Mo. - Kelsey Wesaw and Kim Nemcek combined for 31 kills and eight
blocks Friday night as the Northern Kentucky University volleyball
team reached the 20-win mark for the 16th consecutive season with
a four-set victory against Drury.
to 20-3 overall by posting an 18-25, 25-23, 25-20, 25-20 win at
Drury in Weiser Gym. The Norse, ranked 23rd nationally in the NCAA
Division II poll, also upped their Great Lakes Valley Conference
record to 10-1.
with 16 kills, three blocks and hit .355 for NKU, which extended
its winning streak to 11. Nemcek added 15 kills, 12 digs and five
blocks for the Norse, whose 11 consecutive victories are the most
slammed down 14 kills, while teammate Annie Lucas added seven kills,
four blocks and a .538 hitting percentage. NKU setter Natalie Forbes
collected a double-double with 51 assists and 13 digs.
(15 digs) and Katie Latenser (10 digs) anchored the back row for
the Norse, who limited Drury to a .212 hitting percentage. NKU attacked
at a .218 clip for the match after hitting -.029 in the first-set
to 9-11 overall, 5-6 in the GLVC.
to Louisville, Ky., on Tuesday night to play Bellarmine at 7 p.m.
That match was originally scheduled for Sept. 16 but was postponed
due to power outages in Louisville.
The Norse will
also compete in the GLVC/Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
Crossover next Friday and Saturday at Indianapolis, Ind.