Wildcats Fall to Davenport

Wildcats Fall to Davenport

MARQUETTE, Mich. – The Northern Michigan University Volleyball team hosted Davenport University in a Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference contest on Homecoming but fell to the Panthers 3-0.

  SET SCORES

 The Wildcats kept the first set close but the guests held on to claim it 25-23. The Panthers came out strong in the second set and captured a 25-15 victory. NMU rebounded in the third set and kept the set tight but once again DU held on and won it 25-22.

  KUEHN LEADS THE OFFENSE

 Junior Sarah Kuehn (Green Bay, Wis./De Pere) led the Wildcats offense with 14 kills, hitting at a .440 clip. Senior Autumn Monsma (Grand Haven, Mich.) added nine kills.

Senior Maggie Liebeck (Luxemburg, Wis./Luxemburg-Casco) and sophomore Leticia Antunes (Florianopolis, Brazil/Colegio Ofelia Fonseca) aided the effort with five each.

  A PAIR SETS IT UP

 Senior Lynzi Svoboda (Minneapolis, Minn./Minneapolis Southwest) finished with a team-high 16 assists. Freshman Abby Fortune (Appleton, Wis./Appleton North) chipped in with 14 assists on the day.

  THE DEFENSE

 Antunes paced the defensive backline with 12 digs while freshman Alli Yacko (Oak Lawn, Ill.) posted 11. Monsma notched nine and senior Rachel Braunschweig (Alamo, Calif./San Ramon Valley) had eight.

At the net, Kuehn finished with three block assists. Antunes and sophomore Cierra Martinez (Arvada, Colo./Ralston Valley) both tallied two block assists.

  UP NEXT

 The Wildcats fell to 10-5 on the year and 2-5 in the conference while the Panthers moved to 9-7 overall and 4-3 in league play. NMU will hit the road next weekend to face Ashland University Friday night and Wayne State University Saturday afternoon.