Aurora, Ill. -- Northern Michigan University's volleyball team defeated McKendree University 3-1 for their second victory of the Midwest Region Crossover.
After dropping the first set 25-23, NMU responded with a 25-22 second set victory. They then followed it with a 26-24 victory in the third set and won the match after a 25-19 victory in set four.
Pacing the Wildcats was freshman Leticia Antunes (Florianopolis, Brazil/Colegio Ofelia Fonseca), who finished with 14 kills and 15 digs for her fifth double-double in the last six matches.
Senior Madison Whitehead (Altoona, Mich.) also posted 14 kills and added eight block assists.
Junior Rachel Braunschweig (Alamo, Calif./San Ramon Valley/Cape Fear CC) led the team with 18 digs and tied with sophomore Gabriela Martinez (Vega Baja, Puerto Rico/Colegio Marista/Puerto Rico, Río Piedras) with two aces.
Redshirt sophomore Sarah Kuehn (Green Bay, Wisc./De Pere) finished the match with a team-best 10 block assists and added a solo block to her day.
With the win, NMU improves to 14-6 while McKendree fell to 15-5 on the season. The Wildcats will now return to Vandament Arena to take on Purdue University-Northwest Friday.