(PAINESVILLE, Ohio) – A battle-tested Lake Erie volleyball team will host its first playoff game in its Division II era tomorrow night as it welcomes Tiffin for the G-MAC Quarterfinals. The Storm (22-9, 13-6), under the guidance of first-year head coach Kyle Peck, earned the right to host by claiming the No. 2 seed in the East Division. The Dragons (21-10, 15-4) enter as the No. 3 seed from the West Division.
Ticket prices are $7 for adults and children over the age of 5. Students with an ID and children 5 and under are free. Conference courtesy passes will be accepted at all tournament venues. Fans are encouraged to wear white for the whiteout.
Revenge will be on the minds of the Storm as they fell to the Dragons in the prior meeting this season. The matchup will pit two of the top-hitting teams in the G-MAC against each other. Lake Erie finished the regular season third in hitting percentage with a mark of .227. Tiffin was fifth in the G-MAC with a .222 clip.
On the opposite end, the Storm leads the G-MAC in digs with 18.32 per set. Leading the way individually in that category is Moe Briggs. The junior defensive specialist has amassed an incredible 650 digs this season for an average of 5.80 per set.
Back on the offensive end, there has been few better than the duo of Alexis Thomas and Crystal Kedroske. Both have earned G-MAC Player of the Week honors already this season. Kedroske leads the league with 456 kills on the season, while Thomas has the most assists on the year with 1,150.
Tiffin counters with a strong front line that leads the G-MAC in blocks with 1.34 per set. Jenna Huffman is the top individual in that department with 1.21 per set. She also leads the G-MAC with a .389 hitting percentage.