Megan Edmunds, LSSULakers.com
SAULT STE. MARIE, Mich. -- The Lake Superior State volleyball team took on Northwood in a Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference matchup on Friday evening. The battle went down to the wire with the Timberwolves picking up the victory in five sets.
Northwood took the first set 25-18 and the Lakers battled back to pick up a win in set two, 25-17, followed by another win in the third set by a 25-23 score to pick up a 3-1 lead. Northwood bounced back with a 25-21 win in the fourth set and secured the match win after taking the fifth set 16-14.
The Lakers fall to 5-20 overall with a 2-12 record against GLIAC opponents. Northwood is now 10-15 and 4-9 within the conference.
For Northwood, Mackenzie Kepler and Grace Rekeweg both had the team-high of 18 kills. Brenna Murphy led the Timberwolves' defense with 23 digs.
Lake State had a .128 hitting percentage, while Northwood's was .207.
The Lakers return to the court Saturday at 2 p.m. against Ferris State.
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