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BIG RAPIDS, Mich. â€Â“ The volleyball â€Â˜Cats finished the2004 regular season with a win 3-2 (26-20, 30-27, 30-19, 32-34, 15-11) againstthe Ferris State Bulldogs in front of 600 fans at the Ewigleben Arena in BigRapids. Todayâ€Â™s match contained 38 tied scores and 17 lead changes. 


The Wildcats end the regular season in third place in theGLIAC North with an overall record of 21-5 and 13-5 in the GLIAC. Ã‚  TheBulldogs finish in second place in the GLIAC North at 22-6 and 14-4 in theconference.  The â€Â˜Cats will take on the Bulldogs again on Wednesday (Nov. 10)in Big Rapids in the quarterfinals of the GLIAC Volleyball Tournament. Ã‚ 


In this afternoonâ€Â™s match, the #15 ranked Wildcats lost thefirst game but came back to win the second, third, and fifth game to win thematch.  In the fifth game the â€Â˜Cats finished with a hitting percentage of .438on nine kills and 16 total attempts.


Aimee Dewitte led the â€Â˜Cats with 21 kills while teammatesAndrea Smith and Jennie Little added 19 and 17 respectively.  Brittany McGowanhanded out 40 assists of her teamâ€Â™s 84 total match kills.  Once again, AshleyKiel, Liz Kohn and Dewitte came up strong for the â€Â˜Cats in the back row with21, 20 and 19 digs respectively. Ã‚  Little had a match-high three service aceson the day.


The GLIAC post-season begins promptly on Wednesday as theWildcats (#3 in the North) travel to Big Rapids to take on the Bulldogs (#2 inthe North) and the Michigan Tech Huskies (#5 in the North, enters thetournament as #4 in the North) travel to Allendale to take on Grand Valley (#1in the North).  Northwood (#4 in the North, enters the tournament as #4 in theSouth) travels to Ashland (#1 in the South) and Findlay (#3 in the South)travels to Hillsdale (#2 in the South).  The GLIAC Tournament semifinals andfinals will be hosted by the highest ranked team coming out of thequarterfinals, on Nov. 13-14.  



Prepared By
Bridget Berube
S.W.A. - Compliance Coordinator