MARQUETTE, Mich. -- Northern Michigan University's Volleyball team defeated Davenport University 3-0 for the Wildcats' second sweep of the weekend.
NMU overwhelmed the Panthers early, jumping out to a 5-0 lead on their way to a 25-11 first-set victory. DU got closer in the second set, but NMU again overpowered the guests, winning the set 25-14. In the third set, NMU got up 24-15, but the Panthers would rally, pulling within 24-21 before senior Madison Whitehead (Altoona, Wisc.) killed the match point, giving NMU a 25-21 third-set and, match, victory.
Senior Jami Hogeboom (Grand Haven, Mich.) chipped in with 32 assists. Sophomore Gabriela Martinez (Vega Baja, Puerto Rico/) led the Wildcats with three aces and junior Autumn Monsma (Grand Haven, Mich.) added two.
Defensively, Monsma led the squad with 13 digs. Antunes and junior Rachel Braunschweig (Alamo, Calif./San Ramon Valley/Cape Fear CC) aided the effort with nine digs each. Martinez also notched eight digs.
At the net, the Wildcats continued their season-long success as they posted seven blocks, led by Chosa's three assisted blocks and one solo block. Whitehead contributed two block assists and a solo block. Hogeboom and redshirt sophomore Sarah Kuehn (Green Bay, Wisc./De Pere) got in on the action, as both posted two block assists.
In addition to the seven blocks, the Wildcats forced the Panthers into just a .030 hitting percentage. In the first set, DU would hit in the negative, finishing with a -.086 hitting percentage.
NMU improves to 16-6 overall, 8-3 in the GLIAC while Davenport fell to 9-13, 5-6 in the league. Northern Michigan will next head to Lake Superior State University Friday looking to repeat a sweep over LSSU from earlier this season.