Press Box


BIG RAPIDS, Mich. â€Â“ The Northern Michigan University womenâ€Â™s volleyball team will not be repeating as GLIAC TournamentChampions.  The â€Â˜Cats were defeated by Ferris State on their home court tonightin four games (26-30, 27-30, 30-21, 28-30) in the GLIAC Tournament QuarterfinalRound.  NMU defeated the Bulldogs four days ago on the same court in fivegames.  The â€Â˜Cats also owned a late September win over the Bulldogs in Marquette.


The â€Â˜Cats are now 21-6 on the season and will wait to findout if they have qualified for the NCAA II Regional Tournament.  Ferris willadvance in the tournament as they are now 23-6 overall on the season.


Andrea Smith and Holly Greenamyre both had 16 kills to paceNMU on the night.  Aimee Dewitte had 15 kills while Jennie Little added 11. Ã‚ As a team the third game was the best hitting game for the â€Â˜Cats with 20 killsin 46 attempts for a hitting percentage of .304.  For the match NMU had 67kills in 188 total attempts for a .149 hitting percentage.


Dewitte was a standout for the â€Â˜Cats on the defensive frontwith 20 digs and four block assists.  Ashley Kiel and Liz Kohn both had 16 digson the night.  Brittany McGowan added a team-high 29 assists. 




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Dave Faiella
Sports Information Director