September 15, 2009
Wildcats Open Up Home Stand With A Win
MARQUETTE, Mich. – The Northern Michigan University volleyball squad began its five-match home stand Tuesday night on a positive note. NMU defeated its rivals the Michigan Tech Huskies in four sets (25-21, 19-25, 25-19, 25-16). The third set saw the Huskies jump out to a 3-0 lead before the ‘Cats rattled off eight straight points to take over the set. With the win the Wildcats improve to 6-5 overall and 2-1 in the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC). Michigan Tech falls to 4-7 and 2-1 respectively.
Mandie Meyer was the main hitter for the ‘Cats on the night with 18 kills in 47 attempts for a hitting percentage of .255. As a team the ‘Cats had a hitting percentage of .191 on 48 kills in 136 total attempts. Meyer added nine digs; a block solo and a block assist for her night’s work.
Maddie Ogden had 30 helpers to lead the ‘Cats. Cassie Osiecki and Ogden led the team on the defensive front with 14 and 10 digs respectively. Emma Wolfe recorded two of the four block solos on the night and picked up a block assist. NMU tallied 10 block assists as Amy Andersen-Goldsworthy led the way with four and Katie Twardzik added three.
The ‘Cats face Grand valley State Friday (Sept. 18 at 7 p.m.) and the Bulldogs of Ferris State Saturday (Sept. 19 at 3 p.m.).
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