---NKU’s Kelsey Wesaw (16) attacks against the defense of Missouri S&T’s Julie Meyer (21) during the second set Friday night. Wesaw finished with 10 kills and a .471 hitting percentage.

HIGHLAND HEIGHTS, Ky. - Some 24 hours after dispatching Missouri-St. Louis in three sets, the Northern Kentucky University volleyball team repeated that performance against Missouri S&T on Friday night.

Kelsey Wesaw hammered down 10 kills and hit .471 as NKU cruised past Missouri S&T by scores of 25-17, 25-18, 25-22 in Regents Hall. The 25th-ranked Norse improved to 17-3 overall and extended their winning streak to eight.

NKU is now 7-1 in the Great Lakes Valley Conference and in sole possession of second place in the GLVC East Division standings. Indianapolis dropped a five-set decision at home against Missouri-St. Louis on Friday night, allowing the Norse to take a one-game lead over the Greyhounds.

Noelle Peterson added 10 kills and attacked at a .389 clip for NKU, which hit .375 as a team. The Norse offense started off by hitting .517 in the opening set and cruised past the visiting Miners, who dropped to 4-15 overall, 2-7 in the GLVC.

Senior setter Natalie Forbes continued her outstanding play by dishing out 39 assists and converting all five of her attacks for kills. Kim Nemcek finished with seven kills and hit .500, while Kristina Eisenmenger had nine kills and four blocks.

NKU is now 2-0 all-time against Missouri S&T, which started its volleyball program last season. The Miners served up eight aces against the Norse, but NKU’s offensive prowess and a 29-11 edge in digs made the difference.

The Norse conclude the weekend homestand Saturday at 3 p.m. when Quincy visits Regents Hall.

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