MARQUETTE, Mich. ÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚“ About a month ago the Northern Michigan University volleyball squad played at Grand Valley State and dropped thematch to the Lakers in three straight.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ Move ahead and the ÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚˜Cats took care ofthe Lakers in three straight at Vandament Arena on Saturday afternoon.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ NMU won30-12, 30-27 and 30-28.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ With the win the ÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚˜Cats are now 12-10 overall and 9-5in the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC).ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ The Lakersfall to 22-5 and 14-2 respectively.
Nicole Hintze and Andrea Smith combined for 32 of the 54kills on the day.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ Hintze led the way with 18 of the kills.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ She ended thematch with a hitting percentage of.238 as she just had eight errors.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ Smithadded 14 kills in the win.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ Meghan Moore led the Lakers with 10 kills.
Defensively the ÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚˜Cats had three players with 10 or more digson the day.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ Liz Kohn led the way with 18 digs as she was followed by BrittanyMcGowan with 14 and Hintze had 10.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ McGowan also led the way with the ball asshe had 38 assists.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ She also was deadly with the serve as she had threeservice aces.
At the net the ÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚˜Cats had eight total team blocks with notone block solo.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ Holly Greenamyre had five block assists.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ Smith added fourblock assists.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚
Tomorrow is Senior Day (Oct. 30) for the three seniorsplaying in their final home regular season match.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ Smith, Greenamyre and Kohnwill hit the court for the final time.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ The team will take on Ferris State at 1 p.m.