PAINESVILLE, OHIO - Behind a balanced attack- and a huge second set- the Lake Erie College volleyball team ran its season-opening winning streak to three matches with a straight sets (3-0) victory over Saint Augustine's College on the second day (Aug. 29) of the Crimson Hawk/Hampton Inn Invitational at Indiana University of Pennsylvania.
Sophomore hitter Kayleigh Collins (Saline, Mich./Saline) led the way on offense with seven kills. Freshmen Nicole Kunar (Northfield Center, Ohio/Nordonia) and Mary Walter (Solon, Ohio/Notre Dame Cathedral Latin) had five kills apiece and three other players contributed with three kills each.
The Storm (3-0) broke open a one-point game in the first set and went on to win 25-22 before dominating the second set from the get-go. Lake Erie jumped out to a 4-0 lead and never was threatened en route to a 25-13 victory and closed out the match with a 25-20 third set.
Sixteen players saw action for the Storm. Shakira Carter led St. Augustine's (0-3) with nine kills while Wandalee Harris had 12 digs.
The Storm will return to the court this afternoon against host IUP.