Courtesy of NMU Athletics
BIG RAPIDS, Mich. – The Northern Michigan University volleyball team snapped its three game winning streak on Saturday (Oct. 27) as the ‘Cats lost to Ferris State University, 3-1 in a Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference matchup from Big Rapids, Mich.
The ‘Cats fall to 16-10 overall and 8-5 in the GLIAC for the season. The Bulldogs are now 19-5 and 12-1, for second place in the conference.
Ferris took the first set (25-18) before Northern was able to come ahead in the second (25-22). However, it wouldn’t be enough as the Bulldogs took the third and fourth for the match (26-24 and 25-22).
Junior Sarah Hamilton contributed 12 kills for NMU, while junior Lina Lopes added 10 and junior Kalli Herron and senior Jasmine Calhoun each had nine. The ‘Cats finished the match with 53 kills for a .118 kill percentage. Senior Kalin Zimmerman was the only Wildcat to put double digits in digs with 10, freshman Lisa Studnicka (9) and junior Kellisha Harley (8) were close behind. Harley ended the afternoon with 32 assists.
For Ferris, Aly Brecht and Megan Vandermeer had 11 kills apiece and Anne Sutton had eight. As a team, the Bulldogs had 43 kills for a .248 kill percentage. Brandie Merren and Courtney Rehm each tallied 12 digs, while Samantha Fordyce gave 11 more. Fordyce also had 27 kills.
The Wildcats will travel to Michigan Tech on Tuesday (Oct. 30) for a matchup against the Huskies at 7 p.m.