FINDLAY, Ohio – For the second week in a row the Northern Michigan University women’s volleyball team ventured into the South Division of the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC). Last weekend the Wildcats split as they lost at Hillsdale and won at Wayne State. This weekend in Ohio the ‘Cats dropped matches to Ashland on Saturday and the University of Findlay today (Sunday). The Oilers won the first two games before the ‘Cats came back to wins games three and four. UF took the fifth and deciding game to win the match (27-30, 26-30, 31-29, 31-29, 9-15).
NMU is now 14-10 overall on the season and 8-4 in the GLIAC. The Oilers are now 17-9 and 6-6 respectively.
Caryn VanBeckum who had a career-high 20 kills against Ashland turned in another career performance against the Oilers. She recorded a new career-high with 24 kills against UF in 57 total attempts for a hitting percentage of .281 percent. Amy Andersen-Goldsworthy was next on the list with 13 kills. Breanne Zaremba and Katt Garvick was had 10 kills.
Team kills the ‘Cats had 62 in 213 attempts for a hitting percentage of .169 percent. The Oilers had 86 kills in 223 total attempts for a hitting percentage of .265 percent.
Brittany McGowan had 47 of the 48 assists for the ‘Cats on the day. She added nine digs and two block assists. VanBeckum also had two service aces, five digs and six block assists.
Two ‘Cats had over 25 digs for the match as Cassie Osiecki and Zaremba had 29 and 27 digs respectively. Katie Twardzik at the net had one block solo and four block assists.
NMU will host Ferris State (Oct. 20) and Grand Valley State (Oct. 21) next weekend.
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