WHITING, IN – Governors State secured its first Chicagoland Collegiate Athletic Conference win of the season in convincing fashion Tuesday night, defeating Calumet St. Joseph in straight sets, 25-7, 25-21, 25-11 at the Rittenmeyer Center. GSU improved to 4-1 all-time versus CCSJ, collecting its fourth-straight win in the series. The match also signaled the start of seven straight road contests for the Jaguars.
The Jaguars (5-3, 1-2 CCAC) started on a strong note, winning 11 straight points, including 10 off the serve of Lizette Gonzalez in the opening game. GSU shifted two a 6-2 offensive scheme in game two, employing two setters.
Ashley Pickert finished with a team-high 10 kills along with a .533 attack percentage. Milica Maras, who entered the contest leading the nation in aces per game, served up three more aces in addition to hitting .455 (with six kills). Erika Halverson gathered a team-best 12 digs. As a team, the Orange and Black hit a season-high .293.
"A much better effort from our team tonight," said GSU Head Coach Pedro Gonzaliez. "We hit the ball well and continued our trend of strong serving."
GSU travels to Indiana this weekend to take part in the Manchester Invitational for the second straight year.