- Sophomore libero Chelsea Clark recorded a career-high 41 digs
Tuesday night as Northern Kentucky University defeated Wheeling
Jesuit in four sets.
two service aces and keyed a solid defensive effort for NKU, which
won by scores of 21-25, 25-23, 25-18, 25-21. The Norse improved
to 12-3 overall with the non-conference road victory and have won
11 of their last 12 matches.
NKU also remained
perfect (10-0) all-time against Wheeling Jesuit, which dropped to
5-7 on the season.
Kim Nemcek and
Megan Dooley each collected 19 digs for NKU, which totaled 108 in
that category. Nemcek also added 10 kills and attacked at a .562
who was named Great Lakes Valley Conference Player of the Week on
Monday, finished 17 kills and a .361 hitting percentage. She now
has 1,454 career kills, which ranks eighth in school history.
added 16 kills and hit .303 for the Norse, who overcame a first-set
loss to notch the win. NKU jumped out to a 17-10 lead in the opening
set, but Wheeling Jesuit roared back with a 15-4 run to take a 25-21
held a 22-21 lead in the second set, but NKU closed the stanza with
a 4-1 run. Wesaw capped the set by slamming down a kill to tie the
match at a set apiece.
NKU used a 10-2
run to close out the third set, and the Norse rallied from a 13-10
deficit in the fourth stanza. Natalie Forbes, who finished with
49 assists for the match, served up a key ace in the fourth set
to extend NKU’s advantage to 23-18.
to Great Lakes Valley Conference action Friday night with a road
match at Southern Indiana. The Norse return home the following day
to host both Glenville State (noon) and Urbana (4 p.m.) in Regents