival Marshall, Morehead State volleyball snapped the streak in grand fashion Thursday night. The Eagles (7-3) defeated the Thundering Herd (7-4) in a five-set thriller to bring the volleyball version of the Ellis T. Johnson Trophy back home.

Morehead State outlasted Marshall, taking the match with set scores of 21-25, 25-22, 25-16, 22-25, and 15-13.

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Wrapping play at the Kansas Volleyball Invitational, Morehead State volleyball dropped its final match of the event Saturday. The Eagles (6-3) fell to Arizona (6-2) in straight sets by scores of 25-18, 25-7, and 25-16.

Recording eight digs in the match, redshirt senior defensive specialist Danielle McCarson not only led the Eagles in digs but surpassed 1,000 career digs. Sophomore libero Allison Whitten added seven digs for Morehead State while sophomore defensive specialist Olivia Montelisciani tallied five to lead an Eagle backline that scooped up 31 balls.

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After earning Most Valuable Player honors at the Eagle Challenge, the awards continue to roll in for Morehead State volleyball's Olivia Lohmeier as she's garnered Ohio Valley Conference Offensive Player of the Week honors by unanimous selection.

The selection marks the fifth OVC Offensive Player of the Week and eighth overall OVC weekly award for the Cincinnati, Ohio native. The junior outside hitter led the Eagles with 44 kills across three sweeps last weekend while putting together a .305 hitting percentage from the outside.

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Following the season's opening weekend, Morehead State volleyball's Chandler Clark continued to grow her trophy collection as she garnered Setter of the Week accolades from the Ohio Valley Conference Monday.

Monday's recognition marks the fourth OVC Setter of the Week award for the Seymour, Ind. native who won the award during each of the final three months of the 2018 season. Clark finished the opening weekend dishing out 86 assists (10.75 per set) across eight sets while adding 12 digs, three kills, and a service ace.

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Career-best efforts from several players pushed Morehead State volleyball past Davidson Saturday morning. The Eagles (2-1) outlasted the Wildcats (0-2) in a five-set affair, taking the match with set scores of 25-16, 23-25, 25-17, 23-25, and 15-11.

Leading the numerous career-bests for Morehead State was junior outside hitter Lauren Rokey. Rokey slammed home a career-high 22 kills on 38 swings. She committed just two errors to swing an outstanding .526 from the outside.

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After a month of preseason practice, Morehead State officially opened the 2019 season Friday afternoon, competing at the Cristi Curtis Volleyball Invitational hosted by Winthrop. The Eagles opened the three-match event, dropping in five sets to their hosts.

Winthrop took the event's opening match, downing Morehead State 16-25, 19-25, 25-21, 25-17, and 17-15.

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In the team's final tune-up prior to the 2019 season opener, Morehead State volleyball downed Bellarmine in an exhibition match Saturday. The Eagles defeated the Knights in four sets, dropping the first 25-19 before rattling off three straight set victories (25-17, 25-20, and 25-17).

The two teams played a bonus fifth set with Bellarmine capturing the set 15-9.

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After placing three student-athletes on postseason all-conference squads last season, Morehead State volleyball once again has three student-athletes up for honors as redshirt junior setter Chandler Clark and junior outside hitters Olivia Lohmeier and Lauren Rokey have been named Preseason All-Ohio Valley Conference.

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After being nominated for the honor in late June, Morehead State volleyball's Jessie Wachtman has been named one of two conference honorees from the Ohio Valley Conference for the prestigious National Collegiate Athletic Association's Woman of the Year award.

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For the second consecutive season, both Morehead State volleyball and beach volleyball have garnered the highest team academic honor from the American Volleyball Coaches Association. This year marks the 12th consecutive season volleyball has earned the honor while beach volleyball has earned the award in back-to-back seasons.

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Earning First Team All-Ohio Valley Conference, CoSida Academic All-District, and two-time Morehead State Female Scholar-Athlete of the Year honors, volleyball's Jessie Wachtman can add another honor to her resume.

The Pickerington, Ohio native has been named a nominee for the prestigious National Collegiate Athletic Association's Woman of the Year. Wachtman joins Lidia Yanes Garcia of Austin Peay as the OVC's 2019 nominees for the honor.

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Following a 20-win campaign that saw Morehead State volleyball capture the third seed in the Ohio Valley Conference Tournament and the OVC's Player of the Year, the Eagles have finalized their 2019 schedule.

The 29-match slate features 15 home matches and sees Morehead State hosting two early-season tournaments. The Eagles will once again host the Eagle Challenge and Comfort Inn-Vitational, welcoming in two stout fields.

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The Morehead State volleyball program has been publicly recognized again by the National Collegiate Athletic Association for earning a multiyear Academic Progress Rate (APR) in the top 10 percent of all squads. It marks the program's eighth straight APR public honor. MSU's Beach Volleyball program has also earned the APR recognition this year.

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Following the season's opening weekend, Morehead State beach volleyball has established a new program-best mark for wins in a season. The Eagles picked up four wins-in four games-at this weekend's Principia College Beach Bash.

Morehead State swept the weekend in commanding fashion, capturing 18 of 20 possible flights pairings during the two-day event. Adding in the extra flights played in each of the four matches, the Eagles captured 21 of 24 flights on the weekend.

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After claiming six Ohio Valley Conference weekly awards during her first two seasons at Morehead State, sophomore outside hitter Olivia Lohmeier has added the league's highest honor to her resume. Wednesday night, Lohmeier was named the OVC Player of the Year, earning the most votes from conference coaches and sports information directors.

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For the fourth time this season, sophomore outside hitter Olivia Lohmeier has been named the Ohio Valley Conference Offensive Player of the Week. The honor marks the sixth time in her career that Lohmeier has claimed OVC Weekly honors and the second straight year she's claimed an honor in the season's final week.

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In the final home game for Morehead State's four-player senior class, the Eagles send their seniors out in style, dispatching Belmont in three sets. The victory secured the Eagles (20-9, 11-5 OVC) their first 20-win campaign since 2013 as the Eagles locked in the #3 seed in the OVC Tournament.

Morehead State swept the Bruins (5-23, 5-11 OVC) by scores of 25-15, 25-19, and 25-17. The Eagles limited Belmont to a .000 hitting percentage, forcing 28 total errors while the Bruins recorded only 28 kills.

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For the third time this season, Morehead State volleyball's redshirt sophomore setter Chandler Clark has been named Ohio Valley Conference Setter of the Week. By claiming her third award of the season, she ties sophomore outside hitter Olivia Lohmeier for the most OVC Weekly Award wins this season.

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After falling behind two sets to none, Morehead State volleyball's furious comeback came up just short in the final furlong. The Racers (17-9, 11-3) jumped out to an early advantage, claiming the first two sets 27-25 and 25-13 before the Eagles (18-9, 9-5) captured the next two 25-23 and 25-19. Murray State eventually seized the match, taking a tight final set 15-11.

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Ten total blocks helped stifle Eastern Kentucky's attack Wednesday night en route to a straight-set sweep for Morehead State over its in-state rival. The Eagles (18-8, 9-4 OVC) have now won three-straight over the Colonels (4-21, 3-10 OVC), including both matches this season via sweeps.

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For the sixth time this season, Morehead State showed off their stellar block, turning back 13 total shots in a four-set victory over Tennessee Tech. The Eagles (17-7, 8-3 OVC) stormed back to take the final three-sets over the Golden Eagles (9-16, 3-8 OVC), taking the match 21-25, 25-13, 25-21, and 25-14.

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After an uncharacteristic offensive performance last night, Morehead State volleyball's offensive woes continued on Saturday in a three-set defeat at Eastern Illinois. The Panthers (9-16, 4-6 OVC) swept the Eagles (16-7, 7-3 OVC), taking the match 25-23, 25-16, and 25-14.

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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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