SAULT STE. MARIE, Mich.- The Lake Superior State volleyball team will travel once again to Saginaw, Mich. to face the Saginaw Valley State Cardinals. The game is set to take place on Saturday, Nov. 9 and is slated for a 2:00 p.m. start.
In the Lakers last match against the #20 Ferris State Bulldogs, the Lakers were defeated in three straight sets despite playing very well in the match. Sophomores Bethany Wilson and Camdyn Odykirk each recorded a team-leading five kills in the match. Sophomore Halle Grulke continued to set up her teammates to score as she registered 17 assists against the Bulldogs. Senior outside hitter Amanda Reid added a team-high four service aces in the game while she also defensively contributed eight kills for the Lakers. Abby Beachnau, the team's libero, would lead the defensive effort against the strong Bulldogs offense as she added 17 digs to her season total. Defensive specialists Kyra Vezina, 12 kills, and Sydney Briney, eight kills, also were solid for the Lakers.
Oct. 1 Meeting
Earlier this season, the Lakers faced the Cardinals and were defeated in three sets. In the match, sophomore setter Halle Grulke recorded 29 assists. The set scores were as follows (23-25, 22-25, 16-25). These close matches should set the stage for a competitive match on Saturday.
Saginaw Valley Cardinals
As a fellow member of the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC), the Cardinals have faced many of the same opponents as the Lakers. The Cardinals are currently 17-7 on the season. That win total includes a huge win against #20 Ferris State on Sept. 21. The Cardinals are coached by Will Stanton who is a 17 year veteran of the Cardinal volleyball program.
Lakers Schedule- Saginaw, Mich.- 11/9
LAKERS vs Saginaw Valley State @ 2:00pm
The Lakers will finish out the regular season with a pair of home matches against GLIAC Rivals Michigan Tech, on Friday, Nov. 15 at 4:00pm and Northern Michigan at 1:00pm on Saturday Nov. 16. The game against Northern will be senior night for the Lakers. Both Games will take place in the Bud Cooper Gymnasium.
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