October 16, 2009
LANSING, Mich. – The Northern Michigan University volleyball team split its first-day matches at the GLVC-GLIAC Crossover Tournament. In the Wildcats first match of the day the squad lost to Indianapolis in four sets (21-25, 17-25, 25-23, 12-25) and then took its second match of the day against St. Joseph’s in three straight (25-15, 25-14, 25-18).
With the split the ‘Cats are now 13-8 overall on the season.
Against UIndy, Amy Andersen-Goldsworthy led the team with 13 kills while teammate Emma Wolfe added 12. For the match the ‘Cats recorded 43 kills in 136 total attempts for a hitting percentage of .176. UIndy on the other hand had a hitting percentage of .371 on 62 kills in 132 total attempts. Maddie Ogden had a team-leading 33 assists. Cassie Osiecki and Ogden led the defensive effort with 13 and 11 digs respectively. At the net the ‘Cats had two block solos and eight block assists. Mandie Meyer and Wolfe each had a block assist. Katie Twardzik had three block assists to pace the squad.
In its night match the ‘Cats were led by Meyer and Andersen-Goldsworthy with 11 and 10 kills respectively. NMU had a hitting percentage of .261 for the match with 42 kills in 88 total attempts. Ogden again paced the ‘Cats with 30 assists for match high honors. NMU had 13 service aces for the match. Leading the way were Becca Feuerherd and Katt Garvick with five and three respectively. Osiecki tallied a squad-high nine digs. NMU had six block assists for the match. Meyer and Andersen-Goldsworthy had two each.
NMU will play once tomorrow (Saturday, Oct. 17). The ‘Cats face Drury at 12:30 p.m.
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