Ky. - Andrea Lanham recorded 52 assists and 17 digs Tuesday night
as the Northern Kentucky University volleyball team defeated Bellarmine,
28-30, 30-21, 30-27, 30-26, in Knights Hall.
.353 with six kills for NKU, which snapped a two-match losing streak
and improved to 14-4 overall, 3-2 in the Great Lakes Valley Conference.
Lanham also served up two aces.
Lanham, a junior
setter and a graduate of Notre Dame Academy, is sixth in Norse history
with 2,806 career assists. She is eight assists shy of passing Lori
King for fifth place on the NKU all-time list.
finished with 14 kills and a .355 hitting percentage for NKU. Holmes
also had four service aces as the Norse extended their dominance
over Bellarmine in volleyball by defeating the Knights for the 26th
NKU leads the
all-time series with Bellarmine by a 50-8 margin, and the Norse
have not lost to the Knights since the 1992 GLVC Tournament. Bellarmine,
which has lost three straight matches after a 3-0 start in conference
play, dropped to 6-7 overall, 3-3 in the GLVC.
attacked at a .349 clip in the opening game to take a 30-28 win.
NKU, however, limited the Knights to -.054 hitting percentage in
the second game to tie the match, and the Norse held off Bellarmine
in the final two stanzas to pull out the road victory.
right-side hitter Kristina Eisenmenger added 14 kills, while teammate
Julie Lewis added 13 kills. Tristen Dye contributed nine kills to
the Norse offensive attack, and Maria Tieman finished with 13 digs.
The Norse return
home Friday and play host to Wisconsin-Parkside at 7 p.m. in Regents
Hall. NKU will also meet Lewis at 1 p.m. Saturday in Regents Hall.