Midland, Mich. — Cross town rivals, Northwood University, hosted the Cardinals tonight in Riepma Arena. SVSU Volleyball swept the contest 3-0 heading to a 10-4 overall record and 4-2 in the GLIAC. NU falls to 5-9 overall and 2-4 in conference play.
As the game continued, errors started to let the Timberwolves creep in on the Cardinals but it would not be enough to defeat the SV squad. A 25-22 set two win led Saginaw Valley to a 2-0 edge heading into the locker room break.
The Cardinals returned and cleaned up their style of play in set three, notching 11 kills with only three errors, hitting a .267 overall, while holding the Timberwolves to a .088. Saginaw Valley totaled 11 block assists, earning the match victory 3-0 after a 25-14 final set win.
Inside the Box Score:
- The Cardinals were led by freshman outside Vukaj who earned player of the match accolades after posting 11 kills, eight digs and a service ace in tonight's sweep.
- S. Tabit earned 13 kills and had three digs.
- Abbie Toland led the defense with 18 digs, averaging six per set.
- Hannah Tabit had a double-double with 10 digs and 30 assists.
- Peyton Gerstacker had 12 digs
- Emily Friesl posted five kills with only one error out of the middle, her best appearance since the 3-1 win over Northern Michigan on Sept. 8.
The Cardinals will head to the west side to take on #7 Ferris State in a matchup beginning at 3 p.m. Live video and stats will be available.
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