SAULT STE. MARIE, Mich. - The Lake Superior State University women's volleyball team is set to face-off against the Saginaw Valley State Cardinals in a Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) match on Tuesday, Oct. 1 at 6:30 p.m. in the Bud Cooper Gymnasium. After splitting a road series against Northern Michigan and Michigan Tech, the Lakers hold a 4-8 overall record and a 1-3 GLIAC record.
On Friday, the Lakers recorded their first GLIAC win of the season, with a 3-1 win over Northern Michigan on the road. The Lakers will look to add to their win total this season and add their first home victory with a win tomorrow against the Cardinals. Lake State has already surpassed last season's road win total as the team did not register a win in a road game during the 2018 season. Additionally, the Lakers can tie their season win total as well as their conference win total from last season with a win on Tuesday against Saginaw Valley. The Cardinals are fourth in the GLIAC North Division standings heading into tomorrow's meeting, as they are 2-2 in conference play so far and 8-4 overall through the first dozen games of the season.
Players to Watch
Lakers Player to Watch - So. Abby Beachnau
Beachnau, a libero, has been a steady defensive presence for the Lakers throughout the season. The Gaylord, Mich. native leads the Lakers with 175 digs, which ranks ninth in the GLIAC, and also leads the team with 4.07 kills per set, which is good for eighth among all GLIAC competitors. The sophomore is one of two players on the Lakers (Amanda Reid) who has appeared in all 43 sets of play this season.
Cardinals Player to Watch - Sr. Sarah Tabit
Tabit, an outside hitter, leads both her team and the GLIAC in kills per set (4.36) while also ranking third in the conference in total kills with 192. The Mt. Morris, Mich. native is coming off of a game where she was named "Player of the Match" as she led the team with 23 kills in a five-set win over Northern Michigan.
The Lakers will head to Ashland, Ohio to take on the Ashland University Eagles on Friday, Oct. 4 at 7:00 p.m. and then travel to Detroit, Mich. to play Wayne State University on Saturday, Oct. 5 at 2:00 p.m.
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