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EDWARDSVILLE, Ill. â€Â“ The Northern Michigan University volleyball squad is participating at the SIUE Cougar Classic this weekend. NMU dropped both matches on Friday.  The â€Â˜Cats fell to Southern Indiana in theteamâ€Â™s first match of the day 2-3 and then in the night match NMU lost in fourgames to the host school (1-3).  NMU is now 1-5 on the season.


Against Southern Indiana the â€Â˜Cats extended the match tofive games.  NMU lost the first game 27-30 before taking the next two 30-17 and31-29.  The second game the â€Â˜Cats had a hitting percentage of .297 (14-37).  Southern Indiana took the fourth and fifth games 24-30 and 11-15 to win the match.  Twonewcomers led the â€Â˜Cats as Nicole Hintze had 18 kills while fellow freshman,Sam Schulte, added 16.  Schulte had a hitting percentage of .400 for thematch.  Andrea Smith chipped in with 14 kills.  Rachel Martinez dished the ballfor 41 assists.  Hintze added two service aces, 25 digs and three block assistsfor the â€Â˜Cats.  Schulte added a match-high seven block assists.  Liz Kohn hadtwo service aces and 19 digs.  For the match the â€Â˜Cats had a hitting percentageof .203 (63-202).


Against the home team, SIUE, NMU had 52 kills in 165 totalattempts for a hitting percentage of .152.  The first game of the match, whichthe â€Â˜Cats won 30-23, saw the team with a .256 hitting percentage (15-39).  SIUEwould then take the next three games in a row for the win (27-30, 29-31,28-30).  Holly Greenamyre led the way with a team-high 15 kills in 31 totalattempts for a hitting percentage of .355.  Megan Elliot added 13 kills whileSchulte was in double-digits with 10.  Brittany McGowan led the way with 25assists.  Four NMU players were in double-digits in digs for the match.  Hintzehad a team-high 17 as Elliot was next with 14. 


The â€Â˜Cats will play two more matches again on Saturday. First up will be a morning match against Drury which will be followed by anafternoon match against Missouri Southern.









Prepared By
Dave Faiella
Sports Information Director