At home once more to make it four

Volleyball looks for four straight against conference rival

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The Bulls have a vital match-up Thursday against the Akron Zips in the final home game of the regular season.

Buffalo’s (16-10, 7-6 Mid-American Conference) rivalry match with Akron (11-14, 3-11 MAC) will give Buffalo a better seed in the MAC Championship if they win. The Bulls enter on a three-game win streak and will look to keep it going against the last team in the MAC. 

Buffalo goes into Thursday night having a home record of 6-4, while the Zips have struggled no matter where they play. The Bulls dominated last week getting a 3-0 sweep over Ohio, with sophomore setter Tia Gleason picking up MAC East setter of the week after an impressive 41-assist performance. 

If the Bulls win-out the rest of the season, they will secure a home playoff game and a bye for the MAC Championship. The Bulls are currently fourth in conference and need to hold onto the spot for the bye.

The game starts at 7 p.m. and will be broadcasted on ESPN+.

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