Season Comes To A Close As Cavs Fall In Semifinals

Season Comes To A Close As Cavs Fall In Semifinals

(HILLSDALE, Mich.) – The season came to an end today for Walsh as it fell to top-seed Hillsdale in four sets in the G-MAC Tournament semifinals on Friday evening. The Chargers (27-3) are the No. 1 seed from the West Division and host of the tournament. They defeated the Cavaliers (21-11), the No. 2 seed from the East, by scores of 25-10, 25-18, 23-25, and 25-15.

It took the Cavs a little while to get going offensively, but eventually was able to pull out the third set. Walsh trailed by four early with a 6-2 separation, but rallied to score the next five points for just its second lead of the match and first since the first points of the second set.

From there, the Cavs never trailed by more than two the rest of the way and took the lead for good with a Hillsdale attack error and a kill by Justine Coffman made the score 21-19. The Chargers came back to make the score 24-23, but Paola Ferrario gave Walsh the win with a kill.

In the fourth set, Walsh remained close in the early portion of the game, but Hillsdale created a small separation in the middle of the set and held on for the win.

Ferrario led the team with nine kills while Gina Kramer and Lauren Loucks added even each. Olivia Zanolli tallied 23 assists on the evening setting up the offense.

Defensively Amanda Adoranti led the team with 14 digs. Ferrario and Erica Schiets also reached double-digits with 11 and 10, respectively.

Taylor Wiese led the Hillsdale attack with 22 kills. The Chargers now advance to tomorrow's championship against Findlay.