- Kristina Eisenmenger recorded 20 kills, including two key attacks
in the fifth set, as the Northern Kentucky University volleyball
team rallied for a 24-26, 22-25, 25-21, 25-20, 15-12 victory against
Saginaw Valley State on Saturday.
hit .354 for the match as NKU finished the two-day Great Lakes Valley
Conference/Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Crossover
with a 1-2 record. Kelsey Wesaw, who earned all-tournament honors,
added 18 kills and attacked at a .341 clip as the Norse improved
State (17-5) built a 5-3 lead in the fifth set, but NKU responded
with a 7-2 run to take a 10-7 advantage. After the Cardinals tied
the set at 10-all, Wesaw converted an attack and then combined with
Annie Lucas for a block that gave NKU a 12-10 lead.
slammed down two straight kills to extend NKU’s advantage
to 14-10, and Wesaw later capped the set by converting an attack
for a 15-12 win. Eisenmenger, a senior and a Notre Dame Academy
graduate, is now third in Norse history with 1,619 career kills.
She passed Jenny Jeremiah (1,613 kills) on Saturday.
NKU senior setter
Natalie Forbes finished with 48 assists and 13 digs. Forbes, a Highlands
High School graduate who is fifth in Norse history with 3,185 career
assists, also added five kills and attacked at a .625 clip. Noelle
Peterson collected eight kills and hit .333 for the match.
NKU hits the
road for two GLVC matches next weekend, beginning with a Friday
contest at Saint Joseph’s. The Norse then face Indianapolis
next Saturday in a key GLVC East Division showdown.
NKU, which is
ranked No. 21 nationally in the NCAA Division II poll, defeated
Indianapolis earlier this season in Regents Hall.