HOUGHTON, Mich. ÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚“ A little over a month ago in Marquette the Michigan Tech Huskies took the Northern Michigan University Wildcats to fivegames in their first volleyball match of the season.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ That is after the ÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚˜Catsjumped out to a two game lead over Tech.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ Switch venues, tonight in Houghton,the ÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚˜Cats took care of business in three straight over the Huskies (30-21,30-27, 30-25).ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ With the win the ÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚˜Cats are now 19-4 overall and 11-4 in theGLIAC.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ The Huskies fall to 9-18 and 6-9 in the conference.
Ashley Kiel continues with her recent play by leading theÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚˜Cats with 12 kills in 23 total attempts for a hitting percentage of .435.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ Andrea Smith and Holly Greenamyre added 11 and 10 kills respectively.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ Kiel also added 13 digs and five block assists.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ Libero Liz Kohn had 12 digs in the win.
Kelli McCune and Brittany McGowan were almost even inassists.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ McGowan had 24 helpers while McCune had 23.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ Smith and Greenamyreboth had three block assists on the night.
NMU will play their regular season home finale on Friday,Oct. 29 against Lake Superior State at 7:00 p.m.