PAINESVILLE, OHIO -- Freshman Jamie Hoppe (Green Springs, Ohio/Clyde) had a team-high six kills, but the rest of the Lake Erie College volleyball team combined for just nine more as the Storm dropped its third straight match to open Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) play with a 3-0 loss at Hillsdale College on Sunday (Sept. 12).
The Storm (3-5, 0-3 GLIAC) posted a -.014 hitting percentage against the 25th-rankend Chargers (6-1, 3-0), the second time in three matches Lake Erie has had a negative rating. Hillsdale hit at an impressive .406 clip in winning 25-9, 25-16, 25-9.
Ashlee Crowder had a match-high 10 kills to lead the Chargers while three others added six. Defensively, Hillsdale had 39 digs and six total blocks as a team, compared to just 13 and three for Lake Erie.
The Storm will look to return to the win column on Friday, Sept. 17, when they travel to Northern Michigan for a GLIAC match.