Streak Is Over For 'Cats
MIDLAND, Mich. ÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚“ The old sayinggoes that all good things must come to an end.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ For the Northern Michigan Universityvolleyball team the 32-match regular season winning streak came to an end.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ TheÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚˜Cats were defeated on Saturday afternoon by the Timberwolves of NorthwoodUniversity in five games.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ The home team won the first two games by scores of25-30 and 28-30.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ NMU then won the third and fourth game, 30-16 and 30-24.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ TheTimberwolves won the fifth and deciding game 16-14 to take the match.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ With thewin NU is 11-1 overall and 3-0 in the GLIAC while the ÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚˜Cats are 9-1 and 1-1 inthe conference.
As a team the ÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚˜Cats had 62 kills in 154 attempts for a teamhitting percentage of .214.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ NU had 68 kills for the game in 166 attempts for ateam hitting percentage of .187.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ Andrea Smith led the way for the ÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚˜Cats with18 kills as teammate Aimee Dewitte had 17 kills for the match.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ Dewitte added11 digs and four block assists.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ Ashley Kiel recorded two service aces, ninedigs, two block solos and six block assists.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚
Holly Greenamyre at the net for the day had one block soloand six block assists.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ Kelli McCune dished out a team-high 26 assists with anadditional 21 assists coming from Brittany McGowan.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ McGowan was deadly withthe serve as she had a match-high three service aces.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ NMU as a team had 10service aces on the afternoon.
The ÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚˜Cats will be back in action on Sunday afternoon against Saginaw Valley.