September 12, 2009
SAULT STE. MARIE, Mich. – The Northern Michigan University volleyball team bounced back today with a four-set win over the Lake Superior State Lakers. NMU won the first set (25-16), lost the second (22-25) and then rattled off two in a row (25-19, 25-17) to take the match. It was the Wildcats first conference win of the season, as the squad improves to 5-5 over and 1-1 in the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC). The Lakers fall to 0-10 and 0-2 respectively.
NMU for the match tallied 42 kills in 140 total attempts for a hitting percentage of .121. Amy Andersen-Goldsworthy led the way with 11 kills for the afternoon. Mandie Meyer added 10. Maddie Ogden dished the rock 27 times and added five service aces. As a team once again the ‘Cats were deadly with the serve as they had 16 service aces for the match. Katt Garvick added seven service aces in the win.
Becca Feuerherd and Cassie Osiecki led the ‘Cats on the defensive front with 11 digs each. Sami Vierk had both block solos on the day. As a team, NMU had 12 block assists. Andersen-Goldsworthy had four block assists at the net while teammate Katie Twardzik added three.
The squad comes back to the Vandament Arena beginning Tuesday night (Sept. 15) for the start of five straight home matches. First up are the Huskies of Michigan Tech, then Grand Valley State (Sept. 18) and Ferris State (Sept. 19).
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