Storm Volleyball Falls to #21 Grand Valley

Storm Volleyball Falls to #21 Grand Valley

PAINESVILLE, Ohio—The Lake Erie College volleyball team faced 21st-ranked Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) foe Grand Valley State University Friday (Oct. 9), falling in straight sets.

The Lakers won the sets 25-18, 25-10 and 25-16.

The Lakers jumped out to an early lead in the opening set, with the Storm calling a timeout trailing 12-4.  The Storm brought the score within four points during the set but it was not enough to overcome the deficit as the Lakers took the set 25-18.

Leondra Barrett (Chattanooga, Tenn./Ooltewah) led the Storm with three kills and two blocks.  Crystal Kedroske (Dexter Mich./Dexter) led Lake Erie with seven digs while Alexis Thomas (Cincinnati, Ohio/Farifield) and Sidney Fletcher (Saline, Mich./Saline) had six apiece. 

Once again, the Lakers got out to a fast start, taking a 10-4 lead in the second set.  The Storm called a timeout but they failed to halt the Grand Valley momentum as they fell 25-10.

Barrett led the Storm once again with three kills while Fletcher had five digs.

The Storm took an early lead in the third set but the Lakers went on a run to take a 9-6 lead.  The Lakers continued to control the momentum throughout the set to wrap-up the match, 25-16.

Barrett ended the night with eight kills and three blocks.  Madison Russell (Westerville, Ohio/Westerville South) had four kills while Bethany Fisher (Orrville, Ohio/Dalton) and Kedroske had three apiece.  Fletcher had a team-high 12 digs while Kedroske and Thomas had 10 apiece.

The Storm is back in action Saturday (Oct. 10) against Ferris State University.

-LEC-