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Cards Fall To #18 GVSU, 3-0

Cards Fall To #18 GVSU, 3-0

ALLENDALE, Mich. - The Saginaw Valley State University volleyball team fell by a 3-0 score at the hands of the 18th-ranked Grand Valley State University Lakers on Tuesday night (10/26).  The loss drops the Cardinals to 11-10 overall and 6-8 in the GLIAC while the Lakers improve to 17-5 overall and 13-2 in league play.

The Lakers came out with a 25-20 victory in set one, and would take sets two and three by scores of 25-21 and 25-19, respectively.

Junior Annie Buxton (Aurora, Ont./Aurora SS) led the offensive attack with 14 kills while adding 13 digs defensively.   Fellow junior Katie Fitzgerald (Whitby, Ont./Sinclair SS) earned Chili's "Player of the Match" honors while hitting for a match-best .381 percentage while recording nine kills.  Junior Laura Ward (White Lake, Mich./Lakeland HS) had 18 digs for the Cardinals while sophomore setter Sam Breault (Bad Axe, Mich.) had a match-high 35 assists to go along with 13 digs on the defensive end.  

The Cardinals return home for a pair of matches this weekend against Ohio Dominican on Friday at 7:00 pm and Tiffin on Sunday in a 2:00 pm match-up.  The matches will include SVSU's annual "Dig for a Cure" festivities, in which the Cardinals will wear pink warm-up T-shirts and will be selling shirts to raise funds for the Dig for a Cure Foundation.  Game programs will also be available for a $1 donation to the Foundation.