Press Box


ROMEOVILLE, Ill. â€Â“ The machine that is called theNorthern Michigan University volleyball team keeps rolling along as they wontheir 30th and 31st regular season match in a row onSaturday at the GLVC-GLIAC crossover tournament.  The â€Â˜Cats oustedWisconsin-Parkside in three games (30-25, 30-18, 30-19) and then for the secondtime in three days the â€Â˜Cats defeated Lewis University.  This time the Flyershad the â€Â˜Cats on the ropes early as the home team took the first game of thematch 26-30 before NMU would rattle off three games in a row (30-21, 30-25,30-24) for the win.  The â€Â˜Cats leave the tournament with an 8-0 overallrecord. 


In the three-game win over Parkside the â€Â˜Cats were led byAimee Dewitte with 12 kills in 21 total attempts for a hitting percentage of.571.  Jennie Little added 11 kills while Andrea Smith had 10.  Dewitte addedfive service aces in the win and two block assists.  Liz Kohn had a team-high12 digs.  Brittany McGowan had a match-high 22 assists.


Against Lewis, Little was the main weapon with a match-best17 kills.  Holly Greenamyre added 13 kills in the win.  Three â€Â˜Cats all had 11kills for the match as Dewitte, Ashley Kiel and Smith were the players.  Kieland Dewitte had 20 and 19 digs respectively for the match.  Kiel and Littlewere impressive at the net with six and five block assists respectively. McGowan again dished the ball 34 times for the match.


The â€Â˜Cats will open up GLIAC play this Tuesday night (Sept.14) against Michigan Tech at 7 p.m.  The team will unveil the 2003 GLIACchampionship banner before the match.








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Dave Faiella
Sports Information Director