AURORA, Ill. - The Saginaw Valley State University volleyball team completed a sweep at the 2010 Mizuno GLVC/GLIAC Crossover Tournament with a pair of victories over Illinois-Springfield (3-0) and Drury (3-0) on Saturday, following Friday's 3-1 victory over St. Joseph's. The Cardinals improve to 10-8 overall on the season following Saturday's victories.
In the first match against Illinois-Springfield, the Cardinals won by scores of 25-20, 25-15 and 25-16, respectively.
Chili's "Player of the Match" Laura Ward (White Lake, Mich./Lakeland HS) played stellar defense for SVSU, recording a match-high 15 digs. Annie Buxton (Aurora, Ont./Aurora SS) had a match-high 17 kills to go along with four aces and six digs. Katie Fitzgerald (Whitby, Ont./Sinclair SS) and Lyndsay Reynolds (Saline, Mich.) each had seven kills for the Cardinals as well, with Fitzgerald adding three blocks. Sam Breault (Bad Axe, Mich.) had 32 assists for the Cardinals.
Against Drury, the Cardinals took the match with scores of 25-13, 29-27 and 25-21, respectively.
Fitzgerald earned Chili's "Player of the Match" honors after posting 16 kills and hitting for an astounding .682 percentage. Buxton had 12 kills while hitting .333 and Katie Maciejewski (Laingsburg, Mich.) hit .529, posting 10 kills. Laurel Mattson (Lake Odessa, Mich./Lakewood HS) had a match-high 13 digs and Ward added 10. Breault had 41 helpers for SVSU, which hit .354 as a team.
The Cardinals are back in action next Friday (10/22) and Saturday (10/23), as they take a swing through the Upper Peninsula to take-on Michigan Tech and Northern Michigan, respectively.
* - Annie Buxton was named to the All-Tournament Team.
2010 Mizuno GLVC/GLIAC Crossover Volleyball All-Tournament Team
Kayla Hellebusch Sr. OH Drury
Danielle LaGrange Jr. MB Southern Ind.
Weslie Gaff Jr. MH UMSL
Maggie McGovern Jr. OH Rockhurst
Carolyn Holstein Sr. Lib. UMSL
Cheneta Morrison Sr. S UIndy
Lisa Tobiczyk Jr. Lib. Ferris State
Abby Lovell So. S Northern Michigan
Rebeccah Rapin Sr. MH Grand Valley State
Clara Leutheuser Jr. MH Hillsdale
Emma Wolfe Jr. OH Northern Michigan
Annie Buxton Jr. OH Saginaw Valley State
* - The Great Lakes Valley Conference claimed the 2010 Mizuno Crossover Tournament title by a slim 23-22 margin over the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference.