NMU volleyball: Wildcats split at GLVC/GLIAC Crossover

AURORA, Ill. – A 3-2 (18-25, 25-20, 25-17, 17-25, 15-6) loss to Truman State left the Northern Michigan University women’s volleyball team with a split Saturday in the Great Lakes Valley Conference and Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference crossover tournament in Aurora, Ill.

In their opening match, the Wildcats swept Missouri S&T, 3-0 (25-17, 25-15, 25-21).

“The girls played their hearts out. We served and blocked well in sets one and four,” NMU head coach Dominic Yoder said through an NMU press release.

“We ran into an aggressive serving team in Truman that was able to take us out of our game plan.”

Kalli Herron (19) and Lina Lopes (17) led NMU (17-7, 10-1 GLIAC) in kills. Alex Larsen and (13) and Sarah Hamilton (12) each posted double-digit kills.

NMU ended the match with 66 total kills for a .247 attack percentage. Berger finished with 17 digs, Lopes added 15 and Kellisha Harley contributed 10.

Harley also contributed 50 assists.

The Bulldogs (17-7, 10-1 GLVC) were led by Allie Brak with 15 kills, Kassi Schroeder had 12 and Abby Heise added 11.

In their sweep of Missouri S&T, the Wildcats got 15 kills from Lopes and seven from Larsen.

Lopes added two service aces; Harley and Berger both came up with 11 digs; and Harley posted 39 assists.

NMU finished with a 290 attack percentage, Missouri S&T at .151.

Krista Haslag led the losers (12-11) in kills with nine.

Friday, the Wildcats lost to Southern Indiana, 3-0 (25-20, 25-16, 25-19).

Herron led NMU in kills with 14, while Lopes added nine.

Berger posted a team-high 14 digs, while Harley came up with eight. Harley also recorded 22 assists.

For USI (17-4, 9-2 Great Lakes Valley Conference), Erica Oberbroeckling led the way with nine kills.

Information compiled by Senior Sports Writer Craig Remsburg. He can can be reached at 906-228-2500, ext. 251, or via email at cremsburg@miningjournal.net.