November 21, 2008
Volleyball 'Cats Go Out Clawing
ALLENDALE, Mich. – The Northern Michigan University volleyball team did not go out quietly from the NCAA II Midwest Regional Tournament Friday afternoon. NMU dropped the first two sets to Indianapolis (15-25, 21-25) before storming back to take the next two to tie the match (25-15, 25-20). NMU had a brief lead early in the third set at 5-3 before the Greyhounds ran off five straight points to take the 8-5 lead. NMU tied the set at 10-all before UIndy ended the match with a 5-2 run for the final score of 15-12.
NMU ends its season at 20-12 while UIndy moves on in the tournament with a record of 29-9.
Five ‘Cats had over 10 kills in the match. Leading the way was Mandie Meyer with 15 kills as she was followed by Caryn VanBeckum (12), Daniela Bezerra (11), Katt Garvick (10) and Emma Wolfe (10). As a team the ‘Cats had 59 kills in 185 total attempts for a hitting percentage of .173. UIndy on the other hand had 58 kills in 160 total attempts for a hitting percentage of .213.
Rachel Green had 44 of the 49 assists for NMU. She also had a team-high 18 digs. Meyer had 14 digs on the defensive front while Rebecca Feuerherd added 11 and Cassie Osiecki had 10. At the net VanBeckum had both block solos and four of the 10 block assists for the match.
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