Press Box


MARQUETTE, Mich. â€Â“ Little less than a monthago the Northern Michigan University womenâ€Â™s volleyball team took care of theLake Superior State Lakers in four games in Sault Ste. Marie.  Saturday at theVandament Arena the tables were turned around.  The Lakers won the first twogames of the match 26-30 and 25-30 to take the early advantage.  NMU won gamesthree and four (30-20 and 30-17) to tie the match.  LSSU won the fifth anddeciding game for the win (10-15). 


The â€Â˜Cats fall to 11-10 overall and 8-5 in the Great LakesIntercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC).  LSSU is now 8-18 and 5-8respectively.


For the match the â€Â˜Cats had a hitting percentage of .250 on85-216 kills.  The first two games of the match NMU had a hitting percentage of.292 for the first game (21-48) and .148 for the second game (18-54).  The middlegames which the â€Â˜Cats won with a hitting percentage of .304 for the third game(18-46) and .308 for the fourth game (22-52).  In the fifth game the â€Â˜Cats hadsix kills in 16 total attempts for a hitting percentage of .125. 


Nicole Hintze had a career-high 25 kills for the match. Holly Greenamyre added 18 kills.  Sara Keilman and Megan Elliot both had 10kills.  Vanessa Vincent led the Lakers with 22 kills.  Brittany McGowan had 52assists for the â€Â˜Cats.


Hintze added 24 digs and two block assists on Saturdayafternoon.  Breanne Zaremba chipped in with 16 digs and two block assists. Stephanie Cross had 10 digs on the defensive front to go along with her threeservice aces.  Sam Schulte added one block solo and four block assists. 


Next week the â€Â˜Cats host Grand Valley State on Saturday,Oct. 29 at 4 p.m. before Ferris State rolls in on Sunday, Oct. 30 at 1 p.m.




Prepared By
Dave Faiella
Sports Information Director