LA JOLLA, Calif. – The Northern Michigan University volleyball team split its matches on the first day of the Triton Invitational at UC-San Diego. In the Wildcats first match of the day against Cal State-Dominguez Hills, NMU won in three straight 3-0 (25-19, 25-16, 25-13) the second match of the day was a different story. The host school pulled out a four-set win 3-1 (19-25, 25-20, 22-25, 15-25). NMU is currently 4-2 on the season.
In the first match of the day the ’Cats had a hitting percentage of .359. NMU recorded 38 kills in 78 total attempts. Katt Garvick was the lone ’Cat with 10 or more kills for the match has she had an even 10. Mandie Meyer added seven kills. Abby Lovell passed the rock for 27 assists. Garvick also added three service aces. Meyer was the defensive stopper in the match with 12 digs. As a team, NMU had a block solo and four block assists. Amy Andersen-Goldsworthy at the net tallied one solo and a block assist. Meyer chipped in with two block assists.
Against UC-San Diego the ’Cats had a hitting percentage of .089 on 36 kills in 123 total attempts. Meyer and Andersen-Goldsworthy had a team-high eight kills apiece. Garvick and Emma Wolfe added seven kills each. Lovell recorded 30 of the 34 assists for the match. Cassie Osiecki led the team with 19 digs. Eleven of the blocks for the ’Cats were done by Lovell with six and Wolfe with five block assists. As a team, NMU had two block solos and 16 block assists.
NMU will face Cal State-LA and Cal State-San Bernardino tomorrow (Sept. 5) in second day matches at the Triton Invitational.
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