HOUGHTON, MICH. – The Northwood University volleyball team dropped a 3-1 match at Michigan Tech Friday night (November 7). Set scores were 21-25, 25-19, 25-17, 26-24.
Northwood falls to 6-17 overall, 3-13 in the GLIAC. Michigan Tech improves to 10-16 overall, 7-10 in the GLIAC.
The Timberwolves took a 1-0 lead after the first set thanks to a strong finish. Northwood scored nine of the final 12 points to take the set 25-21. Northwood hit. 206 in the set (14-7-34) while Michigan Tech finished at .053 (11-9-38).
MTU took the second and third sets, thanks to a solid offensive attack. The Huskies hit .381 in the second (11-3-21) and .226 in the third (12-5-31). Meanwhile, Northwood hit .111 (10-7-27) and .100 (8-5-100) in the sets.
The fourth set featured a wild finish. It appeared the Huskies were well on their way to an easy set win, leading Northwood 23-18. But the Timberwolves fought their way back, scoring six straight points to earn a set point at 24-23. MTU, responded, however, scoring the final three points to close out the match. The Timberwolves out-hit the Huskies in the set .186-.122 and held a 14-12 edge in kills.
For the match, the two teams had similar numbers on offense. Both teams finished with 46 kills overall and nearly the same number of errors (NU 25, MTU 24). Northwood held a 6-4 edge in blocks as well. MTU's big advantage in the match came in serving, where the Huskies had one more ace (6-5) and five fewer errors (12-7).
Krysta Kramer (Lansing, Mich./Grand Ledge) led the way for Northwood, finishing with 14 kills and 10 digs. Allison Getty (Wayland, Mich.) had 12 kills and 11 digs, while Lisa Kisil (Rochester, Mich./Stoney Creek) had a team-high 22 digs.
Northwood will take on Northern Michigan Saturday afternoon (November 8) first serve is set for 4 p.m.