Liz Holmes attacks vs. Charleston
Ky. - Northern Kentucky University reached the 20-win plateau for
the 14th consecutive season by sweeping past Charleston (W. Va.)
in Regents Hall on Monday night.
The Norse hit
.381 as a team and rolled to a 30-25, 30-16, 31-29 victory over
Charleston in a non-conference match. NKU improved to 20-12 and
is now 7-0 all-time against Charleston.
Liz Holmes attacked
at a .562 clip with 10 kills and six blocks to lead NKU. Holmes,
a junior middle hitter, also served up two aces and finished with
A graduate of
Mercy High School in Cincinnati, Holmes now has 1,274 career kills
recorded a team-leading 12 kills and hit .370 for the Norse. The
freshman outside hitter from St. Henry High School added nine digs.
Price and Kristina
Eisenmenger helped NKU rally from a 27-24 deficit in the final game
with two kills apiece. Price converted an attack to tie the game
at 29-all, and Holmes capped the sweep on match point with a kill.
setter Andrea Lanham dished out 37 assists in the final home match
of her career. Lanham, a graduate of Notre Dame Academy, added two
service aces, six digs and two blocks.
her career total to 4,675 assists, which ranks No. 2 in Norse history.
finished with 10 kills and hit .474 for the Norse, while teammate
Tristen Dye slammed down nine kills and had 10 digs. Earlier in
the day, Dye was named Great Lakes Valley Conference Player of the
Dooley served up four aces and added eight digs for NKU, which limited
Charleston to a .149 hitting percentage. The Golden Eagles, co-champions
of the West Virginia Intercollegiate Athletic Conference, had just
one block the entire match and dropped to 25-7.
NKU is the No.
5 seed in the GLVC and will meet No. 4 seed Indianapolis in the
opening round of the GLVC Tournament at 6 p.m. (EST) Thursday at
Edwardsville, Ill. NKU and Indianapolis played twice this season,
and the Greyhounds won both meetings with the Norse.
NKU has never
lost three times in a season to Indianapolis, which is 23-9 entering
the GLVC Tournament.