Ind. - Tristen Dye and Kristina Eisenmenger combined for 23 kills
Friday night as Northern Kentucky University posted a 30-17, 30-20,
30-28 win over Saint Joseph’s.
with 13 kills and a .375 hitting percentage for NKU, which improved
to 23-5 overall, 11-3 in the Great Lakes Valley Conference. Dye,
a sophomore outside hitter, also added five digs.
a freshman right-side hitter and a graduate of Notre Dame Academy,
added 10 kills and a .625 hitting percentage as the Norse won their
fifth straight match. Eisenmenger converted the 10 kills in 16 attempts
without an error.
ran the offense and had 33 assists as NKU increased its lead in
the all-time series with Saint Joseph’s to 29-5. Earlier this
season, the Norse posted a three-game sweep against the Pumas at
Highland Heights, Ky.
tallied seven kills, 10 digs and two solo blocks, while Brittany
Dixon served up three aces. NKU attacked at a .682 clip in the opening
game and rolled past the Pumas (9-19 overall, 4-9 GLVC).
Holmes, a sophomore
middle hitter, also notched her 800th career kill Friday night.
She leads the GLVC in both kills and hitting percentage this season.
The Norse conclude the
road trip Saturday with a match at Indianapolis. The Greyhounds
improved to 21-11 Friday night with a three-game win over Bellarmine.
NKU’s final two
home matches of the season will be against Kentucky Wesleyan (Nov.
4 at 7 p.m.) and West Virginia State (Nov. 5 at 2 p.m.). The Nov.
4 match will also be Senior Night for NKU volleyball players Lynne
Fischesser and Julie Lewis.
NKU begins play at the
GLVC Tournament on Nov. 10 at the site of the No. 1 seed. Rockhurst
leads the GLVC with a 13-1 record and will likely host the event
at Kansas City, Mo.