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Ana Lopes
Ana Lopes

MARQUETTE, Mich. –The Northern Michigan University volleyball team raised the curtain on the 2010 season Thursday night in the first match of the Superior Oasis Wildcat Open.  NMU (1-0) survived a four-set match against the Wisconsin-Parkside Rangers (0-1).  NMU won the first set (25-23), dropped the second set (22-25) before talking the next two sets and the match (25-23, 24-26). 

Newcomer Ana Lopez playing in her first match as a Wildcat responded with 23 kills in 44 total attempts (.455 percentage).  She also recorded 10 digs.  Emma Wolfe and Sami Vierk added 13 and 12 kills respectively.   As a team the ‘Cats had 67 kills in 152 total attempts for a hitting percentage of .316.  NMU’s side out percentage was 68 percent for the match (66-96). 

Katie Twardzik had two block solos and two block assists on the night.  Kristin Wetzel tallied eight digs. 

Action continues tomorrow with a full day of action.

Superior Oasis Wildcat Open
Friday – Sept. 3
American International vs. Minnesota-Crookston, 9 a.m.
Winona State vs. Lake Superior State, 11:30 a.m.
Minnesota-Crookston vs. Wisconsin-Parkside, 2 p.m.
Lake Superior State vs. American International, 4:30 p.m.
Winona State vs. NMU, 7 p.m.
Saturday – Sept. 4
Minnesota-Crookston vs. Lake Superior State, 8:30 a.m.
Wisconsin-Parkside vs. Winona State, 10:30 a.m.
Minnesota-Crookston vs. NMU, 12:30 p.m.
Winona State vs. American International, 3 p.m.
Lake Superior State vs. Wisconsin-Parkside, 5 p.m.
American International vs. NMU, 7 p.m.

Ticket information for the weekend: 
Day pass (Friday, Saturday) $12 adult/$8 student
Single match $7 adult/$5 student
NMU students free with ID

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Prepared By
David Faiella
Sports Information Director