Press Box

September27, 2005 Ã‚ 


MARQUETTE, Mich. â€Â“ Though it maynot have been pretty, the Northern Michigan University Volleyball Wildcats camefrom behind to defeat the Lake Superior State Lakers by the score of 3-1(23-30, 30-14, 34-32, 30-20) in tonightâ€Â™s GLIACcontest.  The â€Â˜Cats are now 8-6 overalland 5-1 in the GLIAC while the Lakers fall to 6-12 and 3-2. 

The Lakers won the first game as the â€Â˜Cats had 11errors and 17 kills on 58 attempts.  Ingame two the â€Â˜Cats bounced back and evened the score at 1-1 on 17 kills andjust five errors on 38 attempts.  In gamethree the â€Â˜Cats actually had more errors (16) than kills (15) but somehowfought back from a 29-30 and 30-31 deficit to beat the Lakers and go ahead inthe match 2-1.  Game three was thebreaking point of the match as the â€Â˜Cats took game four easily on 16 kills and threeerrors on 44 attempts. 

 Ã‚ ÃƒÃ‚‚ ÃƒÃ‚‚ ÃƒÃ‚‚ ÃƒÃ‚‚ ÃƒÃ‚‚ ÃƒÃ‚‚ ÃƒÃ‚‚ ÃƒÃ‚‚ ÃƒÃ‚‚  BrittanyMcGowan led the way for the â€Â˜Cats with 42 assists, six aces, and 27 digs. She ledthe â€Â˜Cats in all three respective categories. On the night the â€Â˜Cats had 65 kills and 35 errors on 205 attempts for ahitting percentage of .146.  Andrea Smithled the way for the â€Â˜Cats with 22 kills while Sam Schulte added 16 kills and ahitting percentage of .355.  The â€Â˜Catshad just 10 blocks in the match while Lake Superiorhad 19. 

This weekend the â€Â˜Cats will travel to Grand Valley State (Sept. 30) andFerris State (Oct. 1) for two more GLIAC matches. 


Prepared By
Bridget Berube
S.W.A. - Compliance Coordinator