- Northern Kentucky University has met Kentucky Wesleyan 36 times
on the volleyball court during the past 22 years, and the Norse
are still perfect against the Panthers.
The latest victory,
a 30-15, 30-15, 30-16 decision Wednesday night, upped NKU's lead
in the all-time series with Kentucky Wesleyan to 36-0. The Norse
improved to 24-6 overall, 12-4 in the Great Lakes Valley Conference
with road matches remaining against Bellarmine (Oct. 30), Wisconsin-Parkside
(Nov. 2) and Lewis (Nov. 3).
and Liz Holmes each finished with 17 kills for NKU, which is ranked
No. 24 nationally in the latest NCAA Division II poll. Eisenmenger
attacked at a .682 clip, and Holmes hit .667 with six blocks. Natalie
Forbes dished out 48 assists and had 14 digs for NKU, which hit
.462 as a team.
added 12 kills, nine digs and attacked at a .435 clip. Megan Dooley
served up three aces and had seven digs for the Norse, who limited
Kentucky Wesleyan (5-22, 0-16 GLVC) to a .047 hitting percentage.
Elizabeth Droessler added three kills and hit .500 for NKU, which
closed the match by attacking at a .568 clip (22 kills, one error,
37 attempts) in the third game.
NKU has already
clinched a berth in the upcoming GLVC Tournament. That event will
be held Nov. 9-11 at the site of the No. 1 seed, which will likely
The Norse are
ranked No. 4 in the NCAA Division II Great Lakes Region poll. Eight
teams - automatic berths for the GLVC, Great Lakes Intercollegiate
Athletic Conference and the West Virginia Intercollegiate Athletic
Conference as well as five at-large bids - will qualify for the
NCAA Division II Great Lakes Regional in November.
NKU is seeking
its first trip to the NCAA Tournament since 2003.