Press Box


MARQUETTE, Mich.â€Ã‚“ What was supposed to be a battle of the top two teams in the regionturned into a three game sweep for the â€Ã‚˜Cats on Saturday afternoon at theVandament Arena.  NMU is currently rankedfirst in the region while the Oilers of The University of Findlay are rankedsecond.  The Oilers are also leading theGLIAC South.  The â€Ã‚˜Cats were challengedin the first game, but came back to win 33-31 before taking the next two games(30-22 and 30-23).  NMU is still perfecton the year with an overall slate of 16-0 and 11-0 in the GLIAC.  Findlayis now 19-6 and 8-3. 

Two â€Ã‚˜Cats hit for double-digit kills as Jennie Little ledthe way with a match-high 17 kills in 39 attempts.  Aimee Dewitte had 12 kills on theafternoon.  Anne (Kinsella) Hasenstab andKelli McCune combined to dish out 43 of the 44 assists that the â€Ã‚˜Cats had onthe afternoon.  Hasenstab led the â€Ã‚˜Catswith 23 helpers as McCune added 20.

Ashley Kiel had the aim going for her on Saturday as she hadsix service aces to go along with her 16 digs and two block solos.  Liz Kohn added 13 digs in the win. 

The â€Ã‚˜Cats are back in action in less than 24 hours as theyface Ashland on Sunday afternoon(Oct. 18 at 1:00 p.m.).