Eisenmenger (left) slams an attack against Bellarmine on Tuesday
night. Eisenmenger finished with 13 kills and hit .478 as
the Norse swept past the Knights for their 25th win of the
Ky. - Kristina Eisenmenger collected 13 kills and attacked at a
.478 clip Tuesday night as the Northern Kentucky University volleyball
team defeated Bellarmine for the 33rd consecutive time, 25-14, 25-18,
also added three blocks as NKU improved to 25-6 overall. The Notre
Dame Academy product now has 1,673 career kills, which is third
in school history. Bethany Gastright is second in Norse history
with 1,702 career kills.
hitter Noelle Peterson added 11 kills and hit .389 for the Norse,
who are ranked 25th nationally in the NCAA Division II poll. Kim
Nemcek notched 10 kills and had seven digs as NKU upped its Great
Lakes Valley Conference record to 14-2.
Natalie Forbes dished out 39 assists and directed the NKU offense
to a .402 hitting percentage. NKU is now 57-8 all-time against Bellarmine
and has not lost to the Knights since the 1992 GLVC Tournament.
The Norse conclude
their regular-season schedule this weekend when Wisconsin-Parkside
(Friday at 7 p.m.) and Lewis (Saturday at 2 p.m.) visit Regents
four seniors - Forbes, Eisenmenger, Katie Latenser and Kelsey Wesaw
- will be recognized prior to the Wisconsin-Parkside match Friday
showdown with Lewis could decide the GLVC East Division champion
and No. 1 seed for the upcoming GLVC Tournament. Lewis is 27-6 overall,
15-1 in the GLVC.