Volleyball team falls to Ferris, Northwood

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This past weekend, the SVSU women’s volleyball team lost to Ferris and Northwood.

“We (were) excited to be able to play again, and especially against one of the top teams in the league with Ferris, and it’s always fun to play against Northwood, who is a bit of a rival,” said coach Will Stanton. “This time of the year, the training gets a bit tedious, and we just want to keep playing.”

On Friday, Nov. 3, the Lady Cardinals took on the Bulldogs in Big Rapids and lost the game 3-0. In the first set, they played head-to-head with Ferris, keeping them on their toes until the Bulldogs took over with a final set score of 25-21.

The second match started with both teams duking it out for the lead, but the Bulldogs took the set again, 25-18.

The final set of the game, the Cardinals were slow to respond to the Bulldogs’ aggressive offense and lost the set 25-16, resulting in a match score of 3-0.

“As a whole, we need to work on our consistency in executing and keeping a positive, upbeat attitude,” said team captain and middle hitter Rachel Eisenhour.

The next night, the women battled it out in their second-to-last match of the season against Northwood. The first set fell flat, and the Cardinals could not catch up to Northwood. They managed a lean five kills against Northwood’s 13, resulting in a heavy loss, 25-10. The second set, the Cardinals pulled out some extra energy, but eventually lost the set, 25-23.

The final set of the night, the Cardinals fell once again with a total of five kills in the set against Northwood’s 16, ending the set 25-13, and the match 3-0.

“The season has not turned out quite as we expected,” Eisenhour said. “It’s come down to our attitudes and amount of consistency.”

SVSU closes out its season Saturday against Lake Superior State University.

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