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Buffalo Volleyball weekend preview: Bulls looking for wins against Eastern, Central Michigan

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All things considered, we're pretty pleased with the improvement Volleyball has shown over the course of October. At times playing four freshmen, a strong weekend here after three games against conference frontrunners could, maybe, just put UB in contention for a MAC Tournament berth.

Eastern Michigan (12-9, 4-4 MAC)

Friday, 23 October; 7:00 PM 
Ypsilanti, MI

All-time series: Eastern Michigan leads, 19-1 
Last Meeting: Eastern Michigan, 3-2; 24 October 2014
2015 Common Opponents: Murray State (2-3), The MAC 
Streams: Video!
Live Stats: Sidearm Stats from EMU

Eages Player to Watch: Senior OH Stacey Perinar

At 3.73 kills/set, Perinar is third in the MAC. She's only hitting .182, but the Eagles go to her twice as frequently as any other option.


Each of UB's opponents this weekend sit 4-4 in-conference. If UB plays as well as it did last week, or has at times this season, it could pull off a win or two. I'm not looking super deep into these matchups right now, but neither of these teams will preset the challenges that NIU and WMU did.

Central Michigan (9-12, 4-4 MAC)

Saturday, 24 October; 7:00 PM 
Mt. Pleasant, MI

All-time series: Central Michigan leads, 14-5
Last Meeting: Buffalo, 3-1; 25 October 2014
2015 Common Opponents: The MAC 
Streams: ESPN3? Maybe ESPN3
Live Stats: Available here.

Chippewas Player to Watch: Senior MB Angelique White

Sixth in the MAC in hitting percentage and blocks, I'd say more but I'm late getting this post up.


Kind of the same story as above. I think CMU is the more winnable game.