OXFORD, Ohio - The Miami University volleyball team captured its second straight Mid-American Conference win on Friday with a 3-0 (25-23, 25-15, 26-24) sweep of Toledo. The RedHawks improve to 7-15 overall and 2-7 in the MAC. The Rockets fall to 8-14 overall and 2-7 in the MAC.
Redshirt freshman Jenny Ingle was the leader for Miami on Friday. She tied a career high with 15 kills in the win. She made only one error in 22 attempts for an incredible hitting percentage of .636. Ingle also contributed three blocks (one solo and two assisted).
Three kills from Lisa Treadway, along with kills from Meg Riley and Ingle helped lead the RedHawks to a 7-1 advantage to begin set one. Ingle would put down two more kills as Miami would maintain the advantage around six points during the middle part of the set. Trailing 9-16, Toledo would go on a 6-1 run to close within two at 15-17. Sarah Chaney responded with back-to-back kills to put the RedHawks up four, but a 6-3 run from the Rockets would make it 21-22 and force a Miami timeout. Out of the break a kill from Riley off of Amy Kendall's assist and a ball handling error would give the 'Hawks set point at 24-21. The Rockets fought it off twice, but a kill from Riley would finish off a 25-23 win.
Ingle kept up her strong attack early in set two, as she put down three kills to help Miami take a 7-2 lead. Toledo would keep it close, eventually pulling to within three at 10-13. Miami would then respond with a 6-2 run to take control of the set at 19-12. With the score 20-14, the RedHawks closed on a 5-1 run to earn a 25-15 victory. Ingle finished it off with back-to-back kills.
The RedHawks once again went in front early in set three, taking a 6-2 advantage. This time Toledo fought back, answering with a 12-6 run to go in front, 14-12. A service error temporarily stalled the rally, but the Rockets would eventually get the lead back to four at 20-16. Trailing 18-23, the RedHawks would make a great comeback run. A kill from Riley, a Toledo attack error and a block by Riley and Ingle would make it 21-23 and force a Rocket timeout. Out of the break Ingle would put down a kill to cut the deficit to one. Toledo responded with a kill of its own to end the run and give itself set point. Miami did not give up as Ingle and Treadway fought it off with back-to-back kills. Tied at 24, Riley scored a kill off of Kendall's assist to give the 'Hawks set point. They would then take a 26-24 victory when the Rockets' next attack went out of bounds.
Miami hit .385 for the match while holding Toledo to only a .153 hitting percentage. In addition to Ingle's 15 kills, Treadway and Riley each finished with nine. Riley led the RedHawks with 23 assists, while Madison Hardy had 19 blocks.
Miami will look to keep its winning streak going when it hosts Ball State on Saturday at 5 p.m.