Qi Wang Picks Up First Win As NMU Head Coach
DULUTH, Minn. ÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚“ Over the weekend at theMinnesota-Dultuh Tournament the Northern Michigan University volleyball teamwent 1-2.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ NMU is now 1-3 on the season. The ÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚˜Cats defeated St. EdwardÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚™s ofTexas in their second match of the day on Friday (Aug. 26) to give Qi Wang hisfirst win as the NMU head coach.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ NMU won in three straight (24-30, 23-30,25-30).ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ The ÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚˜Cats lost their first match on Friday to Concordia-St. Paul inthree straight (25-30, 24-30, 20-30) and dropped their only match on Saturday(Aug. 27) to Truman State in four games (24-30, 19-30, 30-25, 26-30).ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ Wang isthe former head coach at Truman.
Against Concordia, NMU was led by Megan Elliot and HollyGreenamyre as they both had 10 kills each for the match.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ Rachel Martinez led theÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚˜Cats with 23 assists.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ Elliot had a team-high 11 digs while Stephanie Crossadded 10.
In the win against St. EdwardÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚™s three ÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚˜Cats were indouble-digit kills as Nicole Hintze led the way with a match-high 13.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ Greenamyre added 12 while teammate Caryn VanBeckum had 10.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ Brittany McGowandished out a match-leading 33 assists.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ Liz Kohn had a match-high 25 digs.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚
In the final match of the weekend against Truman, Hintze ledthe way with 18 kills.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ Sam Schulte added 11 kills while Elliot had 10.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ McGowan led the way with 31 assists as teammate Martinez added 15 helpers.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ Four players had 10 or more digs for the match.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ Hintze and McGowan both had 15digs each.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ Elliot added 14 digs while Kohn added 11.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ Greenamyre added threeblock solos and four block assists.
Next week the ÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚˜Cats are at the SIUE Cougar Classic.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ Theyplay Southern Indiana and SIUE on Friday, Sept. 2.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ On Saturday, Sept. 3 theÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚˜Cats will face Drury and Missouri Southern.