Ky. - The Northern Kentucky University volleyball team will hit
the road this weekend for a pair of key Great Lakes Valley Conference
matches, beginning with an 8 p.m. Friday showdown against Rockhurst
at Kansas City, Mo.
ranked 20th nationally in the latest NCAA Division II poll and is
11-1 overall, 2-0 in the GLVC. The Hawks will meet top-ranked Truman
State on Wednesday before playing NKU.
The Norse will
conclude their trip west on Saturday with a match against Drury
at Springfield, Mo. Rockhurst and Drury are both competing in the
GLVC for the first time this season.
match will mark the first meeting between NKU and Rockhurst in volleyball.
The Norse are 1-0 all-time against Drury.
NKU owns a
13-2 overall record, and the Norse are 2-0 in the GLVC. NKU extended
its winning streak to seven last Saturday with a three-game sweep
of Saint Joseph’s in Regents Hall.
hammered down 10 kills and finished with a .526 hitting percentage
Saturday as NKU defeated Saint Joseph’s, 30-12, 30-24, 30-17.
Holmes, a sophomore and a graduate of Mercy High School in Cincinnati,
recorded the 10 kills in 19 attempts with no errors.
the GLVC in kills per game (4.44) and ranks second in hitting percentage
(.375). She also is third in the GLVC in service aces at 0.60 sapg.
Four NKU players
rank in the top five in the GLVC in service aces per game. Lynne
Fischesser is tied for first (0.61), Holmes is third, Andrea Lanham
is fourth (0.55) and Natalie Forbes is fifth (0.52). NKU is No.
1 in the GLVC in aces at 3.09 sapg.
right-side hitter Kristina Eisenmenger ranks third in the GLVC in
hitting percentage (.359). Eisenmenger recorded a career-high 27
kills last Friday to key NKU’s five-game victory over Indianapolis.
third in the GLVC in assists per game (11.66 apg). NKU’s Tristen
Dye is No. 3 in the GLVC in kills (4.00 kpg).
As a team,
Rockhurst leads the GLVC in hitting percentage at .258. NKU is attacking
at a .244 clip, which ranks second in the GLVC.