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HOUGHTON, Mich. â€Â“ The Northern Michigan University womenâ€Â™s volleyball team took on one of their U.P. GLIAC rivals on Tuesday night toopen up conference play.  The â€Â˜Cats took a quick 2-0 lead with 31-29 and 30-16wins in the first two games of the match.  But, the Huskies would come back totie the match at two-all by taking games three (22-30) and four (26-30).  So,the match came down to the fifth and deciding game as it went back and forthbefore the â€Â˜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.  MTU also falls to 4-5 overall andis 0-1 in conference action.


Andrea Smith and Holly Greenamyre led the â€Â˜Cats on the nightwith 18 kills each.  Sara Keilman and Sam Schulte both added 10 kills in thewin.  Brittany McGowan had a match-high 48 assists.  Five players ended thematch in double-digits digs.  Leading the way was Megan Elliot with 19 as shewas followed by McGowan with 14.  Schulte had the lone block solo on the night,but did assist on seven blocks.  Breanne Zaremba had a big night at the netwith six block assists.


For the match the â€Â˜Cats had 67 kills in 192 attempts for ahitting percentage of .151.  The second game of the match the â€Â˜Cats had ahitting percentage of .333 on 16-36.


Later in the week (Sept. 15-16) the â€Â˜Cats will travel to Erie, Pa. to take on Mercyhurst and Gannon respectively.


Prepared By
Dave Faiella
Sports Information Director