MARQUETTE, Mich. ÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚“ On Sept. 18, 2004the Northwood University Timberwolves gave the Northern Michigan UniversityWildcats their first loss as the ÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚˜Cats fell 3-2 to the Wolves. The ÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚˜Cats havebeen planning their revenge ever since, and succeeded on Sunday afternoon at theVandament Arena as the number 18th ranked ÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚˜Cats beat the number 16th rankedWolves in three straight games (30-27, 31-29, 30-23). With this win the ÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚˜Catsimprove to 18-4 overall and 10-4 in the GLIAC.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ Northwood falls to 18-6 and10-5 in the conference.
Offensively the ÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚˜Cats played three strong games finishingthe match with 50 kills on 102 total attempts with only 12 errors, for a .373hitting percentage. Andrea Smith led the ÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚˜Cats with 15 kills on 29 attemptswhile teammate Holly Greenamyre added 14 kills on 25 attempts.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ Both Smith andGreenamyre had hitting percentages above .400.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚
Defensively the Wildcat blockers got the job done today.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ The ÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚˜Cats finished the match with 10 team blocks while Northwood only recordedtwo. Sophomore Ashley Kiel led the Wildcat blockers with four block assists.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚
This week the ÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚˜Cats take on their GLIAC U.P. rivals MichiganTech and Lake Superior State.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ The ÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚˜Cats travel to Houghton on Wednesday, Oct.27, to take on the Huskies whom the ÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚˜Cats defeated in five games (30-13, 30-16,25-30, 18-30, 15-5) back on Sept. 14.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ On Friday, Oct. 29, at 7:00 p.m. theÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚˜Cats will host the Lake Superior State Lakers in their last home contest ofthe 2004 regular season. ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚