WESTVILLE, Ind. -- Northern Michigan University Volleyball defeated Purdue University Northwest 3-0 for a Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference victory.
| SET SCORES
Purdue Northwest jumped out 4-0 to start the first set, but NMU answered and tied the set at 11-11. The Wildcats then finished the set on a 14-6 rally to win the first set 25-17.
In the second set, the teams played even to a 13-13 tie, but NMU was able to eventually pull ahead and won the set 25-19. The final set saw the Wildcats jump out quick to a 9-4 lead and extended it to a 17-9 advantage, PNW fought back but NMU held on to win the set 25-19 to sweep the match.
| ACES WILD
Junior Gabriela Martinez (Vega Baja, Puerto Rico/Colegio Marista/Rio Piedras) finished with a career-high five aces on the afternoon to lead the team to a season-best 10 aces in the match. Senior Rachel Braunschweig (Alamo, Calif./San Ramon Valley) chipped in with three.
| OFFENSIVE ATTACK
Monsma led the Wildcat attack with nine kills. Junior Sarah Kuehn (Green Bay, Wis./De Pere) notched eight kills. Senior Maggie Liebeck (Luxemburg, Wis./Luxemburg-Casco) aided the effort with six kills.
Svoboda finished the day with 32 assists.
| THE BACK ROW
Braunschweig led the team's back line with 20 digs. Monsma contributed 11 digs. Sophomore Leticia Antunes (Florianopolis, Brazil/Colegio Ofelia Fonseca) tallied eight digs to help the defense.
| AT THE NET
NMU featured two Wildcats who finished with three blocks. Kuehn and sophomore Cierra Martinez (Arvada, Colo./Ralston Valley) both had one solo block and two block assists. Liebeck added two block assists.
| UP NEXT
The Wildcats, now 11-8 on the season and 3-8 in the GLIAC will take a break from GLIAC action as they head to the Conference Crossover Friday and Saturday in Indianapolis, Indiana. The weekend begins with Cedarville University at 2:30 p.m. Friday afternoon.