Volleyball 'Cats Split On The Road
BIG RAPIDS, Mich. ÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚“ The Northern Michigan University womenÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚™s volleyball team picked up an important road win with the 3-1decision against the Ferris State University Bulldogs on Saturday afternoon.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ NMU took the first two games of the match 30-21 and 30-24.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ FSU took the thirdgame, 22-30, before the ÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚˜Cats won the fourth game 31-29.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ NMU is now 9-7overall and 6-2 in the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference(GLIAC).ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ FSU fell to 13-5 and 3-3 in conference action.
Andrea Smith had the hot arm with 24 kills in 48 totalattempts for a hitting percentage of .417.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ For the match NMU had 55 killstotal.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ Holly Greenamyre added 14 kills in the win.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ Greenamyre at the netadded three block assists.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ Rachel Martinez had 40 assists to pace the ÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚˜Cats.
Three ÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚˜Cats had 10 or more digs for the afternoon.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ Liz Kohnled the way with 20 digs as Nicole Hintze and Martinez both added 10.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ NMU didnot have a block solo for the match, but had four total team blocks.
NMU will play their next two matches at home.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ First up is Wayne State on Friday, Oct. 7 at 5 p.m. then the ÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚˜Cats face Hillsdale on Saturday (Oct. 8)at 4 p.m.