VALPARAISO, Ind. – Playing with an alternate lineup, the Cleveland State volleyball team fell at Valparaiso, 3-1 Saturday evening in the regular season finale. The Vikings finish regular season play with a 24-6 overall record and a 13-3 mark in Horizon League play.
25-20, 25-19, 23-25, 25-18
· Sydney Mast led the Viking offense, posting a career-high 13 kills – the first double-digit kill match of her career.
· Aaliyah Slappy also posted double-digit kills for Cleveland State, finishing with 10 kills.
· Nikki Holmes served as Cleveland State's libero for the match, leading the team with a career-high 31 digs.
· Shannon Grega and Rachael Dohar also posted double-digit kills for CSU, Grega with 15 and Dohar with a career-high 10.
· Aaliyah Slappy tallied six blocks against Valparaiso, while Sydney Mast set a career-high with four blocks.
· The Vikings' 13 wins in Horizon League play this season is tied for the program best.
· With her 42 assists against Valparaiso, Gina Kilner became the eighth Viking all-time to surpass 1,800 assists, ending the match with 1,825 career helpers.
· Nikki Holmes' 31 digs against Valparaiso marked the first 30-dig match of the season for the Vikings and just the second 30-dig match of Holmes' career.
· Nikki Holmes now ranks sixth on the CSU career digs list, ending the match with 1,159 career digs.
· Grace Kauth is now just two kills shy of 1,000 for her career, and would become the 16th Viking all-time to reach the milestone.
Cleveland State Single Season Team Record Book
At the conclusion of regular season play, here is where the Vikings stand in the single-season record book:
Kills | 1,630 | 7th
Hitting Percentage | .257 | 1st
Assists | 1,515 | 7th
Block Assists | 452 | 5th
Total Blocks | 277.0 | 6th
Cleveland State Single-Season Individual Record Book
At the conclusion of regular season play, here are the individuals that rank in the top-10 in the single-season record book:
Christina Toth | Kills | 448 | 9th
Alexis Middlebrooks | Hitting Percentage | .335 | 7th
Alexis Middlebrooks | Block Assists | 120 | 5th
Alexis Middlebrooks | Total Blocks | 129 | 8th
Gina Kilner | Assists | 1,291 | 5th
Dayna Roberts | Digs | 433 | 10th
· 2015 Horizon League Tournament – November 20 through November 22 – Woodling Gymnasium
· Cleveland State will be the No. 1 seed in the upcoming tournament, with a full bracket to be released at a later date.