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Van Zeeland Powers Green Bay Past Cleveland State

Courtesy: Green Bay Athletics
         
Release: October 19, 2013
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By Andrew Gavin (@GBGavin)

GREEN BAY, Wis. (GreenBayPhoenix.com)
– Senior Leah Van Zeeland (Kaukauna, Wis.) powered her team out of the gates on Saturday afternoon and helped Green Bay (9-11, 4-3 HL) close out visiting Cleveland State (12-8, 2-5 HL) as the Phoenix posted a 3-1 (27-25, 25-21, 24-26, 25-22) victory in Horizon League volleyball action at the Kress Events Center. The senior tied her career high with 21 kills as Green Bay moved back above .500 in league play.

Van Zeeland had eight kills on nine swings in set one as Green Bay hit .486 and won a thrilling set, 27-25. The Phoenix staved off a set point for Cleveland State and scored the final three points of the set.

Freshman Shannon Hurley (Connellsville, Pa.) recorded five of her 18 kills in the second set, and Green Bay pulled away from the Vikings for a 25-21 win and a 2-0 edge.

Sophomore Mikaela Gunderson (Casco, Wis.) totaled eight kills in the third set as the Phoenix jumped out to a 21-14 lead, but the Vikings stormed back to take their first lead of the set at 25-24 and claim the win 26-24. Gunderson finished the match with 16 kills and a .483 hitting percentage on 29 swings.  

Van Zeeland helped ensure that the Phoenix would not allow the Vikings to force a fifth set, tallying seven kills in the fourth to help the hosts close out the match. The set was tied at 21 before Green Bay won four of the final five points to claim the conference win.

Sophomore Emily Riese (Fond du Lac, Wis.) recorded her third straight double-double in the win, directing the offense to a .290 hitting percentage with 56 assists and adding 10 digs on defense.

Sophomore libero Jillian Bauer (Verona, Wis.) led the defense with 21 digs while sophomore Becca Mastey (Green Bay, Wis.) was also in double figures with 11 digs.

Halfway through its Horizon League schedule, Green Bay begins the second half on the road next weekend, playing at Oakland on Friday at 6 p.m. and at Wright State on Saturday at 4 p.m. Fans can watch both games live and for free on the Horizon League Network.

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INSIDE SWIMMING AND DIVING
SCHEDULE
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Saturday , October 04
Swimming and Diving 
vs. Intrasquad/Alumni Meet
2:00 PM
Green Bay, Wis.
 
Saturday , October 11
Swimming and Diving 
vs. Oakland
11:30 AM
Green Bay, Wis.
 
Saturday , October 18
Swimming and Diving 
vs. Cleveland State
11:30 AM
Green Bay, Wis.
 
Saturday , October 25
Swimming and Diving 
at Wisconsin Collegiate Invite
TBA
Milwaukee, Wis.
 
Saturday , November 01
Swimming and Diving 
vs. Wright State
12:00 PM
Green Bay, Wis.
 
Friday , November 07
Swimming and Diving 
vs. Phoenix 1-2-3
4:00 PM
Green Bay, Wis.
 
Saturday , November 08
Swimming and Diving 
vs. Phoenix 1-2-3
9:00 AM
Green Bay, Wis.
 
Friday , November 21
Swimming and Diving 
at IUPUI House of Champions
TBA
Indianapolis, Ind.
 
Saturday , December 06
Swimming and Diving 
vs. Intrasquad Relays
11:00 AM
Green Bay, Wis.
 
Saturday , January 10
Swimming and Diving 
at UIC
1:00 PM
Chicago, Ill.
 
Thursday , January 15
Swimming and Diving 
at IUPUI (Women Only)
7:00 PM
Indianapolis, Ind.
 
Friday , January 16
Swimming and Diving 
at Valparaiso (Men Only)
4:00 PM
Valparaiso, Ind.
 
Saturday , January 24
Swimming and Diving 
vs. Youngstown State
12:00 PM
Green Bay, Wis.
 
Sunday , January 25
Swimming and Diving 
at Butler
TBA
Indianapolis, Ind.
 
Saturday , January 31
Swimming and Diving 
vs. Milwaukee
1:00 PM
Milwaukee, Wis.
 
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