PAINESVILLE, OHIO –Junior Mary Walter (Solon, Ohio/Notre Dame Cathedral Latin) set the school career record for aces but it was in a losing effort as Lake Erie College (2-16, 1-11 GLIAC) fell in three sets to Northwood University (9-11, 6-6 GLIAC) in a road match.
Walter's second set ace was the 152nd of her career. It took the junior less than three seasons to eclipse the previous mark of 151 set by Megan Price (2004-2007). Walter is currently 33rd in NCAA Division II in aces per set with .54, after finishing in the top 50 in the NCAA her first two seasons.
Unfortunately for the Storm it was their only ace of the match while Northwood posted 11. It helped the Timberwolves to a 25-16, 25-17, 25-10 win.
Walter as led the Lake Erie attack with four kills. Senior Krista O'Connor (North Royalton, Ohio/North Royalton) directed the Storm attack with nine assists.
Lake Erie took the first three points of the opening set but Northwood quickly moved ahead, 11-5. The Storm was unable to get closer than three points back the rest of the set.
The second set was more of the same as Lake Erie led in the early going, 10-7. From there, the Timberwolves went on a huge 11-2 run and cruised to the second set. In the third set, NU jumped out to an 15-3 advantage on their way to victory.
Lake Erie has a short turnover with a road match tomorrow afternoon at Lake Superior State.