Spikers beat Northwood, Wayne State
October 5, 2009 —
Coming off one of the best seasons in school history and the loss of key players, perhaps expectations would have been a little lower for the women’s volleyball team.
That doesn’t seem to be the case. The team won both of its matches last weekend to improve its record to 12-5 overall and 7-2 in the GLIAC.
The team welcomed Northwood on Friday night and made quick work of them, winning three games to none.
The Cards won the first game 26- 24, the second game 25-15 and the third game 25-22.
Senior outside hitter Allison Schlinkert led the way for the Cardinals offensively with 12 kills and three service aces. Sophomore outside hitter Andrea Buxton contributed with nine kills and four digs. Senior setter Kait Harris had 38 sets in the three games.
In Saturday’s contest against Wayne State, the Cardinals had to fight back to pick up the win. Unlike Friday’s game against Northwood, the Cardinals dropped the first game 25-23 before bouncing back to win the next three games to take the match. The Cardinals won by scores of 25-13, 25-20 and 25-17.
Schlinkert again led the way offensively for SVSU with 19 kills to go along with 12 digs. Buxton added 15 kills and four assists. Harris added 55 assists and eight digs.
With the two wins, the Cardinals now sit atop the North Division of the GLIAC while Wayne State drops to second position in the South Division with a record of 14-3 overall and 6-3 in the conference.
The Cardinals return to action this weekend when Hillsdale comes to town Friday for a game scheduled to begin at 7 p.m. Hillsdale is in first place in the South Division with an identical GLIAC record of 7-2.
Findlay visits Saturday with a 5-12 overall record, 2-7 in the GLIAC for a 2 p.m. matinee start.