NMU Ousted From GLIAC Tournament
MIDLAND, Mich. ÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚“ For the second time in fourdays the Northern Michigan University womenÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚™s volleyball team had to play at Northwood University.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ On Saturday, Nov. 5 the ÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚˜Cats lost the match in four games.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ Tonightthe scene was the Bennett Center for the Great Lakes Intercollegiate AthleticConference (GLIAC) Volleyball Tournament.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ The quarterfinal match saw theTimberwolves take the match in three straight (18-30, 28-30 and 28-30).ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ Northwood advances to the semifinals on Saturday.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚
For the ÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚˜Cats the season is up in the air.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ NMU is currentlyranked eighth in the NCAA II Great Lakes Region.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ The top eight teams advanceto the regional tournament.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ The ÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚˜Cats current record is 15-12.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ Northwoodmoves on with a record of 21-9.
Andrea Smith was the lone offense for the ÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚˜Cats on Wednesdaynight against the Timberwolves.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ She had 10 kills.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ For the match NMU was32-143 for a hitting percentage of .021.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ Brittany McGowan had 22 assists andthree service aces for the match.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ Megan Elliott also added three serviceaces.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚
McGowan also led the defensive effort with 15 digs.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ TeammatesBreanne Zaremba and Stephanie Cross added 11 and 10 digs respectively.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ TheÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚˜Cats did not have a block solo at the net, but Holly Greenamyre had four blockassists.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚