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Cardinals Claim First GLIAC Victory With 3-1 Win Over Warriors

Cardinals Claim First GLIAC Victory With 3-1 Win Over Warriors

UNIVERSITY CENTER, Mich. - The Saginaw Valley State University volleyball team claimed a 3-1 victory over Wayne State in the Cardinals' first home contest of the 2013 season.  

Saginaw Valley won the first set by a score of 25-22, fending-off a stretch where Wayne State score five consecutive points to tie the score at 18-18.  After that, the Cardinals notched the next seven out of 11 points to close-out with the three point victory.

Wayne State evened the match at 1-1 by taking set number two with a 25-21 margin.

The Cardinals would respond, however, and claim the third set by another 25-22 score to take a 2-1 advantage in the contest.  Saginaw Valley would close-out the match with a 25-21 victory in the fourth to win the match by a 3-1 margin.

Senior Lyndsay Reynolds (Saline, Mich./Saline HS) was named the Chili's "Player of the Match" following a 14 kill performance, hitting .545 on 22 attacks.  

Junior Kelsey Ferla (Lincoln Park, Mich./Gabriel Richard HS) added 12 kills offensively and 14 digs to help out on the defensive end.

Juniors Makenzie Frodle (Fraser, Mich./Fraser HS) and Ashley Driscoll(Bellevue, Mich./Pennfield HS) each added eight kills for SVSU while freshman Kaylee Schmitt (DeWitt, Mich./DeWitt HS) had a team-high five blocks.

Redshirt freshman setter Kelly Vellucci (Livonia, Mich./Stevenson HS) had 26 assists for the Cardinals while senior Nicole Adam (Sterling Heights, Mich./Sterling Heights HS) added 22 helpers.  

Sophomore libero Brooke Tiller (Maumee, Ohio/Maumee HS) had a team-high 17 digs in the match while junior Kate Czopek (Sterling Heights, Mich./Sterling Heights HS) added 11.

With the victory, SVSU improves to 6-5 overall and 1-2 in the GLIAC while Wayne State falls to 5-6 overall and 2-1 in league play.  The Cardinals are back in action tomorrow (Sept. 28), as they take-on the University of Findlay in a 2:00 pm matchup.