'Cats Drop Opening Match Of The Season
DULUTH, Minn. ÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚“ The Northern Michigan University volleyball team (0-1) began the 2005 season the same way they ended the2004 season, with a loss to Minnesota-Duluth (1-0).ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ The Bulldogs defeated theÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚˜Cats in the quarterfinals of the 2004 NCAA II Elite Eight in four games(25-30, 26-30, 34-32, 24-30).ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ The first match of the season for both teamsproved to be all Bulldogs as they took care of the ÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚˜Cats in three straight(19-30, 26-30, 25-30).ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚
Holly Greenamyre led the ÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚˜Cats with eight kills whileteammate Andrea Smith had six.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ Newcomer, Rachel Martinez, dished a team-high15 assists in her first match in Old Gold and Olive Green.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ Two ÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚˜Cats were indouble-digits for digs as Liz Kohn had a team-leading 14 while anothernewcomer, Nicole Hintze, had 12.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚
For the match the ÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚˜Cats registered 27 kills in 136 attemptsfor a .037 hitting percentage.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ NMU did not have a service ace for the match,but had seven receiving errors.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚
Tomorrow the ÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚˜Cats will play twice at the UMD/Kraus-AndersonClassic.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ First up will be Concordia-St. Paul in the morning and St. Edwardsout of Texas in the afternoon.