HOUGHTON, Mich. -- Northern Michigan University bounced back to open day two of the Keweenaw Classic by sweeping St. Cloud State University 3-0.
The Wildcats come out hot in the first set, capturing a 25-13 victory behind a .500 hitting percentage. They then took the second set 25-23 and clinched the match with a 25-22 third set victory.
Senior Madison Whitehead (Altoona, Wisc.) led all players with 12 kills. Senior Kayla Chosa (Wrightstown, Wisc.) and junior Autumn Monsma (Grand Haven, Mich.) added 10 kills each while freshman Leticia Antunes (Florianopolis, Brazil/Colegio Ofelia Fonseca) chipped in with eight kills.
Senior Jamie Hogeboom (Grand Haven, Mich.) finished the match with 38 assists. She also posted two aces.
Defensively, junior Rachel Braunsweig (Alamo, Calif./San Ramon Valley/Cape Fear CC) tallied a game-high 23 digs. Antunes added 13 digs with Monsma and Hogeboom contributing six each. At the net, freshman Sarah Kuehn (Green Bay, Wisc./De Pere) totaled a solo block and five block assists.
With the win, Wildcats moved to 5-2 on the season, and dropped St. Cloud St. to 5-2. NMU returns to action at 5 p.m. to take on Bemidji State University in the team's final match of the Keweenaw Classic.