OF THE KILL!: Liz Holmes prepares to launch her record-setting
attack Friday night during NKU’s match against Drury.
Holmes became NKU’s all-time career leader in kills
by converting this attack in the third game. The Cincinnati
Mercy High School graduate now has 1,714 career kills.
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Ky. - Liz Holmes is the new queen of the kill at Northern Kentucky
University, and her official coronation took place Friday night
in Regents Hall.
NKU's all-time career leader in kills as the Norse posted a 30-26,
30-22, 29-31, 30-22 victory over Drury. The 5-foot-10 middle hitter
finished with 27 kills and surpassed Bethany Gastright's NKU record
of 1,702 in the third game when she converted an attack off an assist
from Natalie Forbes.
The match was
stopped at that point with NKU holding a 10-5 lead, and Holmes accepted
the ball from Gastright while receiving a standing ovation. The
Cincinnati Mercy High School product now has 1,714 kills at NKU.
at a .512 clip for the match and added 16 digs as NKU improved to
21-5 overall, 10-3 in the Great Lakes Valley Conference. Kristina
Eisenmenger hammered down 25 kills for the Norse, who are ranked
25th nationally in the NCAA Division II poll.
finished with 22 kills, 17 digs and a .386 hitting percentage for
NKU, which is ranked No. 4 in the NCAA Division II Great Lakes Region
poll. The Norse now hold a 3-1 edge in the all-time series with
dished out a career-high 75 assists while directing the NKU offense
to a .337 hitting percentage. The junior setter also added nine
had 13 kills for Drury, which is 12-9 overall, 6-6 in the GLVC.
The Panthers, who rallied to win the third game, hit just .196 for
NKU held just
a 12-11 lead in the third game, but the Norse used an 8-1 run to
build a 20-12 advantage and coasted to the win. Eisenmenger keyed
the spurt with three consecutive kills, and she also combined with
Holmes for a pair of blocks during the run.
to action next Friday night when Saint Joseph's visits Regents Hall
at 7 p.m. for Senior Night. The Norse's four seniors - Holmes, Dye,
Elizabeth Droessler and Brittany Dixon - will be recognized prior
to that match in Senior Night festivities.
day, Indianapolis visits Regents Hall for a 3 p.m. match. The Greyhounds
are currently No. 1 in the NCAA Division II Great Lakes Region poll.
NKU concludes its home schedule Oct. 21 with a non-conference match
against the College of Mount St. Joseph at 3:30 p.m.