Sept. 4, 2004

HILLSDALE POSTS 3-2 WIN OVER NKU

Koralewski joins NKU 1,000-kills club

FINDLAY, Ohio - Taryn Rudland recorded 18 kills, 10 blocks and a .389 hitting percentage Saturday as Hillsdale (Mich.) College rallied for a 30-21, 23-30, 24-30, 30-18, 15-10 victory over Northern Kentucky University at the University of Findlay Tournament.

Rudland hammered down three kills in the fifth game, and she ended the match by converting an attack attempt with the Chargers holding a 14-10 lead. Hillsdale - which jumped out to a 5-1 lead in the fifth game - used a 28-10 advantage in blocks to rally for the victory and send NKU (3-3) to its third consecutive defeat.

Rudland also had seven of Hillsdale’s 12 kills in the fourth game. Hillsdale attacked at a .364 clip in the fourth stanza to tie the match at 2-2, and the Chargers held off the Norse in the fifth game for the victory.

NKU senior outside hitter Kristin Koralewski picked up a double-double with 16 kills and 19 digs, and she finished with a .371 hitting percentage. Koralewski also joined NKU’s 1,000-kills club in the second game when she converted an attack to give the Norse a 19-11 lead.

Koralewski, a first team All-America selection last season, is just the 10th player in Norse volleyball history to reach 1,000 career kills. She currently ranks 10th on the NKU all-time list with 1,010 kills.

Liz Holmes finished with 19 kills and a .323 hitting percentage for NKU, while Lynne Fischesser added 14 kills and three service aces. Andrea Lanham directed the Norse offense and recorded a double-double with 59 assists and 10 digs.

NKU will meet Findlay at 6 p.m. tonight in the final match of the two-day event.

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Kristin Koralewski