November 6, 2010

Volleyball Loses Second of the Weekend

Sami Vierk
Sami Vierk

DETROIT, Mich. – The No. 19 Northern Michigan University volleyball team (20-5, 14-4 GLIAC) lost its second match in a row with a 3-1 loss to Wayne State (15-11, 13-6 GLIAC) at Matthaei in Detroit. The Warriors handed the Wildcats their fourth loss in the last five matches.

Wayne State won the first two sets (22-25, 17-25) to lead 2-0 at the break. NMU was able to get the win in set number three (28-26) after 14 ties and five lead changes. The Warriors closed out the match in set number four (23-25), never letting the Wildcats take the lead.

The Wildcats had three players with double digit kills. Sami Vierk had 15 kills and two blocks while hitting a .429 attack percentage. Ana Lopes had 10 kills, 12 digs and a block. Emma Wolfe also had 10 kills and a block. Setter Abby Lovell had 41 assists while Kristin Wetzel had 16 digs.

Katarzyna Sak had 21 kills for the Warriors. Madie Kent chipped in with 11 and Cydney Biessel had 45 assists.

NMU will look to snap its two match losing streak when it finishes the regular season at Findlay on Sunday (Nov. 7). NMU is ranked second in the GLIAC North and is trying to gain homecourt advantage for a GLIAC tournament quarterfinal game which starts next week.

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