Va . - A pair of service aces by Andrea Lanham late in the second
game keyed Northern Kentucky University’s victory at Wheeling
Jesuit on Thursday night.
owned a 29-28 lead and had already won the opening game by a 30-26
score. Lanham, however, served up an ace to tie the second stanza
at 29-all, and she followed that with another ace to give NKU a
The Norse wrapped
up the game with the next point and went on to defeat Wheeling Jesuit,
26-30, 31-29, 30-20, 30-12.
Lanham, a junior
setter and a graduate of Notre Dame Academy, finished with 43 assists,
seven digs and four aces for NKU, which improved to 17-4 overall.
The Norse overcame a sluggish start to roll past the Cardinals (10-14)
in the final two games and pick up the regional victory.
notched a team-leading 13 kills for NKU, while teammate Tristen
Dye added 12 kills. Liz Holmes collected 10 kills, four service
aces, eight digs and six blocks for the Norse.
a freshman and a Highlands High School graduate, finished with 16
digs and four aces. NKU served up 17 total aces Thursday night.
had three aces for the Norse, and teammate Lynne Fischesser - who
leads the GLVC in service aces - served up two against Wheeling
Jesuit. Kristina Eisenmenger added nine kills and four blocks.
The Norse will
resume Great Lakes Valley Conference play Oct. 14 with a match against
defending league champion Southern Indiana at Evansville, Ind. NKU
will also meet preseason GLVC favorite Southern Illinois at Edwardsville
on Oct. 15 at Edwardsville, Ill.
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