---Noelle Peterson smashes down an attack against UW-Parkside on Friday night. Peterson, a freshman from Milwaukee, Wis., finished with 10 kills and hit .300 as NKU swept past the Rangers.


HIGHLAND HEIGHTS, Ky. - The Northern Kentucky University volleyball team posted a 25-15, 25-15, 25-14 victory against Wisconsin-Parkside on Friday night in Regents Hall.

Kelsey Wesaw, Kristina Eisenmenger and Noelle Peterson each collected 10 kills for NKU, which improved to 26-6 overall, 15-2 in the Great Lakes Valley Conference. Wesaw, who was honored prior to the match along with NKU’s three other seniors, attacked at a .667 clip.

Peterson hit .300 for the Norse, who are ranked 25th nationally in the NCAA Division II poll. Eisenmenger now has 1,683 career kills, which is third in school history. Bethany Gastright is second in Norse history with 1,702 career kills.

Senior setter Natalie Forbes continued her outstanding play by directing the Norse offense to a .390 hitting percentage. Forbes finished with 38 assists and eight digs.

NKU senior defensive specialist Katie Latenser recorded four digs and a service ace. Kim Nemcek added seven kills, five blocks and hit .545.

The Norse conclude their regular-season schedule Saturday when Lewis visits Regents Hall for a match at 2 p.m. NKU can earn a GLVC East Division co-championship with a victory, but Lewis wrapped up the No. 1 seed and right to host the upcoming GLVC Tournament by defeating Bellarmine on Friday.

Lewis, ranked 22nd nationally, is 28-6 overall, 16-1 in the GLVC. The GLVC Tournament begins next Friday at Romeoville, Ill. Pairings will be decided after Saturday’s matches.