PAINESVILLE, Ohio- The Lake Erie College Storm improved their records to 11-10 (overall) and 8-8 (G-MAC) with their second win of the season over the Ohio Valley University Fighting Scots on Saturday (Feb. 9), while The Scots have yet to find a win this year with the loss to Lake Erie.
The Scots started the contest off with a foul, and they went on to commit 20 combined fouls and turnovers in the first half. 13 of the 25 opportunities for Lake Erie at the charity stripe resulted in points. While the Storm never relinquished the lead, freshman Sydney Voss came in and jump-started the offense by draining two key three-pointers that gave the Storm the momentum they needed to push the lead to 21 at the half. At the end of the day, the Storm won the matchup 69-55.
Farrah Benner led the Storm in scoring with 19 points off the bench, also recording three defensive rebounds, three assists, and two steals. Benner scored 17 points in the first half, with an average shooting percentage of almost 70 percent from the field. Voss recorded 12 points, shooting 66.6 percent from the field, and was perfect from beyond the arc, and also recorded three rebounds.
After the game, Coach Kohlheim spoke about the type of player Sydney Voss is. "She has been killing it outside of our practice time. She's been coming in for individual work, watching film, and really investing in her growth as a player. She's been investing in her progress since we came back from break, and it's great to see that the hard work is really paying off."
Storm women's basketball returns to home-court action on Valentine's Day for a matchup against G-MAC foe, Findlay. Tip-off is scheduled for 5:30pm.