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CHIA NOTCHES 100TH VICTORY AT NKU - Aug. 27, 2005
Holmes leads way with 17 kills, 20 digs as NKU defeats Puerto Rico-Bayamon, 3-1
 

Natalie Forbes

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico - Northern Kentucky University’s Carlos Chia recorded his 100th career coaching victory Saturday as his Norse volleyball team defeated Puerto Rico-Bayamon, 30-25, 21-30, 30-27, 30-27.

Chia, in his fifth season as NKU’s head coach, is 100-37 with the Norse. He has twice been named Great Lakes Valley Conference Coach of the Year.

Liz Holmes finished with 17 kills and 20 digs to lead NKU against Puerto Rico-Bayamon. Holmes also added three blocks for the Norse.

Tristen Dye collected 11 kills and 12 digs, while teammate Kristina Eisenmenger had 10 kills, five blocks and a .412 hitting percentage.

Natalie Forbes dished out 26 assists, served up three aces and finished with 11 digs for NKU. Maria Tieman had three service aces and collected 10 digs.

NKU later knocked off Puerto Rico-Cayey, 30-11, 29-31, 30-22, 30-23, to improve to 3-1. Dye had 17 kills, a .351 hitting percentage and 10 digs for the Norse, while Holmes added 14 kills, eight service aces and nine blocks.

Andrea Lanham finished with 43 assists and four blocks for NKU. Lynne Fischesser collected 10 kills and six service aces, while teammate Kristina Eisenmenger added 10 kills and a .500 hitting percentage.

The Norse will hit the road next Thursday for Harrogate, Tenn., and a match against Lincoln Memorial at 6 p.m.

NKU will then travel to Jefferson City, Tenn., to play in the Carson-Newman Tournament Sept. 2-3. The Norse will begin the event against Palm Beach Atlantic at noon on Sept. 2, and later play Newberry at 4:30 p.m.

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