Oct. 10, 2001
NKU EXTENDS WIN STREAK TO 12
Norse improve to 16-4 by beating Indianapolis for 30th straight time
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. - Bethany Gastright recorded 22 kills and 19 digs Wednesday night as the Northern Kentucky University volleyball team defeated the University of Indianapolis, 30-22, 28-30, 30-22, 30-28.
Sara Taylor had 51 assists and a .714 hitting percentage for NKU (16-4), which extended its win streak to 12. The Norse also remained unbeaten (30-0) in the all-time series against Indianapolis.
Julie Hathorn added 11 kills, 10 block assists and a .375 hitting percentage for NKU, which is ranked No. 19 nationally in the NCAA Division II poll. The Norse remained perfect in the Great Lakes Valley Conference with an 8-0 record, and NKU now holds a two-game lead in the GLVC standings.
Indianapolis dropped to 20-5 overall, 6-2 in the GLVC.
Luisa Gomez had eight kills, 18 digs and 12 block assists for the Norse, and Denise Barhorst added nine kills, 10 block assists and a .292 hitting percentage.
NKU will return home Thursday at 7 p.m. to meet Bellarmine University, and the Norse will close out the week Friday night at 7 p.m. with a match against Georgetown (Ky.) College in Regents Hall.
NCAA II Great Lakes Region Poll
(For October 10, 2001)
1. Grand Valley State - 19-2
2. Findlay - 17-4
3. Northern Michigan - 17-3
4.tie Hillsdale - 15-6
4.tie Michigan Tech - 11-6
4.tie Northern Kentucky - 16-4
7. Southern Indiana - 13-7
8. Northwood - 13-6
9. Ferris State - 13-9
10. Lake Superior State - 15-7