MARQUETTE, Mich. – It took the Northern Michigan University women’s volleyball squad five games on Saturday to pull out the win over the Saginaw Valley State University Cardinals. NMU and SV split the first four games. NMU won the first and third games (30-22 and 30-24), SV the second and fourth games (29-31 and 19-30). The fifth and deciding game went easily to the Wildcats by a count of 15-2.
NMU has rattled off six wins in a row and improve to 12-7 overall and 6-1 in the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) while the Cardinals fall to 13-7 and 2-5 respectively. Five of the six wins have been at the Vandament Arena.
Mandie Meyer and Katt Garvick combined for 33 of the 67 kills for the match. Meyer had a team-high 18 kills while Garvick added 15. For the match the ‘Cats had a team hitting percentage of .162 percent. Katie Twardzik and Caryn VanBeckum each had 11 kills.
Brittany McGowan had 51 of the 56 assists on the afternoon. She also added a service ace and 10 digs. Cassie Osiecki led the defensive effort with a team-high 23 digs. Breanne Zaremba added 18 digs while Meyer and Megan Elliott added 12 each.
Amy Andersen-Goldsworthy led the ‘Cats at the net with three block solos and a block assist. VanBeckum also had a block solo and four block assists.
NMU was deadly on the serve as the ‘Cats had 14 service aces for the match. VanBeckum led the way with four, Zaremba added three.
The ‘Cats are back in action in less than 24 hours as the team will host Northwood on Sunday (Sept. 30) at 1 p.m.
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