Press Box


MARQUETTE, Mich. â€Â“ It took Qi Wang twomatches before he picked up his first home win.  The Northern Michigan University womenâ€Â™s volleyball team took care of the Cardinals of Saginaw Valley onSaturday afternoon at Vandament Arena.  It took the â€Â˜Cats a little over an hourto win in three straight (30-18, 30-16 and 30-19). Ã‚  With the win, NMU goes agame above .500 with an overall record of 7-6 and 4-1 in GLIAC play.  TheCardinals fall to 6-12 and 0-5.


Andrea Smith for the second match in a row led the â€Â˜Catswith 19 kills.  She had 33 total attempts which was good for a sizzling .515hitting percentage.  Nicole Hintze added 15 kills in the win.  For the matchNMU had 55 kills in 107 total attempts for a hitting percentage of .439.  In allthree games, NMU was hitting over .400 percent. 


The first game the â€Â˜Cats had 19 kills in 33 total attemptsfor a .424 hitting percent, the second game saw the team again have 19 kills in37 total attempts for a .486 and the final game saw the â€Â˜Cats with a .405 on 17kills in 37 total attempts.


Brittany McGowan had 25 assists for the match.  Teammate,Rachel Martinez added 16 helpers.  Hintze was the lone â€Â˜Cat with double-digitdigs as she ended the day with 11.  At the net, Smith had a block solo and ablock assist while Martinez added two block assists.


NMU will go back on the road for their next three matches. First up is the Lakers of Lake Superior State on Tuesday (Sept. 27).  The tripcontinues to Grand Valley on Friday (Sept. 30) and Ferris State on Saturday(Oct. 1).




Prepared By
Dave Faiella
Sports Information Director