(NORTH CANTON, Ohio) – Lake Erie kept its hopes of repeating as G-MAC East Division Champion alive with a thrilling five-set victory over current first place team Walsh at the Cecchini Center Friday night. The Storm (19-9, 10-6) entered the day in third place behind the Cavaliers (15-12, 11-4) and Malone (15-12, 11-4) who fell to Ursuline tonight as well.
Lake Erie did have to play catch-up as it dropped the first set 25-18, but rebounded to dominate the second 25-14 and edged out Walsh 25-22 in the third. After the hosts equaled up sets with a 25-17 victory in the fourth, Lake Erie pulled out the match with a 15-11 decision in the fifth.
Crystal Kedroske had another impressive all-around match with 18 kills and 14 digs. Hailey Nielsen also powered the offense with 19 kills to lead the team. Alexis Thomas had one of her best matches of the season with 54 assists.
The Storm will have another chance to gain some ground in the division tomorrow when they take on Malone in the Oborne Center. First serve with the Pioneers is scheduled for 5 p.m.