HOUGHTON, Mich. -- Northern Michigan University faced the 7th ranked team in the country in the second match of the Keweenaw Classic, but fell to University of Minnesota-Duluth 3-0.
Despite keeping each set competitive, the Wildcats were unable to pull out the upset. The Bulldogs captured the victory 25-22, 25-22 and 25-17.
Senior Madison Whitehead (Altoona, Wisc.) and freshman Leticia Antunes Florianopolis, Brazil/Colegio Ofelia Fonseca) paced the NMU offense with 10 kills each. Whitehead added four block assists while Antunes chipped in with seven digs and a solo block.
Senior Jamie Hogeboom (Grand Haven, Mich.) posted 33 assists and an ace. Junior Rachel Braunschweig (Alamo, Calif./San Ramon Valley/Cape Fear CC) finished the match with a team-high 15 digs.
The Wildcats fall to 4-2 on the season with Minnesota-Duluth improving to 5-1 on the year. NMU returns to action on Saturday for day two of the Keweenaw Classic to take on St. Cloud State University at 1 p.m. and Bemidji State University at 5 p.m.