Tristen Dye prepares to slam down one of her 15 kills against
Mount St. Joseph on Sunday. Dye, a senior outside hitter playing
in her final match in Regents Hall, also served up six aces
and added 14 digs as the Norse swept the Lions.
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Ky. - Liz Holmes and Tristen Dye combined for 31 kills in their
final home match Sunday afternoon as Northern Kentucky University
swept the College of Mount St. Joseph in Regents Hall.
with 16 kills and hit .536 as the Norse posted a 30-24, 30-15, 30-22
win. The senior middle hitter also added 10 digs and two serves
aces. NKU, ranked No. 25 nationally in the NCAA Division II poll,
attacked at a .381 clip and improved to 23-6 overall with the non-conference
Dye, a senior
outside hitter, slammed down 15 kills and hit .333. She also served
up six aces and collected 14 digs.
added 10 kills and attacked at a .500 clip for NKU. Katie Latenser
recorded 11 digs and served up two aces, while teammate Megan Dooley
finished with three aces and seven digs.
NKU used good
defense at the net in the opening game to pull out a 30-24 win.
Holmes combined with Natalie Forbes and Dye for two blocks late
in the game, while Dye and Annie Lucas teamed up to reject a Mount
St. Joseph attack to give NKU a 29-23 lead. Dye finished off the
game with a kill.
with 47 assists, six digs and four kills. The junior setter also
hit .500 and added two blocks.
led Mount St. Joseph (15-14) with 10 kills and 15 digs. The Lions,
members of NCAA Division III, hit .224 for the match.
to Owensboro, Ky., on Wednesday to meet Kentucky Wesleyan in a Great
Lakes Valley Conference match. The Norse are 11-4 in the GLVC and
in third place in the East Division standings.
match at Bellarmine, originally listed on the schedule for Oct.
23, will instead be played Oct. 30 at Louisville, Ky. The Norse
close out the regular season with road matches at Wisconsin-Parkside
(Nov. 2) and Lewis (Nov. 3).
The GLVC Tournament
begins Nov. 9 at the site of the No. 1 seed, which will likely be