Volleyball 'Cats Sweep The Weekend
MARQUETTE, Mich. ÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚“ It was Senior Day at theVandament Arena as the Northern Michigan University volleyball squad hadanother big match.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ The Ferris State University Bulldogs were in town for animportant conference encounter, which could decide the tournament pairings.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ After the dust had settled NMU came through with a four-game win (30-20, 30-20,26-30 and 30-25).ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ The win gives the ÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚˜Cats a 13-10 overall record and a 10-5slate in the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC).ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ FSU isnow 21-8 and 11-6 respectively.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ NMU took care of two of the three teams abovethem in the GLIAC North standings over the weekend with the win over Grand Valley State yesterday.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚
Nicole Hintze led the way for the ÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚˜Cats with 21 kills forthe match.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ Sam Schulte added 18 kills, while two of the three seniors playingin their final regular season match, Andrea Smith and Holly Greenamyre added 14and 11 respectively.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ Greenamyre probably had the biggest kill of the match asshe hit the game-winner in the fourth game.
The ÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚˜Cats had seven service aces on the day.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ Schulte hadfour while teammate Brittany McGowan added three.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ McGowan added 50 assists and15 digs in the win.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ The third senior, Liz Kohn, added 10 digs.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ Greenamyre atthe net had one block solo and five block assists.
The ÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚˜Cats have three matches remaining on the schedule asthey are all on the road.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ Friday night, Nov. 4 the ÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚˜Cats will face Wayne State in the make-up match from a couple of weeks ago in Detroit.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ The team will then faceNorthwood on Saturday, Nov. 5 and Saginaw Valley on Sunday, Nov. 6.
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