Oct. 2, 2001

NKU DEFEATS THOMAS MORE, 3-0

Norse extend win streak to eight

HIGHLAND HEIGHTS, Ky. - Bethany Gastright recorded 24 kills Tuesday night as the Northern Kentucky University volleyball team defeated Thomas More College, 30-24, 30-16, 30-20, in Regents Hall.

Gastright, who also finished with a .477 hitting percentage, now has 1,403 career kills to rank No. 4 in Norse history. Gastright passed Jenny Fleissner on Tuesday to move into fourth place on the Norse’s all-time career kills list.

Denise Barhorst added 12 kills and a .409 hitting percentage, and Julie Hathorn had nine kills and a .615 hitting percentage as NKU (12-4) won its eighth consecutive match. The Norse are ranked No. 21 nationally in the NCAA Division II poll.

NKU will play host to Lewis University at 7 p.m. Friday night in Regents Hall. Lewis is tied with NKU for first place in the GLVC standings with a 5-0 record.

NKU will also play host to the University of Wisconsin-Parkside (1 p.m.) and Edinboro (Pa.) University (5 p.m.) on Saturday.

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