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Volleyball Battles in five-set defeat to #10 Ferris State

Volleyball Battles in five-set defeat to #10 Ferris State
UNIVERSITY CENTER — The Cardinal Volleyball team hosted the #10 Ferris State Bulldogs in a GLIAC North Division contest Friday (Oct. 26) evening. After battling and forcing a fifth set, Saginaw Valley came up just short by a score of 3-2 at the Hamilton Gymnasium.
Ferris State came out strong and claimed the opening set by a score of 25-14, hitting for a stellar .395 percentage while the Cards hit .198. 
Saginaw Valley flipped the script in the second, however, posting a .286 percentage while knotting the match at 1-1 with a 25-19 decision. 
The back-and-forth effort continued in the next two frames, with the Bulldogs posting a 25-17 win in set number three before Saginaw Valley came through clutch in what was an exciting and close fourth set, 25-23. That sent the contest on to a fifth and deciding set.
Ferris ran out to a 6-1 lead in the final set and would eventually close-out for the victory with a 15-9 win in the fifth. 

Inside the Box Score 

  • Olivia Dean registered a season-best 12 kills, earning Player of the Match honors for the Cards.
  • Sarah Tabit had a match-high 19 kills for SVSU.
  • Abbie Toland led the way defensively with 20 digs.
  • Emily Friesl posted eight kills and a team-high four blocks. 
  • Kristen Huebner matched a career-high with eight kills. 
  • Hannah Tabit had 30 assists, eight digs and a pair of blocks. 

From Head Coach Will Stanton


Up Next...  

SVSU rounds-out the home portion of its regular season Saturday with a 4:00 p.m. match against Northwood. The match will also serve as senior day for SVSU Volleyball as the program will recognize three members before the start of the match (Tamara Heller, Rachel Eisenhour and Lindsey Jacobs). The Cardinals won the earlier matchup this season by a score of 3-0 in Midland.  

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