Lake Erie’s Winning Streak Snapped By Wildcats

Lake Erie’s Winning Streak Snapped By Wildcats

Lake Erie's Winning Streak Snapped By Wildcats

Looking to extend its winning streak to three matches, Lake Erie College (2-5, 1-4 GLIAC) was denied in three sets by Northern Michigan University (4-5, 3-2 GLIAC) at the Jerome T. Osborne Family Athletic & Wellness Center. 

The Wildcats took the match by a count of 25-18, 25-18, 25-16.

The Storm attack was led by sophomore Jamie Hoppe (Green Springs, Ohio/Clyde) and Molly Richardson(Fort Wayne, Ind./Bishop Dwenger) with four kills each. 

Lake Erie got off to a slow start in the first set as Northern Michigan jumped out to 12-3 advantage.  The Storm fought its way into the set but could never make up that early gap, falling 25-18. 

Nice play from freshman Destiny Prusky (Newton Falls, Ohio/Newton Falls) – seeing her first career action –  and Richardson in the second set helped Lake Erie to a lead the first half of the second set, as late as 12-11.  Four straight points gave the Wildcats the advantage and they kept the momentum to take the set, 25-18. 

Northern Michigan rode that wave through intermission and into the third set, taking a 5-1 lead and keeping command for its entirety en route to a 25-16 advantage. 

The Wildcats had a huge advantage finishing plays with a 38-17 edge in kills. 

Lake Erie embarks on a three game road trip with the next match coming Wednesday at Ohio Dominican University.