LOCK HAVEN, PA. – The Northwood University volleyball team ??? a pair of matches to conclude the Lock Haven Invitational Saturday afternoon (September 6). The Timberwolves opened the day with a hard-fought 3-2 win over Californa (PA) before posting a 3-0 win against Bloomfield.
Northwood concludes the weekend with a 3-1 record.
NORTHWOOD 3, CALIFORNIA (PA) 2 – 23-25, 25-20, 25-18, 13-25, 15-7
The Timberwolves started their day with a seesaw match against the Vulcans. Cal won a tight first set 25-23, but the final four sets were all decided by at least five points. Northwood claimed the next two sets 25-20 and 25-18 to go up 2-1, but the Vulcans bounced back with a 25-13 win in the fourth. It was all Northwood in the final set, as the Timberwolves claimed the match thanks to taking the fifth 15-7.
For the match, Northwood hit .204 (56-25-152), while Cal finished at .176 (50-25-142). Cal, which reached the NCAA Regional finals a year ago, finished with a 71-61 advantage in digs, while the Timberwolves held an 8-6 edge in blocks.
Three Timberwolves finished in double figures in kills, led by junior Krysta Kramer (Lansing, Mich./Grand Ledge). She finished with 13 kills and nine digs. Allison Getty (Wayland, Mich.) added 12 kills, 10 digs and three blocks, while Chelsea Watson (Bowling Green, Ohio/Niagara) had 11 kills and three blocks. Erin Hoomaian (Novi, Mich.) finished with match-highs in both digs (24) and aces (3).
NORTHWOOD 3, BLOOMFIELD 0 – 25-20, 25-11, 25-20
Northwood posted their third straight win thanks to another solid effort on the offensive end. The Timberwolves hit .300 overall (44-14-100) in the match while holding Bloomfield to a .032 (23-20-95) mark. The Timberwolves were particularly efficient in the second set, hitting .538 while not committing an error. Getty had her best match as a Timberwolf, finishing with 14 kills and just two errors on 27 attempts (.444). Meghan Cleary (Howell, Mich./Farmington Hills Mercy) and Kramer and nine and eight kills, respectively.
The Timberwolves will open the home portion of their schedule as well as GLIAC play this Friday (September 12) when they take on Northern Michigan. First serve is set for 7 p.m.