hammers down a kill
Ky. - Liz Holmes and Tristen Dye combined for 24 kills Friday night
as Northern Kentucky University reached the 20-win plateau for the
13th consecutive season with a three-game sweep over Missouri-St.
Louis in Regents Hall.
down 11 kills and hit .647 for NKU, which won by scores of 30-18,
30-18, 30-13. The Norse improved to 20-5 overall, 8-3 in the Great
Lakes Valley Conference. NKU has won at least 20 matches each season
13 kills and a .318 hitting percentage as NKU remained perfect (17-0)
in the all-time series against Missouri-St. Louis. The Riverwomen
dropped to 5-18 overall, 5-7 in the GLVC.
Dye each had five kills in the opening game as NKU attacked at a
.306 clip and held Missouri-St. Louis to a -.026 hitting percentage.
The Norse also collected nine block assists from Lynne Fischesser
and Kristina Eisenmenger in the first game.
finished with eight blocks and nine digs, while Eisenmenger added
seven blocks, seven kills and a .375 hitting percentage. Fischesser
also added two service aces and had two kills.
picked up 41 assists, eight digs and two service aces for NKU. Lanham,
a junior setter and a graduate of Notre Dame Academy, now has 3,127
had 13 kills Friday
added eight kills and a .357 hitting percentage as the Norse attacked
at a .337 clip as a team. NKU also held Missouri-St. Louis to a
-.038 hitting percentage and finished with a 51-23 advantage in
NKU is tied
for eighth place in the latest NCAA II Great Lakes Region poll.
Southern Indiana and Northern Michigan are tied with NKU for the
eighth spot in the poll.
The top eight
teams in that poll will advance to the NCAA Division II Tournament
in November. Grand Valley State is currently No. 1 in the NCAA II
Great Lakes Region, followed by No. 2 Rockhurst and No. 3 Southern
Illinois at Edwardsville.
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 a 12-1 record
after defeating Kentucky Wesleyan on Friday night.
SIUE is in
second place in the GLVC standings with an 8-2 record, followed
by NKU with an 8-3 mark.
NKU will meet
Quincy at 1 p.m. Saturday in Regents Hall. The match with Quincy
will be televised live on ICN-18.