ASHLAND, Ohio - Saginaw Valley State's volleyball team ended its two-day road trip through Ohio with a 3-1 loss at Ashland University. The loss drops SVSU to 8-7 overall in 2013 and 3-4 in the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC). Ashland improves to 12-3 overall and 6-1 in the GLIAC.
The Cardinals got out to a 1-0 lead in the match, as they claimed the first set by a score of 27-25. Ashland would rebound, winning the next three sets by scores of 25-16, 26-24 and 25-16, respectively.
Junior hitter Kelsey Ferla (Lincoln Park, Mich./Gabriel Richard) posted a team-high 17 kills in the match for SVSU. She garnered Chili's "Player of the Match" plaudits for her performance. She added eight digs and a pair of blocks on the defensive end.
Sophomore libero Brooke Tiller (Maumee, Ohio) had a game-high 24 digs for SVSU.
Saginaw Valley is back in action Friday (Oct. 11), as it welcomes Ohio Dominican University for a 7:00 pm match before hosting Tiffin University on Saturday at 2:00 pm for homecoming.