September 26, 2009
Wildcats Hand Hillsdale First Conference Loss
MARQUETTE, Mich. – The Northern Michigan University women’s volleyball team gave the Hillsdale Chargers its first conference loss of the season Saturday afternoon at Vandament Arena. NMU took the first two sets (25-17, 25-23) before Hillsdale took set three (23-25). NMU had a 14-9 lead in the fourth set then Hillsdale tied it up at 24-all before the Wildcats took the next two points to win the set (26-24).
NMU improves to 8-7 overall on the season and 4-3 in Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) play. Hillsdale falls to 13-2 and 6-1 respectively.
Three ‘Cats led the way in the kills department with 10 or more each for the match. Mandie Meyer had 17 kills as she was followed by Andree Ring with 16 and Amy Andersen-Goldsworthy had 10. NMU as a team recorded 60 kills in 154 total attempts for a hitting percentage of .234. Maddie Ogden had a match-high 40 assists. Hillsdale had 46 kills in 122 total attempts for a hitting percentage of .205.
NMU had eight service aces with Katt Garvick and Andersen-Goldsworthy accounted for six of them with three each. Cassie Osiecki led the ‘Cats on the defensive end with 14 digs. Andersen-Goldsworthy registered two block solos and a block assist at the net.
NMU begins almost a month away from Marquette this week as the ‘Cats are at Tiffin (Oct. 2) and Ashland (Oct. 3).
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