November 1, 2013

Malone Takes Storm in Straight Sets

PAINESVILLE, Ohio— The Lake Erie College women's volleyball was unable to overcome Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) foe Malone University, falling in straight sets (25-20, 25-17, 25-13) Friday (Nov. 1).

The Pioneers opened the match on an 8-2 run.  Following a Storm timeout, Malone continued to steadily increase their lead. Up 15-9, the Storm won two competitive points in a row, bringing the game to 15-11.  The Storm chipped away at the Malone lead, forcing a timeout with the score at 17-15.  Following the break, Malone regained their footing and closed out the set 25-20.

Molly Richardson (Fort Wayne, Ind./Bishop Dwenger) led the Storm with three kills in the opening set.  Kathryn Ferry (Lima, Ohio/Lima Central Catholic) had three digs.

Malone jumped out to a 7-3 lead in the second set. The Pioneers maintained a steady lead throughout the fast paced set, picking up the set win, 25-17.

Mary Walter (Solon, Ohio/Notre Dame Cathedral Latin) led Lake Erie with five kills in the second set. 

Malone started the third set on a 5-0 run.  Trailing 12-3, the Storm went on a 6-3 run to cut the Pioneer lead to 15-9 but the run was not enough as the Pioneers wrapped up the match with a 25-13 third set win.

Walter led the Storm with 11 kills in the match.  Ferry led with eight digs while Jamie Hoppe (Green Springs, Ohio/Clyde) and Walter had seven apiece.

Taylor Slauterbeck recorded 15 kills and Katie Hasebein had 14 digs to lead the Pioneers.

The Storm is back at home Saturday (Nov. 2) for a senior day match with Walsh University.

-LEC-