UNIVERSITY CENTER, Mich. - The Saginaw Valley State University volleyball team fell in five sets to the visiting Ferris State Bulldogs on Sunday (10/3) afternoon. The loss drops the Cardinals to 6-7 overall on the season and 4-5 in the GLIAC while the Bulldogs improve to 8-6 overall and 5-5 in league play.
Ferris State took the first set by a score of 25-18 before SVSU would rebound for a 28-26 victory in set number two. The Bulldogs would take the third frame, 25-21, with the Cardinals once again coming back to take the fourth set, 25-22. FSU would close things out with a 15-12 advantage after the fifth and final set.
The Cards were led by Chili's "Player of the Match" Becky Schroeder (Owosso, Mich.), who had 14 kills while hitting for a .565 percentage in the match. Annie Buxton (Aurora, Ont.) had a match-high 18 kills to go along with 10 digs. Katie Fitzgerald (Whitby, Ont./Sinclair SS) also reached double-digit figures in kills, posting 10 as well as five blocks on the defensive side. Laura Ward (White Lake, Mich./Lakeland HS) had a team-high 18 digs while Sara Lowe (Battle Creek, Mich./GRCC) added 11. Sam Breault (Bad Axe, Mich.) had a match-high 51 assists for the Cardinals, who hit .221 as a team for the match.
SVSU will be back in action Saturday, October 9 in a homecoming match against Ashland University. The match is set to begin at 4:30 pm following the Cardinals' football game against Michigan Tech.