Lake Erie Stopped In Three Close Sets Against Saginaw Valley

Mary Walter
Mary Walter

PAINESVILLE, OHIO – Lake Erie College (2-10, 1-9) came close in all three sets but was defeated by Saginaw Valley State University (8-6, 7-3 GLIAC), 3-0, at the Jerome T. Osborne Family Athletic and Wellness Center.   

The Cardinals took the match by a count of 25-20, 25-19, 25-18.  

In was a two-headed attack at the top for Lake Erie with junior Mary Walter (Solon, Ohio/Notre Dame Cathedral Latin) and sophomore Jamie Hoppe (Green Springs, Ohio/Clyde).  Walter killed nine balls with just three errors while Hoppe put home seven with just two errors.  Senior Krista O'Connor (North Royalton, Ohio/North Royalton) had 15 assists. 

In the first set, Lake Erie led 8-7 early after a kill by sophomore Andrea Harris (Beavercreek, Ohio/Beavercreek).  However, it was the Storm's last lead of the set. 

Game two was a similar result with Lake Erie ahead as late as 14-13 after a kill from sophomore Molly Richardson (Fort Wayne, Ind./Bishop Dwenger) and trailing by just one at 18-17 until a 7-1 run close the game for SVSU.  The Cardinals were able to control game three from the onset. 

SVSU was carried on by a huge .302 hitting percentage in the contest while Lake Erie hit a respectable .157. 

Lake Erie wraps up its home weekend tomorrow with a 1:00 p.m. home match against Grand Valley State University.