November 8, 2008
Volleyball 'Cats Drop Five Set Match To Grand Valley
MARQUETTE, Mich. – For the second time this season the Northern Michigan University volleyball team went to five sets against one of the top teams in the country, the Grand Valley State University Lakers. NMU took the first and fourth sets of the match, but could not get a third set even though the Wildcats had the Lakers on the ropes on several occasions (25-22, 29-31, 17-25, 25-19, 12-15). NMU ends the regular season at 19-10 overall and 11-5 in the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC). Grand Valley improves to 26-3 and 15-1 respectively.
Mandie Meyer led the ‘Cats with a career-high 23 kills on the afternoon in 56 total attempts. Caryn VanBeckum added 17 kills while Katt Garvick had 12. Meyer ended the match with a .339 hitting percentage. NMU had 69 team kills in 172 total attempts for a hitting percentage of.238.
Meyer was busy as she also had 10 digs on the defensive end and four service aces. NMU as a team had 10 service aces. Garvick added three service aces while Rachel Green had two. Green also added 52 assists. Cassie Osiecki led the ‘Cats with 20 digs as Rebecca Feuerherd added 10. VanBeckum at the net had two of the three block solos for the match.
The ‘Cats will play at Northwood in the 2008 GLIAC Volleyball Quarterfinals on Wednesday (Nov. 12).
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