POUNDED!: Elizabeth Droessler attacks against Saint
Joseph’s during NKU’s three-game win Friday night
in Regents Hall. Droessler, who was recognized prior to the
match during Senior Night festivities, finished with five
kills and hit. 500.
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Ky. - A junior setter made sure Senior Night was a smashing success
for a pair of Northern Kentucky University upperclassmen who specialize
in slamming the volleyball onto the opposition's side of the court.
Forbes setting up the offense Friday night, senior attackers Liz
Holmes and Tristen Dye combined for 21 kills as NKU coasted to a
30-25, 30-22, 30-23 victory over Saint Joseph's in Regents Hall.
Forbes, a junior from Highlands High School, dished out 39 assists
and added 24 digs. She also collected five kills and hit .333 for
Norse hit .254 as a team and improved to 22-5 overall, 11-3 in the
Great Lakes Valley Conference. NKU also clinched a berth in the
upcoming GLVC Tournament with the win.
was named AVCA Division II National Player of the Week on Monday,
hammered down 12 kills and attacked at a .348 clip. Dye collected
nine kills, served up two aces and recorded 11 digs as NKU won its
fifth consecutive match.
blocker Elizabeth Droessler added five kills and hit .500 for the
Norse. Senior libero Brittany Dixon added 11 digs as NKU finished
with a 72-52 edge in that category.
hitter Kristina Eisenmenger added nine kills and four blocks. Freshman
outside hitter Chelsea Clark served up three aces and had seven
digs as NKU upped its lead in the all-time series with Saint Joseph’s
NKU will get
a chance at ending one of the nation’s longest NCAA Division
II volleyball winning streaks Saturday when Indianapolis rolls into
Regents Hall for a match at 3 p.m. The Greyhounds - who won at Bellarmine
on Friday - enter Saturday's showdown with a 25-1 record and 22
defeated NKU three times last year. The Greyhounds swept the season
series and later eliminated the Norse from the GLVC Tournament.
NKU owns a 34-8 lead in the all-time series.
The Norse conclude
their home schedule Sunday at 3:30 p.m. with a non-conference match
against Mount St. Joseph.