Forbes sets the ball against Kentucky Wesleyan on Saturday.
Forbes finished with 35 assists in the sweep.
Ky. - Senior setter Natalie Forbes dished out 35 assists Saturday
afternoon as Northern Kentucky University cruised to a 25-16, 25-7,
25-15 victory against Kentucky Wesleyan in Regents Hall.
seven digs for NKU, which attacked at a .400 clip as a team and
improved to 24-6 overall. The Norse, who are now 38-0 all-time against
Kentucky Wesleyan, upped their Great Lakes Valley Conference record
Kim Nemcek finished
with 12 kills, eight digs and hit .450, while Kristina Eisenmenger
added nine kills and attacked at a .529 clip. Eisenmenger, a senior
and Notre Dame Academy graduate, now has 1,660 career kills at NKU.
She is currently No. 3 in Norse history in that category and needs
43 kills to pass Bethany Gastright (1,702 kills) for second place
on the list.
collected seven kills and hit .700 for the Norse, who have not lost
a set to Kentucky Wesleyan since Oct. 23, 1993. The Panthers dropped
to 7-26 overall, 0-15 in the GLVC.
has now lost 110 consecutive GLVC volleyball matches during the
past six seasons. The Panthers’ last conference victory came
against Bellarmine on Oct. 31, 2001.
served up five aces for NKU, which finished with 10 aces as a team.
Sarah Drennen added six kills and hit .625.
to action Tuesday night when Bellarmine visits Regents Hall for
a 7 p.m. match. The Norse conclude their regular-season schedule
next weekend when Wisconsin-Parkside (Friday at 7 p.m.) and Lewis
(Saturday at 2 p.m.) visit Regents Hall.
four seniors - Forbes, Eisenmenger, Katie Latenser and Kelsey Wesaw
- will be recognized prior to the Wisconsin-Parkside match Friday
night. The Saturday showdown with Lewis could decide the GLVC East
Division champion and No. 1 seed for the upcoming GLVC Tournament.