Courtesy: Tim Fitzgerald/CMU Athletics
Junior Hallie Enderle had a career-high five blocks Saturday night as the Chippewas defeated Miami, 3-1.
Chippewas Dominate Net to Defeat Miami, 3-1

Oxford, Ohio - Career nights by sophomore Angelique White and junior Hallie Enderle propelled Central Michigan to a 3-1 victory over Miami Friday night, 25-18, 22-25, 25-21, 25-22.

The duo combined for 12 blocks as White finished the night with seven and Enderle chipped in five, both setting career highs on the evening. Enderle also had 10 kills for the Chippewas as they improved to 9-10 on the season and 3-4 in the Mid-American Conference.

A kill by senior Danielle Gotham gave the Chippewas a 16-12 lead in the first set and forced a timeout by the RedHawks (10-10, 2-6 MAC) and a kill by White gave CMU its largest lead of the st, 23-16. A pair of MU errors allowed the Chippewas to close the first set with a 25-18 victory.

After dropping the second set, 25-22, the Chippewas bounced back and took a 2-1 lead into the break with dominate play at the net as they tallied eight blocks and hit .300 as a team in set three. Senior Katie Schuette had six of her match-high 15 kills in the third set as the Chippewas went on to earn a 25-21 win.

The Chippewas led from start to finish in set three, jumping out to an early 11-5 advantage before having to hold off a late rally by Miami. The RedHawks were able to pull within three, 21-18, but a kill by Schuette gave CMU match point and her senior counterpart Gotham closed the set with a kill of her own.

A Schuette kill broke a 12-12 tie midway through the fourth set and back-to-back kills by junior Kaitlyn McIntyre gave CMU a 17-15 lead. The RedHawks stayed within striking distance, but a kill by Schuette forced a timeout with the Maroon and Gold ahead 21-19 and another kill by McIntyre closed match, 25-22.

McIntyre matched Schuette's night with 15 kills, while senior Kelly Maxwell guided the offense with 43 helpers. Senior Jenna Coates continued her stellar play defensively, finishing the night with a match-high 24 digs.

CMU continues MAC play tomorrow night at defending MAC Tournament Champion Bowling Green. First serve is set for 6 p.m.

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