HOUGHTON, Mich. ÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚“ The Northern Michigan University womenÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚™s volleyball team took on one of their U.P. GLIAC rivals on Tuesday night toopen up conference play.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ The ÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚˜Cats took a quick 2-0 lead with 31-29 and 30-16wins in the first two games of the match.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ But, the Huskies would come back totie the match at two-all by taking games three (22-30) and four (26-30).ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ So,the match came down to the fifth and deciding game as it went back and forthbefore the ÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚˜Cats pulled out the 15-13 win to take the match. NMU is now 4-5overall on the season and 1-0 in GLIAC play.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ MTU also falls to 4-5 overall andis 0-1 in conference action.
Andrea Smith and Holly Greenamyre led the ÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚˜Cats on the nightwith 18 kills each.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ Sara Keilman and Sam Schulte both added 10 kills in thewin.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ Brittany McGowan had a match-high 48 assists.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ Five players ended thematch in double-digits digs.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ Leading the way was Megan Elliot with 19 as shewas followed by McGowan with 14.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ Schulte had the lone block solo on the night,but did assist on seven blocks.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ Breanne Zaremba had a big night at the netwith six block assists.
For the match the ÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚˜Cats had 67 kills in 192 attempts for ahitting percentage of .151.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ The second game of the match the ÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚˜Cats had ahitting percentage of .333 on 16-36.
Later in the week (Sept. 15-16) the ÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚˜Cats will travel to Erie, Pa. to take on Mercyhurst and Gannon respectively.