Ashland Tops Wildcats in GLIAC Meeting

Ashland Tops Wildcats in GLIAC Meeting

ASHLAND, OHIO – Northern Michigan University Volleyball made their longest road trip of the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference schedule but fell to Ashland University 3-0.

  THE OFFENSIVE ATTACK

 Sophomore Leticia Antunes (Florianopolis, Brazil/Colegio Ofelia Fonseca) paced the offensive attack with eight kills. Senior Maggie Liebeck (Luxemburg, Wis./Luxemburg-Casco) chipped in with seven kills and senior Autumn Monsma (Grand Haven, Mich.) added six kills.

Senior Lynzi Svoboda (Minneapolis, Minn./Minneapolis Southwest) finished the match with 24 assists.

  THE TEAM'S DEFENSE

Senior Rachel Braunschweig (Alamo, Calif./San Ramon Valley) finished with a team-high 11 digs. Svoboda notched seven digs. Monsma, Antunes and freshman Alli Yacko (Oak Lawn, Ill.) tallied five digs each.

Junior Sarah Kuehn (Green Bay, Wis./De Pere) led the team at the net with four blocks. Antunes and sophomore Cierra Martinez (Arvada, Colo./Ralston Valley) both posted two blocks. 

  SET SCORES

The first set was close throughout, but NMU couldn't hold on and fell 25-23 in the opening set. The second set saw the hosts pull away and win 25-13.

In the final set, NMU and Ashland traded leads until the score was 20-20, but Ashland ended the set strong, claiming a 25-22 victory and the 3-0 match victory.

  UP NEXT

The Wildcats fall to 10-6 on the season and 2-6 in the GLIAC while Ashland remains unbeaten in conference play at 8-0 and is 15-2 overall. NMU looks to bounce back Saturday afternoon at Wayne State University.