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Lake Erie

Storm Falls at Home to Ferris State

(Photo by Baker Media Productions)
(Photo by Baker Media Productions)

PAINESVILLE, Ohio— The Lake Erie College women's volleyball team played host to 20th-ranked Ferris State University Saturday (Oct. 12), falling to the Bulldogs in straight sets (25-11, 25-15, 25-16).

The Bulldogs jumped out to a 15-8 advantage in the first set, leading to a Storm timeout. The timeout did not halt the Bulldogs momentum, as they went on a 5-1 after and eventually closed out the set 25-11.

The Storm kept pace with the Bulldogs early in the second set but an 8-0 Ferris State run put them in front 16-8 en route to a 25-15 set win.

Once again in the third set, the Storm matched the Bulldogs early on until a 7-0 run put the Bulldogs in front 21-14. Following a Storm timeout, the Bulldogs continued to roll and closed the set and match, 25-16.

Samantha Knepley (Munith, Ohio/Stockbridge) and Jamie Hoppe led the Storm with five kills apiece while Molly Richardson (Fort Wayne, Ind./Bishop Dwenger) and Sara Aultz (Wooster, Ohio/Orrville) had four each. Richardson also led the team with nine digs.

Alexis Huntey led the Bulldogs with 10 kills and Brandie Merren had a game-high 14 digs.

The Storm return to the home court Tuesday (Oct. 15), looking to avenge an early season loss to Urbana University.