The Lakeview Spartans grabbed a key road victory Wednesday over SMAC East rival Kalamazoo Central, 25-18, 25-19, 18-25, 26-24. Lakeview was dominant early, leading the entire first set and all but the start of the second set. The Maroon Giants flipped the script in the third set and led nearly the entire way.
The decisive fourth set was one of swings. Kalamazoo Central started with an 8-3 lead, but Lakeview regained control midway through and led 20-16 at a timeout. The Maroon Giants evened it back up at 22-22 and had a set point chance at 24-23. The Spartans tied it back up on a kill, then got the final two points from a double-hit and attack error.
Unofficially, Sidney Schiller led Lakeview with 16 kills, followed by 11 from Karlie Kucharczyk. Kennedy Livers topped K-Central with 11. The Spartans improve to 25-7 overall with the Maroon Giants falling to 22-6-1. Both teams are now 2-1 within the SMAC East. Lakeview returns to action at home next Wednesday with Loy Norrix, while the Giants travel to the Mona Shores invite Saturday.
Listen back to Wednesday’s match below: