Pa. - Tristen Dye joined an exclusive club at Northern Kentucky
University on Friday as the Norse split two matches at the California
Dye became just
the 12th player in NKU history to reach 1,000 career kills during
a five-game loss to California (Pa.). The senior outside hitter
from Millersburg, Ohio, hammered down 26 kills in the 30-22, 30-24,
26-30, 30-32, 15-12 setback to give her 1,021 during her NKU career.
NKU senior middle
hitter Liz Holmes was unstoppable at the net and finished with 28
kills and a .568 hitting percentage. Holmes also added 10 digs,
but the Norse were unable to overcome 21 service errors for the
match as California (Pa.) survived the five-game thriller to hand
NKU (6-1) its first loss of the season. Kristina Eisenmenger added
21 kills and a .384 hitting percentage for NKU.
In the opener
Friday, NKU rolled to a 30-21, 30-12, 30-17 win over West Virginia
State. The victory was the 150th for NKU head coach Carlos Chia,
who is in his seventh season as the Norse mentor.
Holmes led NKU
with 14 kills and a .545 hitting percentage. Natalie Forbes finished
with 36 assists, nine digs and three service aces. Dye added eight
kills, 15 digs and five service aces.
the tournament Saturday with matches against West Liberty State
and Slippery Rock.