(PAINESVILLE, Ohio) – Lake Erie looks to rebound from Thursday's defeat in Saturday's contest with another college from Stark County in Walsh University. The Storm are 10-7 overall and in the thick of the G-MAC standings with a 5-4 league mark. The Cavaliers are 11-6 overall and third in the conference with a 6-3 record.
Both teams are looking to rebound in G-MAC action after falling to Malone in their last conference game. Walsh has since played and defeated Wilberforce in non-conference action.
It's the 25th meeting all-time between the two schools. The Cavaliers lead the all-time series 20-4, but the Storm has had the Cavs' number as of late. Last year saw Lake Erie sweep the regular season for the first time. The Storm finished as the No. 7 team in the standings and went on to defeat the No. 2 seed Walsh in the G-MAC Tournament quarterfinals at Findlay.
The game will feature two of the conference's top scoring threats in Gabe Kynard and JT Shumate. Kynard is third in the conference with 18.3 points per game. Shumate is second with 18.9 points per game. Both have been named G-MAC Athlete of the Week this season.
This will conclude Lake Erie's five-game home stand and start a lengthy layoff for the Storm. So far they are 3-1 on the stand and 7-2 at home overall on the year. They will be off for 11 days following the game until they head south to take on Kentucky Wesleyan.
Tip-off was against Walsh was originally scheduled for 3 p.m., but has since been moved up to 1 p.m. as of Friday because of the potential snow storm headed to northeast Ohio.