October 18, 2005

Volleyball 'Cats Snap Skid And Sweep Huskies


 

MARQUETTE, Mich. â€Â“ Home must be sweet for the Northern Michigan University womenâ€Â™s volleyball team.  The â€Â˜Cats coming off a road trip toOhio where they were swept by Ashland (0-3) and Findlay (0-3) the squad took itout on the Michigan Tech Huskies on Tuesday night.  NMU took the broom to theHuskies to win the match in three (30-22, 30-19 and 30-16).  With the win theâ€Â˜Cats snapped its two-game skid and are now 11-9 overall and 8-4 in the GreatLakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC).  MTU falls to 9-12 and 5-7respectively.

 

Andrea Smith led the â€Â˜Cats with 20 kills on the night.  Shehad 37 total attempts and ended the match with a .486 hitting percentage.  As ateam the â€Â˜Cats had a hitting percentage of .357 (55-112).  Holly Greenamyreadded 14 kills while teammate Nicole Hintze had 13.  Brittany McGowan had 34assists for match-high honors.  Kelsey Skoog led the Huskies with 10 kills. 

 

Madeleine McNally had 20 digs to lead all players. Greenamyre added a block solo and two block assists.  Hintze had three serviceaces for the match on the stat sheet.

 

The â€Â˜Cats are back in action, at the Vandament Arena, onSaturday afternoon (Oct. 22) at 4 p.m. against Lake Superior State.

 

 



Prepared By
Dave Faiella
Sports Information Director
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