Storm Falls on Senior Day to Walsh

(Photo by Baker Media Productions)

PAINESVILLE, Ohio— The Lake Erie College volleyball team was able to pick up the win on Senior Day Saturday (Nov. 2), falling in straight sets (25-15, 26-24, 25-23) to Walsh University.

The Cavaliers jumped out to a 12-6 lead in the opening set before the Storm called a timeout.  The timeout failed to halt Walsh's momentum, as they took the first set 25-15.

Molly Richardson (Fort Wayne, Ind./Bishop Dwenger) and Mary Walter (Solon, Ohio/Notre Dame Cathedral Latin) had two kills apiece for the Storm while Alexis Bankson (Churulousco, Ind./Churubusco) had three digs.

Walsh's momentum carried over to the second set as they took an early 6-2 lead but the Storm rallied and tied the set at eight.  After alternating points, the Cavaliers pulled ahead, 14-11.  Following a timeout, the Storm went on a 6-3 run to tie the set at 17. After a Walsh timeout, the Storm built their biggest lead of the set at 23-20.  After their second timeout, the Cavaliers went on a 3-0 run to tie the game.  The Storm won the next point but failed on the ensuing set-point as Walsh won the next two points to close out the set.

Richardson and Walter had four kills apiece in the set while Sara Aultz (Wooster, Ohio/Orrville) added three. Jamie Hoppe (Green Springs, Ohio/Clyde) had three digs.

Trailing by two sets, the Storm took control early in the third set, taking a 7-3 lead but the Cavaliers went on a 4-0 run to tie the set at seven.  The teams exchanged points until the Storm pulled ahead 14-11.  The Cavaliers were able to recover and tie the set back up at 17.  The Storm took a slight 23-22 advantage but Walsh won the following three points to close out the match.

Walter led the Storm with 10 kills for the match while Richardson ended with nine.  Hoppe had a team-high nine digs while Andrea Harris (Beavercreek, Ohio/Beavercreek) had eight.  Kristin Swann (Rochester Hills, Mich./Rochester) had a pair of kills and digs.

Paige Chandler had 16 kills and 14 digs to lead Walsh.

The Storm conclude their current three-game home stand Tuesday (Nov. 5), hosting Ashland University.

-LEC-