Volleyball gets swept

After a week with five matchups, the Cardinals only scheduled one Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) matchup with Wayne State University.

In the first set of the match, Saginaw Valley had 14 kills and five errors, giving them a .205 attack percent in the set.

Wayne State had 18 kills, which helped them pull off a win in the first set.

After tying the set at 13 each, SVSU was unable to take advantage of its momentum and allowed a 7-point run by the Warriors.

Wayne State eventually won the set, 25- 20.

SVSU’s attack percentage dropped to .130 in the second set as it was only able to get 10 kills to go along with four errors.

Saginaw was able to force nine errors by the Warriors in the set, but also gave up 19 kills.

In the second set, the Cardinals were able to tie the set at 19 after falling behind early.

Wayne State was able to score six of the final seven points to defeat SVSU, 25-20, and take a 2-0 lead.

After falling behind 8-2 in the third set, the Cardinals used two 4-point runs to eventually tie the set at 22.

Three Wayne State kills finished off the set and gave the Warriors a 25-22 win and a 3-0 sweep of the Cardinals.

SVSU finished the final set with 12 kills and 10 errors for a .056 attack percentage. Sophomore hitter Rylee Zimmer ended the match with nine kills to lead SVSU, followed by freshman outside hitter Madison Thompson, who ended with seven kills.

Senior outside hitter Maria Vukaj had 10 digs while freshman defensive specialist Kelsey Vittitow had seven and Peyton Gerstacker ended with six.

SVSU falls to 12-8 following the loss with a 4-5 record in conference play, which places them in third place in the GLIAC North division. They trail Michigan Tech and Wayne State.

Sophomore middle hitter Olivia Waszak is second in the GLIAC with 1.07 blocks per set.

Senior middle hitter Haley Clum is third in the GLIAC with 1.06 blocks per set and Zimmer is fifth with .94 blocks per set.

SVSU will play its next match at Lake Superior State on Oct. 29 followed by an Oct. 30 match with Northwood and a Halloween match with Parkside, for three GLIAC matches.

Saginaw Valley will have three games remaining before the start of the GLIAC playoffs on Nov. 17.


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