Pa. - Northern Kentucky University rolled to a pair of victories
to conclude the California (Pa.) Tournament on Saturday, sweeping
both West Liberty State and Slippery Rock.
The Norse began
Saturday with a 30-6, 30-9, 30-17 win over West Liberty State. NKU
finished the day with a 30-16, 30-26, 30-20 victory over Slippery
Rock to improve to 8-1.
Liz Holmes collected
13 kills, four service aces and attacked at a .750 clip against
West Liberty State to lead the NKU attack. Tristen Dye added 13
kills and hit .600, while teammate Kristina Eisenmenger finished
with seven kills and a .875 hitting percentage.
paced NKU with 15 kills and a .387 hitting percentage against Slippery
Rock. Holmes added 12kills and three aces, and Dye finished with
11 kills. Junior setter Natalie Forbes directed the offense and
finished with 41 assists. Forbes also had 12 digs and five kills.
NKU plays host
to Lincoln Memorial at 6 p.m. Tuesday in Regents Hall. That match
can also be heard live on the Internet at www.nkunorse.com.
The Norse then
travel to Ashland, Ohio, to meet regional foes Hillsdale and Grand
Valley State on Friday. NKU plays Hillsdale at 2 p.m., and the Norse
meet Grand Valley State at 6 p.m.
NKU opens Great Lakes Valley Conference action with a neutral-court
match against Kentucky Wesleyan in Ashland, Ohio. The Norse will
also play Wheeling Jesuit next Saturday to conclude the two-day