Tenn. - Liz Holmes recorded 15 kills, nine digs and a .700 hitting
percentage as the Northern Kentucky University volleyball team knocked
off previously unbeaten Lincoln Memorial, 30-27, 30-21, 31-29, Thursday
night at Mars Gym.
Holmes, a sophomore
middle hitter and a graduate of Mercy High School in Cincinnati,
converted the 15 kills in 20 attempts with just one error. She also
added a service ace and a block as NKU won its third straight match.
Andrea Lanham finished with 34 assists, five kills and four service
aces for NKU, which improved to 4-1. Lanham, a graduate of Notre
Dame Academy, attacked at a .308 clip and added five digs.
The Norse rallied
from a 28-27 deficit in the third game and tied it at 28-28 on a
kill by Holmes. After Tristen Dye gave NKU a 30-29 lead by converting
an attack, Lanham served up an ace for the final point of the match.
Dye had 10
kills and nine digs for the Norse, who hit .233 for the match. Julie
Lewis added six kills and a .714 hitting percentage, while Maria
Tieman had 11 digs and two service aces.
led Lincoln Memorial (4-1) with 12 kills. NKU held the Railsplitters
to a .148 hitting percentage en route to the road victory.
NKU will travel
to Jefferson City, Tenn., to play in the Carson-Newman Tournament
Friday and Saturday. The Norse will begin the event against Palm
Beach Atlantic at noon Friday, and play Newberry at 4:30 p.m.
NKU will conclude
its trip Saturday with matches against Christian Brothers (9 a.m.)
and host Carson-Newman (11:15 a.m.).