MARQUETTE, Mich. -- Northern Michigan University Volleyball kept the match tight, but was ultimately defeated by #11 Ferris State University in a Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference matchup.
| HOW IT HAPPENED
The Wildcats kept the first set close but ultimately fell 25-23. The ranked Bulldogs then held on to capture 25-19 and 25-17 set victories for the 3-1 match win.
| OFFENSIVE LEADERS
Pacing the NMU squad was junior Sarah Kuehn (Green Bay, Wis./De Pere) with nine kills. Senior Maggie Liebeck (Luxemburg, Wis./Luxemburg-Casco) added eight kills while Sophomore Leticia Antunes (Florianopolis, Brazil/Colegio Ofelia Fonseca) chipped in with seven kills
| DEFENSIVE STAT LEADERS
Antunes also led the defense with 14 digs. Senior Autumn Monsma (Grand Haven, Mich.) posted 12 digs. At the net, Kuehn posted a team-best five total blocks. Senior Lynzi Svoboda (Minneapolis, Minn./Minneapolis Southwest) notched three blocks while Monsma and sophomore Cierra Martinez (Arvada, Colo./Ralston Valley) tallied two each.
| SETTING IT UP
Svoboda finished the match with 27 assists and now has 480 assists on the season, averaging 10.43 a set.
| UP NEXT
With the loss, NMU falls to 9-3 on the season, and 1-3 in GLIAC play while Ferris State improves to 9-3 and 4-0 in the league. The Wildcats will look to rebound Saturday afternoon as they host Northwood University in another GLIAC tilt.