Third Time Is No Charm For 'Cats
BIG RAPIDS, Mich. ÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚“ The Northern Michigan University womenÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚™s volleyball team will not be repeating as GLIAC TournamentChampions.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ The ÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚˜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.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ NMU defeated the Bulldogs four days ago on the same court in fivegames.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ The ÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚˜Cats also owned a late September win over the Bulldogs in Marquette.
The ÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚˜Cats are now 21-6 on the season and will wait to findout if they have qualified for the NCAA II Regional Tournament.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ 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.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ Aimee Dewitte had 15 kills while Jennie Little added 11.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ As a team the third game was the best hitting game for the ÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚˜Cats with 20 killsin 46 attempts for a hitting percentage of .304.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ For the match NMU had 67kills in 188 total attempts for a .149 hitting percentage.
Dewitte was a standout for the ÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚˜Cats on the defensive frontwith 20 digs and four block assists.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ Ashley Kiel and Liz Kohn both had 16 digson the night.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ Brittany McGowan added a team-high 29 assists.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚