Braunschweig Hits 1000 Digs but Wildcats Fall to Wayne State

Braunschweig Hits 1000 Digs but Wildcats Fall to Wayne State

DETROIT, Mich. – Senior Rachel Braunschweig (Alamo, Calif./San Ramon Valley) became the 16th player in Northern Michigan University Volleyball history to achieve 1,000 digs in her career in the team's Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference match at Wayne State but the Wildcats fell 3-0.


Braunschweig posted a team high 12 digs in Saturday's match and now has 1,004 total digs as a Wildcat, transferring into NMU to begin her sophomore season.  The senior has averaged 3.89 digs per set and has appeared in 258 sets in 71 career matches at NMU.


Senior Maggie Liebeck (Luxemburg, Wis./Luxemburg-Casco) paced the offense with eight kills. Junior Sarah Kuehn (Green Bay, Wis./De Pere) chipped in with six kills.

Freshman Alli Yacko (Oak Lawn, Ill.) aided the effort with an ace.


While Braunschweig had 12 digs, sophomore Leticia Antunes (Florianopolis, Brazil/Colegio Ofelia Fonseca) posted nine digs to contribute to the defense. 

At the net, sophomore Elsie Zajicek (Brandon Valley, S.D.) tied with Liebeck for a team-best three blocks. Antunes and Kuehn both notched two each.


Wayne State jumped out to an early lead and won the first set 25-11.  The second set saw WSU hold on and capture a 25-19 victory.  NMU was able to fight back and keep the third set close, but the Warriors pulled away late for a 25-22 final set win and match victory.


NMU fell to 10-7 on the season and 2-7 in the GLIAC while Wayne State improved to 10-7 overall and 5-4 in conference play. The Wildcats return to action Friday night as they travel to University of Wisconsin-Parkside Friday night and then Purdue University-Northwest Saturday afternoon.