MARQUETTE, Mich. ÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚“ The ÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚˜Catsopened up GLIAC play on Tuesday night against their U.P. rival the MichiganTech Huskies.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ On the line was the ÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚˜Cats regular season match winning streakand the volleyball bragging rights in the U.P.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚
The match was a tale of three different parts.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ Part I wasthe ÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚˜Cats taking a quick two-game lead in the match with the 30-13 and 30-16wins in the first two games.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ Part II was the Huskies taking the next two gamesby scores of 25-30 and 18-30.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ Part III was the ÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚˜Cats taking the fifth anddeciding game 15-5 to win the match and keep the streak alive.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ The ÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚˜Cats hasnow won 32 regular season matches in a row.
NMU improves to 9-0 overall and 1-0 in the GLIAC.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ TheHuskies fall to 2-8 and 0-1 in the conference.
Aimee Dewitte and Holly Greenamyre led the ÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚˜Cats on thenight with 17 and 16 kills respectively.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ Dewitte delivered a big kill in thefifth game of the match to secure the win for the ÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚˜Cats.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ Dewitte had 28 totalattempts for a .536 hitting percentage.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ She also contributed 14 digs and threeblock assists.
Brittany McGowan dished the ball 28 times against theHuskies as teammate Kelli McCune added 21 helpers.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ Jennie Little was deadlywith the serve as she had a match-high four service aces.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ Andrea Smith hadthree service aces.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ As a team the ÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚˜Cats tallied 14 block assists for the matchas Ashley Kiel led the way with four.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚
The team hits the road this weekend for their first twoGLIAC matches away from the Vandament.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ NMU plays at Northwood on Saturday(Sept. 18) and the next day the ÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚˜Cats are at Saginaw Valley.
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