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SVSU Makes It Three Straight After 3-1 Victory At Malone

SVSU Makes It Three Straight After 3-1 Victory At Malone

CANTON, Ohio - The Cardinal volleyball team opened its weekend trip to Canton, Ohio with a 3-1 victory over the Malone University Pioneers on Friday evening (Oct. 18).  The victory improves SVSU's record to 11-7 overall and 6-4 in Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) action.  With the loss, the Pioneers fall to 8-10 overall and 3-7 in league play.

SVSU fell in an early 0-1 hole, as Malone claimed the first set by a score of 25-21.  The Cards responded in set number two with a 25-19 victory to knot the match at 1-1.  They would continue on and take the third frame by a 25-21 margin, making the advantage 2-1.  Saginaw Valley would then close things out with a decisive 25-14 victory in the fourth and final set.

Makenzie Frodle led the charge for the Cardinals in the contest.  The junior hit for a .333 percentage, registering 10 kills and adding seven total blocks.  She added one of five Cardinal aces and had a pair of digs.  She was named the Chili's "Player of the Match" for her efforts.

Both Lyndsay Reynolds and Kelsey Ferla added 10 kills as well, with Ferla reaching double-digits in digs with 17.  Kelsey also had a hand in on four blocks.

Libero Brooke Tiller had a match-high 25 digs against the Pioneers.  

Kate Czopek added 18 digs and had seven kills offensively.

Kelly Vellucci registered 22 assists, a pair of aces and 12 digs while Nicole Adam had 23 helpers.

The Cardinals travel just up the road tomorrow and face Walsh University in a 4:00 pm contest.  The Cavaliers (4-13, 1-9 GLIAC) are coming-off a 3-2 loss at the hands of Lake Superior State.