MARQUETTE, Mich. – Part one of the Northern Michigan University women’s volleyball team’s weekend is now history. Saturday afternoon the Wildcats took care of the Bulldogs of Ferris State University in four games (26-30, 30-23, 30-20, 30-26) in a battle for one of the top spots in the GLIAC North. NMU is now 15-10 overall on the season and 9-4 in the conference while FSU is 17-8 and 9-5 respectively.
Caryn VanBeckum led the ‘Cats in the kill column with 16 kills in 34 total attempts for a hitting percentage of .324 percent. Breanne Zaremba added 15 kills while Katt Garvick had 14. Zaremba had a hitting percentage of .400 percent on 30 total attempts. As a team NMU had 63 kills in 153 total attempts for a hitting percentage of .261 percent. The third game was the big game for the ‘Cats as they had 15 kills in 25 total attempts for a hitting percentage of .480 percent.
Brittany McGowan had 50 assists to go along with her six digs, once block solo and one block assist. VanBeckum and Callie Youngman both had three service aces in the win. Zaremba led the defensive effort with 12 digs. Megan Elliott and Cassie Osiecki each added 11 digs.
At the net, VanBeckum had three block solos and five block assists.
The ‘Cats will be in action again on Sunday (Oct. 21) for the second part of the weekend as the Lakers of Grand Valley State will be in Vandament Arena.
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