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Volleyball Goes 1-1 At North Alabama To Open Season

Volleyball Goes 1-1 At North Alabama To Open Season

OVERVIEW – MARTIN METHODIST

SCORE: 
Northwood 3, Martin Methodist 0 (25-12, 25-18, 26-24)
RECORDS: Northwood (1-0), Martin Methodist (0-1)
LOCATION: Flowers Hall – Florence, Alabama (University of North Alabama)
RECAP: Northwood gave new head coach David Shumaker a win in his debut leading the Timberwolves, defeating Martin Methodist 3-0 to start play at the North Alabama Invitational

INSIDE THE MATCH

  • Northwood scored 10 of the first 13 points of the match en route to an easy 25-12 win in the opening set.
  • The Timberwolves trailed 13-12 in the second, but NU scored six straight points and the registered the final four points to earn a 25-18 win.
  • Martin Methodist got off to a good start in the third set, going up 12-5 and 15-8 early on. But Northwood used a 9-1 run to tie the score 16-16. NU then scored three of the final four points to close out the match.

MATCH STATS

  • HITTING: Northwood – .220 (45-18-123), Martin Methodist – .030 (21-18-99) 
  • DIGS: Northwood 54 (Sommer VandenBerge – 14), Martin Methodist 54
  • BLOCKS: Northwood 4 (Carson Rutherford – 3), Martin Methodist 0
  • ACES: Northwood 3 (three players – 1), Martin Methodist 1

TOP NU PERFORMERS

  • Allison Getty (Wayland, Mich.): 15 kills, five digs, three aces, .294 attack percentage (15-5-34)
  • Colleen Mayer (Troy, Mich./Avondale): 10 kills, two blocks, .381 attack percentage (10-2-21)
  • Brenna Murphy (Fort Gratiot, Mich. / Port Huron Northern) & Sydney Greulich (Kitchener, Ontario / St. Mary's): Seven Kills each

UP NEXT

  • Northwood will take on Fisk and Trevecca Nazarene to finish the North Alabama Invitational Saturday (September 3).
 
 

OVERVIEW – NORTH ALABAMA

SCORE: 
North Alabama 3, Northwood 1 (22-25, 25-12, 25-18, 25-21)
RECORDS: Northwood (1-1), North Alabama (2-0)
LOCATION: Flowers Hall – Florence, Alabama (University of North Alabama)
RECAP: North Alabama won the final three sets after dropping the opener in a 3-1 victory over Northwood at the UNA Invitational.

INSIDE THE MATCH

  • Northwood hit. .275 (14-3-40) and scored eight of the final 13 points of the first set to earn a 1-0 lead.
  • North Alabama was in control of the second from the start, leading 12-4 early to earn a 25-12 win in the second to level the match.
  • UNA got off to a fast start in the third set as well, going up 12-5 to open play. Northwood fought back to cut the lead down to 15-14, but North Alabama responded with seven straight points to put the set away.
  • Northwood led the fourth set late, holding a 19-18 advantage before the Lions claimed seven of the final nine points to end the contest.

MATCH STATS

  • HITTING: Northwood – .139 (42-22-137), North Alabama – .267 (57-21-135) 
  • DIGS: Northwood 45 (Allison Getty – 13), North Alabama 65
  • BLOCKS: Northwood 8 (Collen Mayer – 5), Martin Methodist 6
  • ACES: Northwood 3 (three players – 1), Martin Methodist 7

TOP NU PERFORMERS

  • Getty: 12 kills, 13 digs
  • Carson Rutherford (Flushing, Mich.): Nine kills, three blocks
  • Mayer: Eight kills, five blocks
  • Greulich: Seven kills, three blocks, .400 attack percentage (7-1-15)

UP NEXT

  • Northwood will take on Fisk and Trevecca Nazarene to finish the North Alabama Invitational Saturday (September 3).