The Lady Red Hawks traveled to Bethel College and won the match in four sets.
Lake Michigan came to play as they won the first set 25-22. Bethel then turned around and put pressure on the women and defeated the Lady Red Hawks 21-25. In the third set, the women gained momentum and steamed past the Lady Pilots winning 25-10. The fourth and final set went back and forth but Lake Michigan prevailed winning 25-21.
Isabella Vaz (SO/Berrien Springs, MI) had another great night with 12 kills and 16 digs. Emma Ruppel (FR/Berrien Springs, MI) stood out on the offense with 41 assists, 5 kills, and 12 digs along with Alexandra Polishchuk (FR/Berrien Springs, MI) with 10 kills, 2 aces, and 8 digs and Katie Gates (SO/Stevensville, MI) with 5 kills and 2 blocks. Taylor Strauss (SO/Buchanan, MI) led the defense with 28 digs as Kenzie Pulliam (FR/Niles, MI) had 6 digs, 4 aces, 1 assist, and 8 kills. McKenzie Smith (FR/Caro, MI) added 5 kills, 1 ace, and 4 digs while Brianna Conklin (FR/Paw Paw, MI) had 3 kills, 1 assist, 3 aces, 1 block, and 3 digs.
The women have the weekend off and will come back to conference play on Tuesday, September 18, 2018 and will travel to Ancilla College at 6:30 pm.