slams down a kill Saturday
Ky. - Liz Holmes hammered down 10 kills and finished with a .526
hitting percentage Saturday as the Northern Kentucky University
volleyball team defeated Saint Joseph’s, 30-12, 30-24, 30-17,
in Regents Hall.
Holmes, a sophomore
and a graduate of Mercy High School in Cincinnati, recorded the
10 kills in 19 attempts with no errors as NKU rolled to its seventh
consecutive victory. The Norse attacked at a .372 clip for the match
and improved to 13-2 overall, 2-0 in the Great Lakes Valley Conference.
and Kristina Eisenmenger each added 11 kills for NKU. Wirtz, a junior
outside hitter, attacked at a .474 clip for the match.
directed the offense for the Norse and finished with 30 assists.
The junior setter also added five kills, a .714 hitting percentage,
eight digs and two service aces.
NKU took the
opening game by attacking at a .500 clip and cruised to the victory.
Saint Joseph’s (3-10 overall, 0-2 GLVC) was held to a .050
hitting percentage for the match.
added seven kills and a .375 hitting percentage for NKU, which upped
its lead in the all-time series with Saint Joseph’s to 28-5.
Lynne Fischesser collected 10 digs as the Norse finished with a
43-25 advantage in that category. Natalie Forbes and Maria Tieman
each served up three aces for the Norse.
NKU will hit
the road to meet Rockhurst (Mo.) at 8 p.m. Friday. Rockhurst, in
its first season in the GLVC, is currently ranked 21st nationally
in the NCAA Division II poll.
The Norse will
conclude the road trip next Saturday with a match at Drury.