Holmes records her 1,000th kill on this attack
Ky. - Liz Holmes reached an individual milestone Thursday night,
and the junior middle hitter also led Northern Kentucky University
to an impressive win over NAIA powerhouse Georgetown (Ky.).
her 1,000th career kill during NKU's 30-24, 30-26, 30-21 victory
over Georgetown (Ky.) in Regents Hall. Holmes, a graduate of Mercy
High School in Cincinnati, finished with 15 kills and a .500 hitting
percentage as the Norse rolled past Georgetown.
down eight kills in the opening game and hit .727 to set the tone
for the Norse's victory over the Tigers, who entered the match ranked
No. 16 in the NAIA national poll.
hitter Tristen Dye added 13 kills, six digs and hit .393 for NKU,
which improved to 6-7. Georgetown, which posted a 40-10 record last
year, dropped to 8-4.
With NKU holding
a 26-19 lead in the third game, Holmes hammered an attack into the
Georgetown side of the court to pick up her 1,000th career kill.
She became just the 11th player in Norse history to reach 1,000
added eight digs and two service aces. She converted the 15 kills
in 26 attempts and finished with just two attacking errors.
Andrea Lanham finished with 36 assists and eight digs. Sophomore
right-side hitter Kristina Eisenmenger had six kills and two solo
blocks, while teammate Jennifer Wirtz added seven kills. Andrea
Price and Megan Dooley each had nine digs to lead the Norse defense.
at a .258 clip for the match, while Georgetown managed to hit just
.083. The Norse own a 22-5 lead in the all-time series with the
NKU will play
host to Wheeling Jesuit at 3 p.m. Saturday in Regents Hall in another