BIG RAPIDS, Mich. – With the end of the season looming, the Lake Superior State volleyball team paid a visit to Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) foe Ferris State on Saturday, November 4th. The League-leading Bulldogs (19-6, 12-2 GLIAC) defeated the Lakers (3-21, 1-14 GLIAC) in straight sets (25-17, 25-19, 25-18).
The first set saw the Lakers pop out to an early lead, as kills by Jen Marren, Amanda Reid and Karlee Weissend put the Lakers ahead of the Bulldogs 7-5. Ferris State then took the lead thanks to a 6 point run. While Lake Superior rallied to make the score 20-17, the Bulldogs scored 5 straight points, earning a 25-17 victory in set one.
Lake Superior climbed out to an early lead again in the second set. Kills by Reid, Marren and Elizabeth Ballor gave the Lakers a 9-6 lead. The Bulldogs, however, answered back in much the same manner as they did in the set prior, as 5 straight points put Ferris State up by two. Lake Superior kept pace with the Bulldogs, as a Ferris State service error put the Lakers within one point (19-18 FSU). Unfortunately, 6 of the final 7 points were scored by the Bulldogs, as the home team took a 25-19 set win.
After falling behind in the first two sets, Ferris State jumped out to a 6-1 lead in the third set. The Lakers managed to pare the lead back to 2 points. Gradually, the Bulldogs took control of the set, as they ultimately pulled away with a 25-18 win.
Ferris State was led by Allyson Cappel with 19 points. Lauren Reminga had 12 digs, while Nicole Malouhous put up 3 blocks. As a team, the Bulldogs had 10 blocks and a .307 kill percentage.
The Lakers wrap up their season on Saturday, November 11th, when they travel to Saginaw for a match against the Cardinals of Saginaw Valley State. The Cardinals (5-21, 3-12 GLIAC) are coming off of a 3-0 loss at the hands of Northwood. Game time is at 2 p.m.