PENSACOLA, Fla. – The Northern Michigan University volleyball team won its second match of the day on Friday (Sep. 6) at the University of West Florida Invite. The Wildcats shut out the University of Southern Indiana, 3-0.
NMU won the first set, 25-22 before a thrilling second set, winning 30-28. The Wildcats closed out the match with a 25-13 advantage in the third.
Senior Lina Lopes once again led all players with 19 kills, 18 digs and added two service aces. Sophomore Alex Berger tallied 14 digs and senior Kellisha Harley added 11. NMU finished with 50 kills as a team for a .276 attack percentage. Harley also had 37 assists on the evening. Defensively, freshman Bridget Bussell led the way with four block assists, contributing to the team's 12.
The Screaming Eagles were led by Lauren DeShaney and Abbey Winter with nine kills each. Kayla Heldman had 19 digs and Jorae Bradbury set up the offense with 29 assists. USI finished with 33 total kills for a .173 attack percentage.
The Wildcats face Missouri S&T at 3 p.m. and West Florida at 8 p.m. on Saturday (Sep. 7) to close out the tournament.
Live stats are available for both matches. A video stream is available for the match against West Florida.
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