Ferris State Earns Right To Host GLIAC Semifinals & Finals With Win Over Rival GVSU

Ferris State Earns Right To Host GLIAC Semifinals & Finals With Win Over Rival GVSU

Big Rapids, Mich. – The Ferris State University women's volleyball team advanced to the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Conference (GLIAC) Tournament Semifinals with a 3-1 victory before a capacity crowd over archrival Grand Valley State on Wednesday (Nov. 16) night in quarterfinal-round action inside FSU's Ewigleben Sports Arena. 

The top-seeded Bulldogs earned the right to host this weekend's GLIAC Tournament semfinals and finals, as they won 25-21, 19-25, 25-19 and 25-23 in gritty fashion for their 22nd consecutive victory this year. 

Freshman outside hitter Allyson Cappel led all attackers with 17 kills, hitting .214 for the night for Ferris State. Junior outside hitter Ayanna Buckley added 14 kills with junior middle hitter Maria Kronner tacking on 10 kills. 

Junior libero Lauren Reminga had a match-best 23 digs for Ferris State while senior setter Stephanie Sikorski recorded 18 digs and Cappel produced 12 digs. 

At the net, Kronner totaled three total blocks as the Bulldogs finished with 12 overall. Redshirt freshman middle hitter Mekayla Carey and sophomore outside hitter Katie Placek each earned a solo block. 

The Bulldogs racked up eight service aces as Kronner, Reminga and senior libero Kaley Konjarevich each netted two apiece. 

GVSU was led offensively by freshman Jayci Suseland, who had 14 kills. The Lakers finished with a .138 attack percentage compared to the Bulldogs hitting .129 for the contest. 

Sikorski had 44 assists, which was five more than the Lakers earned as a team. The senior setter also totaled three kills and a block assist in the winning effort. 

The Bulldogs, who have now won nine out of the last 10 matchups with the Lakers, improved to 26-5 overall on the season. The win was Ferris State's seventh consecutive win in GLIAC Tournament play, dating back to the beginning of the 2014 conference tournament. 

Ferris State will next square off against fourth-seeded Saginaw Valley State in semfinal round play on Saturday (Nov. 19) starting at 3 p.m. (ET) in the Ewigleben Sports Arena. Meanwhile, seventh-seeded Lake Erie will play third-seeded Ashland in the other semifinal, which is set for 5:30 p.m. (ET). 

The title match will also take place at the Ewigleben Sports Arena on Sunday afternoon.