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BIG RAPIDS, Mich. â€Ã‚“ It took the â€Ã‚˜Cats five games onFriday night, which was their longest match of the season so far, to stayperfect on the season.  NMU dropped thefirst game of the match to Ferris State16-30, before winning the next two (30-24, 30-24) to take the two games to onelead.  The Bulldogs would win the fourthgame of the match, 26-30, to set up the fifth and deciding game, which theâ€Ã‚˜Cats won 15-10 to win their ninth match of the season and their fourth GLIACcontest of the season.  With the loss theBulldogs are now 5-9 on the season and 2-2 in the conference. 

Aimee Dewitte led NMU with 18 kills in 30 attempts for a.500 hitting percentage on the night. She also led the â€Ã‚˜Cats on the defensive end with 20 digs.  Jennie Little and Andrea Smith both had 11kills in the win. 

Ashley Kiel had 15 digs to go along with her five blocks(one block solo and four block assists). Anne (Kinsella) Hasenstab passed for 25 assists and had 13 digs for thematch.  Beth Honaker was sharp with theserve as she had a match-high four service aces.

The â€Ã‚˜Cats will play at Grand Valley Stateon Sunday (Sept. 28).