Press Box


MARQUETTE, Mich. â€Â“ After playing the first 11matches of the 2005 season on the road the Northern Michigan University volleyball team finally had a home match.  The match was the home debut of headcoach Qi Wang.  But in the end the Timberwolves of Northwood University spoiledthe party by taking a five-game match (25-30, 30-25, 19-30, 30-28 and 15-17)over the home team.  NMU is now 6-6 overall on the season and 3-1 in theGLIAC.  NU improves to 9-6 and 3-1 in the conference.


Andrea Smith led the â€Â˜Cats with a career-high 26 killsagainst the Timberwolves.  She had 56 attempts which was good for a .339hitting percentage.  Smith at the net had two block solos and one block assistfor the match.


Nicole Hintze added 19 kills while Holly Greenamyre added12.  As a team the â€Â˜Cats ended the match with 73 kills, in 193 attempts for ahitting percentage of .187.  The fourth game saw the â€Â˜Cats with 22 kills in 39total attempts for a hitting percentage of .436.


Brittany McGowan led NMU with 38 assists on the night. Rachel Martinez passed the rock 16 times.  On the defensive front, Megan Elliothad a match-high 19 digs.  Hintze and Breanne Zaremba both added 14 digs each.


The â€Â˜Cats are back in action again tomorrow afternoon (4p.m.) at home against the Cardinals of Saginaw Valley.




Prepared By
Dave Faiella
Sports Information Director