September 16, 2007

Volleyball Wildcats Split First GLIAC Road Swing

BIG RAPIDS, Mich. – The first conference road trip is in the books for the Northern Michigan University women’s volleyball team. After today’s match against the Ferris State University Bulldogs the Wildcats split on the trip. NMU defeated FSU in five games (25-30, 33-31, 30-22, 23-30, 15-13). With the win the ‘Cats are 7-7 overall and 1-1 in the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) the Bulldogs fall to 10-4 and 2-1 respectively.
 
In the fifth and deciding game the ‘Cats registered 11 kills, two errors in 24 total attempts for a hitting percentage of .375 percent. For the match NMU had 63 kills in 200 total attempts for a hitting percentage of .140 percent. Amy Andersen-Goldsworthy had 17 of the kills. She had 33 total attempts for a hitting percentage of .364 percent. Caryn VanBeckum was the only other ‘Cat with 10 or more kills on the afternoon as she ended the day with 13.
 
Brittany McGowan passed the rock 47 times for the match. As a team NMU had 57 assists. VanBeckum added two service aces and three block assists. As a team NMU had no block solos and eight block assists. Four players were in double-digits in digs. Breanne Zaremba led the way with 22 digs as she was followed by Mandie Meyer (16), Cassie Osiecki (14) and McGowan (12).  
 
After spending the first four weeks on the road the ‘Cats will play its next three contests at home. First up is a Wednesday night match (Sept. 19) against Michigan Tech. Over the weekend (Sept. 21-22) NMU will host Mercyhurst and Gannon.
 
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Prepared By
David Faiella
Sports Information Director
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