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Many in Double-Figures but NMU Falls to GVSU

Many in Double-Figures but NMU Falls to GVSU

MARQUETTE, Mich. – Northern Michigan University Volleyball hosted Grand Valley State University in a Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference matchup but fell to the visiting Lakers 3-1.


Grand Valley St. took the first set 25-20 and NMU answered by taking the second set 25-20 themselves. The third set saw a close one throughout, but GVSU held on to take a 25-23 victory. The Wildcats faced an early deficit in the fourth set but went on a late rally to get close, but the Lakers held on to win the set 25-21 and claim the match 25-21.


The Wildcats had four reach double figures kills on the day. Senior Autumn Monsma (Grand Haven, Mich.) led the way with 13 kills while sophomore Leticia Antunes (Florianopolis, Brazil/Colegio Ofelia Fonseca) added 12. Junior Sarah Kuehn (Green Bay, Wis./De Pere) chipped in with 11 with senior Maggie Liebeck (Luxemburg, Wis./Luxemburg-Casco) posted 10.


Defensively, five for NMU reached double-digit digs. Monsma posted a team-high 18 and Antunes had 16. Freshman Alli Yacko (Oak Lawn, Ill.) posted 13 while senior Lynzi Svoboda (Minneapolis, Minn./Minneapolis Southwest) finished with 11. Senior Rachel Braunschweig (Alamo, Calif./San Ramon Valley) notched 10 digs.


Svoboda ended the match with 46 assists on the night. She dished out 15 in the second set for a match high.  In the first set she had 11 and put up 10 in both the third and fourth set.


With the loss, NMU is now 10-4 overall and 2-4 in the conference while GVSU moves to 10-4 on the season and 3-3 in the GLIAC.  The Wildcats return to action Saturday afternoon to face Davenport University in another GLIAC clash at 1 p.m. inside Vandament Arena.  During the set break between sets two and three, new NMU Sports Hall of Fame Inductee will be honored.