September 27, 2008

Volleyballers Split With GLIAC South

FINDLAY, Ohio – The Northern Michigan University women’s volleyball team split on its weekend road swing through the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) South territory. Saturday the Wildcats defeated the University of Findlay in four sets (25-17, 25-18, 22-25, 25-9). The win snapped the ‘Cats two-match skid and improves the team to 9-7 overall and 4-3 in conference action. UF falls to 7-10 and 1-6 respectively.
Mandie Meyer and Caryn VanBeckum led the ‘Cats with 10 kills each. IN the team stats the ‘Cats registered 36 kills in 138 total attempts for a hitting percentage of .116 percent. Madeline Ogden had 31 of the 32 ‘Cat assists for the match.
Once again the ‘Cats had the aim on the serve with 10 service aces for the afternoon. Meyer had seven of the service aces and was just one away from the NMU record of eight.
Cassie Osiecki with 16 digs and Breanne Zaremba with 11 led the ‘Cats on the defensive front. For the match NMU had one block solo by Amy Andersen-Goldsworthy and 16 block assists. Twelve of the block assists came from VanBeckum, Ogden and Emma Wolfe as they each had four.
NMU will play its next four matches at home. The first two are next week against Ashland (Oct. 3) and Tiffin (Oct. 4).
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Prepared By
David Faiella
Sports Information Director
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