ALLENDALE, Mich — The 2023 Michigan Tech Huskies volleyball season got here to an finish with a 3-1 loss at No. 25 Grand Valley State within the GLIAC Match semifinals on Saturday. The Lakers complex 25-13, 25-10, 23-25, and 25-16.
The Huskies ended their season with a 15-16 total document after their 7th directly commute to the GLIAC Semis.
“By no means the way in which we would have liked to head out, however credit score will have to cross to train Jason and his group,” Huskies trainer Matt Jennings stated. “Grand Valley is without doubt one of the most powerful groups within the country this yr and lately confirmed why. Their offense used to be greater than on level. They’re tremendous bodily and performed excellent sufficient protection to stifle our offense, which from time to time can truly get going.”
Trailing 2-0 after the destroy, the Huskies were given again into the fit with a 25-23 win within the 3rd. Tech fought thru 13 ties and 4 lead adjustments to get at the board. Meg Raabe had seven kills within the 3rd and Lindy Oujiri added 5. A kill via Jacqueline Yancy made it setpoint with Oujiri hanging down the general level.
GVSU (26-3) replied within the fourth to near out the fit 25-16. The Lakers hit .389 and were given a balanced offensive assault with six other avid gamers hanging down no less than two kills.
The Lakers had been dominant within the first two units hitting .394 within the first and .429 in the second one. Oujiri had 3 kills within the opening set for the Huskies, however the offense totaled most effective 3 kills in the second one.
Raabe led the Huskies at the day with 13 kills, whilst Oujiri added 11 in her closing fit for the Black and Gold. Tess Hayes set the assault with 27 assists and added 13 digs. Amelia Albers led Tech with 15 digs, anchoring the again row in double figures for the sixteenth directly fit.
“I’m thankful for all our seniors have executed for us of their time right here and am thankful for them pushing us this yr,” added Jennings.
Saturday marked the general fit for seniors Oujiri, Zoe Rhines, Lauren Richards, Leiya Rybicki, and Kate Walch.
“What a captivating season,” Jennings stated. “We had our moments with the quarterfinal win as opposed to Northern, the opposite sweep at Ferris, and our early season sweep in contrast identical Grand Valley group. We battled accidents and performed one of the most hardest schedules within the area.
“We go back such a lot and herald any other truly robust magnificence subsequent fall. This season will have been a little bit of a transition yr for our group, however there used to be so much to be pleased with. We put ourselves able to advance once more within the postseason, had some large wins, and had a host of avid gamers identified via the GLIAC. The longer term may be very brilliant.”