September 15, 2004

'Cats Down Huskies In Conference Opener


 

MARQUETTE, Mich. â€Â“ The â€Â˜Catsopened up GLIAC play on Tuesday night against their U.P. rival the MichiganTech Huskies.  On the line was the â€Â˜Cats regular season match winning streakand the volleyball bragging rights in the U.P. 

 

The match was a tale of three different parts.  Part I wasthe â€Â˜Cats taking a quick two-game lead in the match with the 30-13 and 30-16wins in the first two games.  Part II was the Huskies taking the next two gamesby scores of 25-30 and 18-30.  Part III was the â€Â˜Cats taking the fifth anddeciding game 15-5 to win the match and keep the streak alive.  The â€Â˜Cats hasnow won 32 regular season matches in a row.

 

NMU improves to 9-0 overall and 1-0 in the GLIAC.  TheHuskies fall to 2-8 and 0-1 in the conference.

 

Aimee Dewitte and Holly Greenamyre led the â€Â˜Cats on thenight with 17 and 16 kills respectively.  Dewitte delivered a big kill in thefifth game of the match to secure the win for the â€Â˜Cats.  Dewitte had 28 totalattempts for a .536 hitting percentage.  She also contributed 14 digs and threeblock assists.

 

Brittany McGowan dished the ball 28 times against theHuskies as teammate Kelli McCune added 21 helpers.  Jennie Little was deadlywith the serve as she had a match-high four service aces.  Andrea Smith hadthree service aces.  As a team the â€Â˜Cats tallied 14 block assists for the matchas Ashley Kiel led the way with four.   Ã‚ 

 

The team hits the road this weekend for their first twoGLIAC matches away from the Vandament.  NMU plays at Northwood on Saturday(Sept. 18) and the next day the â€Â˜Cats are at Saginaw Valley.

 

 

 

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Prepared By
Dave Faiella
Sports Information Director
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