November 14, 2009
HILLSDALE, Mich. – The third time was not the charm for the Northern Michigan University women’s volleyball team Saturday. NMU was defeated by the Saginaw Valley State Cardinals in three straight (20-25, 17-25, 15-25) in the first semifinal match of the day at the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) Volleyball Tournament. The two teams split during the regular season with each picking up a win on its home court.
NMU currently 19-11 on the season will have to wait until tomorrow (Sunday, Nov. 15) to see about the seeding for the NCAA Division II Volleyball Tournament. Saginaw Valley State (21-8) will face either Hillsdale or Ashland in the GLIAC championship match tomorrow.
Emma Wolfe and Amy Andersen-Goldsworthy led the Wildcats with nine and eight kills respectively. For the match, NMU had 28 kills in 108 total attempts for a season-low hitting percentage of .037. Abby Lovell led the ‘Cats with 22 assists.
Cassie Osiecki was the lone ‘Cat with over 10 digs for the match as she ended the afternoon with 11. NMU had one block solo (Andersen-Goldsworthy) and four block assists for the match. Four ‘Cats had a block assist each for the afternoon (Katt Garvick, Andersen-Goldsworthy, Sami Vierk and Andree Ring).
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