- Liz Holmes and Kristina Eisenmenger each recorded 17 kills to
lead Northern Kentucky University to a 24-30, 30-16, 30-16, 29-31,
15-10 victory over St. Edward's (Texas) on Saturday.
attacked at a .600 clip and added 10 digs as NKU picked up its first
victory of the season. The junior middle hitter from Mercy High
School in Cincinnati also added four block assists.
hit .406 for NKU, while Andrea Lanham added 43 assists, five service
aces and 11 digs. Tristen Dye finished with 12 kills, 12 digs and
a .320 hitting percentage.
NKU won the
fifth game by attacking at a .333 clip and allowing St. Edward's
(0-2) to hit just .130 in the final stanza.
used a strong serving game (22 aces) to force NKU into a five-game
match. The Norse collected 14 aces as a team and finished with a
66-42 edge in digs.
led St. Edward's with 14 kills.
its Florida trip later Saturday night by dropping a four-game decision
against No. 15 Lock Haven (Pa.). Inga Kurgonaite had 15 kills to
lead Lock Haven, which pulled out a pair of two-point wins in the
final two games.
led NKU (1-4) with 16 kills. Dye notched her second double-double
of the day with 13 kills and 16 digs, and Lanham dished out 40 assists
and tallied 14 digs.
down 12 kills to raise her career total to 924. She also added four
service aces and seven digs against Lock Haven.
NKU will resume
play next weekend at the Ashland Tournament. The Norse meet Wheeling
Jesuit at 2 p.m. Friday. NKU will also play Palm Beach Atlantic
later that evening at 6 p.m.
The next day,
NKU will meet defending NCAA Division II national champion Grand
Valley State at 9 a.m., followed by a match against No. 9 North
Alabama at 1 p.m.
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