Ky. - Tristen Dye hammered down 14 kills and attacked at a .500
clip Tuesday night as Northern Kentucky University coasted to a
30-12, 30-19, 30-17 win over Kentucky Wesleyan.
added 11 kills and a .688 hitting percentage as NKU improved to
19-5 overall, 7-3 in the Great Lakes Valley Conference. The Norse
hit .414 as a team and served up 12 aces to roll past the Panthers
(2-15, 0-9 GLVC).
Liz Holmes added eight
kills and three aces for NKU, while Lynne Fischesser collected five
kills, three service aces and 10 digs. Norse setter Andrea Lanham
recorded 38 assists, six kills and three service aces.
NKU attacked at a .560
clip in the first game and coasted to a 30-12 win. After posting
a 30-19 victory in the second game, the Norse sealed the match by
hitting .483 in the final stanza for a 30-17 triumph.
NKU is ranked
ninth in the latest NCAA II Great Lakes Region poll. The top eight
teams in that poll will advance to the NCAA Division II Tournament
of the GLVC Tournament, which will be played on the campus of the
No. 1 seed Nov. 10-12, receives an automatic berth to the NCAA Division
II Tournament. Rockhurst currently leads the GLVC with an 11-1 record.
NKU will play
host to Missouri-St. Louis at 7 p.m. Friday in Regents Hall. The
Norse can wrap up their 13th consecutive 20-win season with a victory
The Norse will
also meet Quincy at 1 p.m. Saturday in Regents Hall. NKU’s
match with Quincy will be televised live on ICN-18.