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Volleyball Wins Pair At North Alabama Invitational

Volleyball Wins Pair At North Alabama Invitational

OVERVIEW – FISK

SCORE: 
Northwood 3, Fisk 0 (25-12, 25-12, 25-13)
RECORDS: Northwood (2-1), Fisk (0-3)
LOCATION: Flowers Hall – Florence, Alabama (University of North Alabama)
RECAP: Northwood cruised to an easy 3-0 win over Fisk in their third match of the North Alabama Invitational.

INSIDE THE MATCH

  • Northwood opened the contest on a 12-2 run and scored six of the final seven points in the first set to take the early advantage
  • Fisk scored the first three points of the second set, but Northwood responded with eight straight points and eight of the final nine points to earn their second straight 25-12 win.
  • The Timberwolves led throughout the final set to finish off the sweep.

MATCH STATS

TOP NU PERFORMERS

  • Allison Getty (Wayland, Mich.): 10 kills, seven digs, .556 attack percentage (10-0-18)
  • Sydney Greulich (Kitchener, Ontario / St. Mary's): Six kills, three aces, .600 attack percentage (6-0-10)
  • A total of four Timberwolves had six kills in the balanced attack

NORTHWOOD NOTES

  • Thirteen different Timberwolves saw action in the match



OVERVIEW – TREVECCA

SCORE: 
Northwood 3, Trevecca 2 (25-20, 24-26, 25-20, 21-25, 19-17)
RECORDS: Northwood (3-1), Trevecca (2-1)
LOCATION: Flowers Hall – Florence, Alabama (University of North Alabama)
RECAP: Northwood finished the opening weekend with a marathon five-set win over Trevecca, capped by a 19-17 win in the fifth.

INSIDE THE MATCH

  • Northwood used a 7-1 run after trailing 4-2 in the opening set to earn a lead they would not give up. Trevecca got no closer than three after the early NU run.
  • NU also got off to a good start in set two, leading 7-2. But Trevecca fought back, eventually levelling the score at 17-17. The two teams went back and forth until Trojans earned the set 26-24.
  • The Timberwolves took the lead for good in the third set early, going up 6-1 to start. NU led by at least three the rest of the set to go up 2-1.
  • In the fourth set, the score was tied 18-18 when the Trojans went on a run. Trevecca scored seven of the final 10 points to force a fifth set.
  • The fifth was extremely close throughout – neither led by more than two points. The Timberwolves had three matches points denied before Trevecca had a match point of their own at 17-16. Northwood responded big, claiming the final three points of the contest to earn the win.

MATCH STATS

TOP NU PERFORMERS

  • Getty: 14 kills, 14 digs, .556 attack percentage (10-0-18)
  • Greulich: 10 kills, seven blocks, two aces
  • Carson Rutherford (Flushing, Mich.): 11 kills, three blocks

NORTHWOOD NOTES

  • NU went 1-3 in five-set matches a year ago.

HEAD COACH DAVID SHUMAKER SAYS

  • "I am very pleased with our weekend. Tournaments can really confirm your strengths and expose your weaknesses early in a season."
  • "It was great to see our returners step up and lead this team. Being a young team, we need their leadership." 
  • "It was great to play and win a five set match.  If we want to grow into a great team, we must learn to win tight matches like that one."
  • "We have a long way to go, but this was a great start to the season." 

UP NEXT

  • Northwood will travel to Detroit for the Wayne State Invitational September 9-10.