Press Box



ERIE, Pa.â€Ã‚“ The Northern Michigan University womenâ€Ã‚™s volleyball teamflew into Erie, Pa.on Friday afternoon to play their first match against Mercyhurst of theirtwo-match GLIAC swing.  The Lakers pushedthe â€Ã‚˜Cats to the limit as NMU prevailed in five games to remain perfect on theseason. NMU is now 11-0 overall and 6-0 in the GLIAC.  The Lakers fall to 13-7 and 2-4 in theconference. 

Mercyhurst won the first game, 26-30, before the â€Ã‚˜Cats wonthe second game, 30-25, to even the match.  The third and four games were split asMercyhurst took a 2-1 lead with a 21-30 game three win, game four went to NMU,30-28,  to tie the match at two-all.  The fifth and deciding game was all â€Ã‚˜Cats asthey won the game, 15-3.

Andrea Smith had a career night with 20 kills in 46attempts.  Jennie Little added 14 killswhile Beth Honaker had 12.  Little addedfive block assists.  Two â€Ã‚˜Cats had over20 digs for the match as Liz Kohn led the way with 26 digs and Ashley Kieladded 21 in the win. The dynamic assist duo of Anne (Kinsella) Hasenstab andKelli McCune had another productive night. Hasenstab led the way with 28 assists as McCune added 21 helpers. 

The â€Ã‚˜Cats will play their second match of their Erieswing tomorrow (Saturday, October 4) at Gannon.