Ky. - Kristina Eisenmenger recorded a career-high 27 kills Friday
night as the Northern Kentucky University volleyball team defeated
Indianapolis, 30-24, 30-28, 29-31, 29-31, 15-13, in Regents Hall.
a freshman and a graduate of Notre Dame Academy making her home
debut for the Norse, also hit .442 as NKU opened Great Lakes Valley
Conference play with a victory. The Norse improved to 12-2 overall
and extended their winning streak to six.
added 22 kills, 17 digs and a .526 hitting percentage as NKU held
on for the win. Tristen Dye finished with 18 kills, while Andrea
Lanham recorded a career-high 74 assists and 16 digs.
slammed down eight kills and attacked at a .727 clip in the opening
game as NKU coasted to a 30-24 win. She added another seven kills
in the second game as the Norse took a 2-0 lead.
(6-7 overall, 0-1 GLVC) rallied, however, and won the next two games.
With the fifth game tied at 12-12, Holmes hammered down an attack
to give NKU a 13-12 advantage.
served an ace - a ball that grazed the top of the net, crawled over
and hit the floor before the Indianapolis defense could react -
to make it 14-12, but Whitney Boling converted an attack to cut
the Norse lead to 14-13. NKU won the match on the next play when
Boling’s serve attempt sailed out of bounds.
led Indianapolis with 18 kills, and Lynne Ross added 15 kills. Boling
had 13 kills for the Greyhounds, who held a 25-12 edge in blocks.
NKU, though, finished with a 96-51 advantage in digs.
added 21 digs for NKU, which hit .219 for the match. Dixon finished
with 14 digs and three service aces for the Norse, while Maria Tieman
served up three aces.
NKU upped its
lead in the all-time series with Indianapolis to 34-3 and has won
four of the past five matches with the Greyhounds. A year ago, the
Norse defeated Indianapolis twice.
NKU will play
host to Saint Joseph’s at 1 p.m. Saturday in Regents Hall.