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      LSSU loses first two matches at season-opening Superior Oasis Wildcat Classic

      (Courtesy of Lake Superior State Athletics)

      MARQUETTE - Lake Superior State opened the 2013 volleyball season with back-to-back 3-0 losses to Minnesota-Crookston and Michigan Tech during the first day of competition at the Superior Oasis Wildcat Classic hosted by Northern Michigan.

      Minnesota-Crookston (4-1) won the first match, 25-20, 25-20, 25-20, and MTU (2-4) defeated the Lakers, 25-21, 25-19, 25-17.

      During the first match, senior Emily Snyder led LSSU with 11 kills, while freshman Jen Marren had 10. Sophomore Sydne McMullen totaled six kills and a team-leading .417 attack percentage. Rookie setter Janelle Nagy totaled 31 assists, and junior libero Meghan Drobish had 24 digs.

      Marren totaled 12 kills and Snyder 10 during the match against Michigan Tech. Senior Chloe Balanda had four kills and a team-high .214 attack percentage. Balanda and sophomore Gaby Olsen added three blocks each.

      Nagy finished with 26 assists, and Drobish led in digs with 18. Snyder added 11 digs.