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Volleyball Splits On Last Day At Saint Leo Lion Classic

Volleyball Splits On Last Day At Saint Leo Lion Classic

Saint Leo, Fla. - The Saginaw Valley State University volleyball team split its final two matches at the 2010 Saint Leo Lion Classic, hosted by Saint Leo University.  The Cardinals fell to Pittsburg State University (Kan.) by a 3-0 count before rebounding for a 3-1 victory over West Georgia University.  The 1-1 record puts SVSU at 2-2 overall on the season.  

The first match saw scores of 28-26, 25-21 and 25-12, all falling in Pittsburg State's favor.

Junior Katie Fitzgerald (Whitby, Ont./Sinclair SS) hit .400 in the match, recording seven kills while adding a pair of blocks.  Junior Annie Buxton (Aurora, Ont./Aurora SS) had 11 kills and eight digs for the Cardinals.  Senior Jessica Treiber (Sebewaing, Mich./USA HS) had five kills and two blocks while hitting at a .308 clip for the contest.  Junior Laura Ward (White Lake, Mich./Lakeland HS) also had eight digs for SVSU.  Freshman Nicole Adam (Sterling Heights, Mich.) had a team-high 14 assists. 

In the victory over West Georgia, the Cards took the first two sets by scores of 25-21 and 25-19, respectively.  West Georgia bounced-back to claim the third set, 25-21.  SVSU, however, would close-out the match with a 25-22 win.

Fitzgerald hit .471 with 10 kills and four blocks in the finale, while Buxton had 17 kills and 11 digs.  Treiber also had double-digit kills with 11 and six blocks, while freshman Lyndsay Reynolds (Saline, Mich.) had 10 digs for the Cardinals.  Sophomore setter Sam Breault (Bad Axe, Mich.) posted a career-high 41 assists in the contest.  Junior Becky Schroeder (Owosso, Mich./Northwood University) had eight total blocks for SVSU.

The Cardinals return to action Friday, Sep. 10, when they host Michigan Tech University in a 7:00 pm match-up to open Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference play.