- The Northern Kentucky University volleyball team dropped a pair
of matches at the Great Lakes Valley Conference/Great Lakes Intercollegiate
Athletic Conference Crossover on Friday.
In the opener,
Northern Michigan attacked at a .325 clip for the match and posted
a 25-22, 25-17, 22-25, 21-25, 15-13 win over NKU. The Wildcats (14-7)
won the first two sets by hitting a combined .368, dropped the next
two stanzas and then attacked at a .440 clip in the fifth set to
hold off 21st-ranked NKU.
led Northern Michigan with 23 kills and hit .457. NKU’s Kelsey
Wesaw hammered down 30 kills and attacked at a .511 clip for NKU,
which hit .306 as a team. Northern Michigan, however, finished with
a 26-5 advantage in blocks (24 block assists, two solos) and halted
NKU’s winning streak at 12 matches.
collected 16 kills for NKU, while teammate Kim Nemcek added 12 kills
and a .381 hitting percentage. Sophomore libero Chelsea Clark recorded
30 digs as the Norse held a 69-48 advantage in that category.
NKU setter Natalie
Forbes finished with 67 assists, and freshman outside hitter Noelle
Peterson added nine kills.
NKU met No.
6 Grand Valley State in the nightcap and dropped a 25-22, 23-25,
25-16, 25-23 decision to the Lakers. Whitney Tremain and Danielle
Alexander combined for 29 kills to lead Grand Valley State (20-2),
which hit .331 for the match.
15 kills and hit .367, while Alexander added 14 kills and attacked
at a .464 clip. Eisenmenger led NKU with 15 kills, but the Norse
hit just .202 as a team.
State finished with 22 block assists and two solos, while NKU had
six block assists and two solos. The Lakers closed the fourth set
with a 6-3 run after trailing 20-19.
NKU is now 21-5
and will close out the two-day event Saturday by meeting Saginaw