MARQUETTE, Mich. – The Northern Michigan University volleyball team jumped out to a two set advantage over the St. Cloud State Huskies Friday afternoon at Vandament Arena in its first match of the day. NMU had to hold on to defeat St. Cloud in five sets. The Wildcats won the first two sets by an identical score of 25-14. St. Cloud won sets three and four (18-25, 22-25) before NMU edged out the win (15-12). In its second match of the day at the Wildcat Open the ‘Cats defeated Winona State in three straight (25-22, 25-21, 25-16). NMU is still perfect on the season with a 3-0 record.
Four ‘Cats had 10 or more kills against the Huskies. Leading the way was Mandie Meyer with 19, Amy Andersen-Goldsworthy with 11, Emma Wolfe and Katt Garvick added 10 each. As a team the ‘Cats had 57 kills in 146 total attempts for a hitting percentage of .226. Abby Lovell had a match-high 43 assists. Meyer led the charge with 18 digs; Becca Feuerherd added 15 while Cassie Osiecki chipped in with 13. Feuerherd also added five service aces.
In the night cap the ‘Cats were led by Garvick and Meyer with 12 and 11 kills respectively. NMU as a team tallied 39 kills in 117 total attempts for a hitting percentage of .205. Lovell again led all players with 32 assists. Osiecki recorded a match-high 17 digs while teammate Meyer added 11.
NMU will only play one match Saturday (Aug. 29) as the ‘Cats face UM-Duluth at 7 p.m. Matches will run all day beginning at 10 a.m. in both Vandament Arena and in the auxiliary gymnasium.
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