October 6, 2007

Volleyballers Bounce Back In Motown

Kate Olechny
Kate Olechny
DETROIT, Mich. – The Northern Michigan University women’s volleyball team bounced back on Saturday with a four-game win (30-19, 30-23, 28-30, 26-30) over the Wayne State Warriors. NMU has now won eight of its past nine matches. The Wildcats improve to 14-8 overall and 8-2 in the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) while WSU falls to 7-10 and 2-7 respectively.
 
Four ‘Cats combined for 52 of the 70 kills for the match. Mandie Meyer was on top of the list with 16 kills as she was followed by Kate Olechny with 13, Amy Andersen-Goldsworthy with 12 and Caryn VanBeckum with 11. For the match the team had a hitting percentage of .196 percent.
 
WSU recorded 45 kills for the match in 167 total attempts for a hitting percentage of .096 percent.
 
Brittany McGowan had a match-high 53 assists to go along with her 17 digs and four block assists. Cassie Osiecki registered a team-leading 26 digs. Breanne Zaremba added 15 digs while Meyer had 13. VanBeckum had the lone block solo for the match and then added three block assists. Andersen-Goldsworthy added four block assists.
 
NMU had 12 service aces for the match. Megan Elliott had a team-high four service aces. Zaremba, VanBeckum and Maggie Iverson added two each.
 
NMU will stay in the GLIAC South next weekend when they are at Ashland on Saturday (Oct. 13) and Findlay on Sunday (Oct. 14).
 
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David Faiella
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