The University of Minnesota, Morris volleyball team had four hitters with 10 or more kills in defeating Northwestern 21-25, 25-23, 25-22, 25-20 on Friday, Oct. 5 at home. Emily Auch with 13 kills and Jennifer Schmidt with 12 kills led the way for the Cougars offensively.
Allie Humphrey had a season high 10 kills to help the Cougars. Abby Tietz added 11 kills as the fourth player to have more than 10 kills in the match.
Kaylie Clark had 20 digs and Auch had 12 to help the defense. Minnesota Morris had 54 digs, which helped raise money for breast cancer research on the "Dig Pink" night.
Hannah Knot was big at the net with four solo blocks and three block assists. It was the most solo blocks in a single match in Knot's career.
The first set had nine tied scores and six lead changes as Northwestern went one set to none.
It was just as tight in the second set with eight ties and six lead changes, but it was UMM who scored two points off attack errors to end the set. Schmidt and Humphrey teamed up on the block to give the Cougars the set two victory.
The score was tied four times in set three, but the Cougars never trailed winning 25-22.
In set four UMM went up 3-0 and never let the Eagles tie it up winning the fourth set