October 5, 2007

'Cats Seven-Match Winning Streak Over

HILLSDALE, Mich. – The Northern Michigan University women’s volleyball team’s seven-match winning streak is now history. Friday night the Chargers of Hillsdale College snapped the Wildcats winning ways with a three-game sweep (23-30, 24-30, 26-30). With the loss the ‘Cats drop to 13-8 overall on the season and 7-2 in the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) while the Chargers improve to 18-4 and 9-0 respectively.
 
NMU had more kills than HC on the night at 49-47, but the home team had a .223 hitting percentage. The ‘Cats registered a hitting percentage of .115 percent. Caryn VanBeckum had a team-high 14 kills while teammate Amy Andersen-Goldsworthy added 11. They were the only two on the night with 10 or more kills.
 
On the defensive front Cassie Osiecki had a match-high 25 digs. Breanne Zaremba added 13 digs while Mandie Meyer had 10. At the net the ‘Cats had one block solo from Andersen-Goldsworthy and eight block assists. VanBeckum had a team-high three block assists and all three service aces for the ‘Cats.
 
Brittany McGowan shared match honors for assists with 37. Stephanie Booms for the Chargers also had 37. 
 
NMU will face Wayne State tomorrow afternoon (Oct. 6) in Detroit.
 
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David Faiella
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