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Storm Ready for Cal (Pa.) Vulcan Invite (Preview)

Storm Ready for Cal (Pa.) Vulcan Invite (Preview)

PAINESVILLE, Ohio- After a weekend at the Ashland University Tournament, the Lake Erie College volleyball team will set their sights on a full weekend of action at the California (Pa.) Vulcan Invitational.

The Storm will take on Daemen College (3:00 PM) and Fairmont State (6:00 PM) on Friday (Sept. 8). Lake Erie will wrap up the tournament with a 10:00 AM matchup with the host California (Pa.) and a 1:00 PM match with Le Moyne on Saturday (Sept. 9).

"This weekend is another opportunity for us to get better as we face four opponents who all made the NCAA Tournament last year. Overall, it was a great week of practice and I know the team is ready to compete," said Storm head coach Kevin Foeman.

Storm Report: Lake Erie brought home a 2-2 record from Ashland last weekend after they defeated Truman State and Urbana, both in four sets. Lake Erie dropped matches with Pitt-Johnstown and Ashland. Bethany Fisher (Orrville, Ohio / Dalton) leads the Storm with 59 kills in four matches and Sidney Fletcher (Saline, Mich. / Saline) totaled 81 digs, including 30 in the match with Ashland.

Opposition Position: All four teams participated in tournaments during the first weekend of competition. Daemen enters the weekend with a 1-2 record after competing at the Indiana (Pa.) Invite. Fairmont State split four matches at the Edinboro Crossover. The host, California (Pa.) finished the Queens (NC) Invitational with a 2-2 mark. Le Moyne took three of four matches at the Long Island Invitational last weekend.

Series History: The Storm has had prior matchups with three of the four schools in the Invitational this weekend. Lake Erie defeated Daemen in four sets last season at Daemen's Wildcat Classic. The Storm dropped both matches versus Fairmont State back in 2009. Lake Erie was defeated by the Vulcans in the only series matchup in 2014. The Storm and Le Moyne have never faced on the court.

Storm Forecast: Lake Erie will begin G-MAC play with the home opener against Davis & Elkins on September 14th.