November 14, 2003

'Cats One Match Away From GLIAC Championship


 

BATTLE CREEK, Mich. â€Ã‚“ The Northern Michigan Universitywomenâ€Ã‚™s volleyball team is one match away from the GLIAC Championship withtheir three game win over Gannon on Friday afternoon at the GLIAC VolleyballTournament in Battle Creek, Mich.  The â€Ã‚˜Cats defeated the Golden Knights in thesemifinals of the tournament by scores of 30-24, 30-20, 30-16 to stay perfecton the season with an overall record of 25-0. This team is three wins away from tying the NMU record for consecutivewins in a season which is 28. Ã‚ ÃƒÃ‚‚  Gannonfalls to 21-9 on the season.

Jennie Little continues with her impressive play at thetournament as she led the â€Ã‚˜Cats again today with 15 kills, only four errors in33 total attempts for a hitting percentage of .333.  Andrea Smith had 14 kills for the match asshe only had two errors in 32 attempts for a hitting percentage of .375.  As a team NMU had 54 kills for the match.

Aimee Dewitte led the â€Ã‚˜Cats on the defensive end with 19digs as she also had two service aces and two block assists.  Ashley Kiel chipped in with 10 digs and sixblock assists.  Anne (Kinsella) Hasenstabdished out a match-high 31 assists.

The â€Ã‚˜Cats will play for the GLIAC Championship tomorrow,Saturday (November 15) at 4:00 p.m., against the winner of the Findlay-GrandValley match.  The last time the â€Ã‚˜Catswere in the championship match of the GLIAC Tournament was in 1998 and theydefeated Ferris Statein three straight.