MARQUETTE, Mich. – After spending the first 14 matches on the road the Northern Michigan University women’s volleyball team finally had a home match. What a match on Wednesday night at the Vandament as the Michigan Tech Huskies were the opponent. The Wildcats took care of MTU in three straight (30-25, 30-17, 31-29). With the win the ‘Cats are now 8-7 overall and 2-1 in the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) while MTU falls to 2-8 and 0-3 respectively.
The three big guns for the ‘Cats on the night were Mandie Meyer, Caryn VanBeckum and Katt Garvick. Meyer and VanBeckum each had 12 kills while Garvick had 11. VanBeckum had a hitting percentage of .240 percent for the night. As a team NMU had 49 kills in 136 total attempts for a hitting percentage of .125 percent.
Cassie Osiecki and Brittany McGowan led NMU on the defensive front with 17 and 13 digs respectively. McGowan also added 33 assists and four service aces. VanBeckum at the net led NMU with two block solos and two block assists. Amy Andersen-Goldsworthy also had two block assists. The ‘Cats for the match had two block solos and eight block assists.
NMU will continue with the homestand as they face the Erie, Pa. schools of the GLIAC this weekend. Friday night (Sept. 21) it is the Lakers of Mercyhurst College while the Golden Knights of Gannon University will visit the Vandament on Saturday (Sept. 22).
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