MARQUETTE, Mich. ÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚“ The NorthernMichigan University Wildcats volleyball team knows how to win matches in threestraight games.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ The ÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚˜Cats were at it again on Friday night as they ran theirregular season winning streak to 26 matches with a three-game sweep (30-18,30-25, 30-14) over the St. Cloud Huskies in match two of the Ramada InnInvitational.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ NMU is still perfect for the season with a 3-0 slate while theHuskies are 4-2.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ In the first match of the invitational UM-Crookston handledthe Michigan Tech Huskies in four games (30-20, 30-32, 30-26, 30-14).
Andrea Smith had the big arm for the ÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚˜Cats on the night with13 kills in 25 total attempts for a hitting percentage of .400.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ HollyGreenamyre was the only other ÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚˜Cat to hit for double-digit kills with 10 on thenight.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ As a team NMU had 51 kills in 106 total attempts for a .311 hittingpercentage.
Newcomer Brittany McGowan continues to put up some numbersas she shared the team honors in assists on Friday night with 19 as KelliMcCune also had the same number.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ Jennie Little was the ace for the match asshe had six services aces on the night.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ As a team the ÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚˜Cats had 14 serviceaces against the Huskies.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ Little led the team with three block assists.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚
The ÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚˜Cats face UM-Crookston in the second match on Saturdayat 5:00 p.m.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ Michigan Tech and St. Cloud square off in the first match of theday at 2:00 p.m.