Press Box


ASHLAND, Ohio â€Â“ The first leg of the Northern Michigan University womenâ€Â™s volleyball teamâ€Â™s venture into Ohio did not start off wellon Saturday at Ashland.  NMU lost in three straight to the Eagles (22-30, 27-30and 29-31).  With the loss the â€Â˜Cats are now 10-8 overall and 7-3 in the GreatLakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC).  Ashland improves to 18-6and 9-3 respectively.


Two NMU players had 10 or more kills for the match.  AndreaSmith led the way with 14 kills and Nicole Hintze added 10.  As a team theâ€Â˜Cats had 37 kills in 131 total attempts for a hitting percentage of .115. Rachel Martinez added 21 assists in the loss.


Defensively four â€Â˜Cats registered 10 or more digs for theafternoon.  Megan Elliot had a team-high 16 digs as she was followed by Hintzewith 14, Liz Kohn had 13 and Martinez added 11.  At the net the â€Â˜Cats did nothave a block solo, but Sara Keilman and Smith each had two block assists.


NMU will play at The University of Findlay tomorrow (Oct.16) for its second match of the trip.







Prepared By
Dave Faiella
Sports Information Director