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Wolves Take Down Golden Eagles in Three
October 12, 2007

Contact: Mitch Bakken- Sports Information Director (218) 281-8414

(Crookston, Minn.)- The University of Minnesota, Crookston and Northern State University met for the final time this evening at Lysaker Gymnasium on the UMC campus. Both teams struggled offensively with neither team hitting above .220 in any game. For the match, the Wolves had a .154 attack percentage to the Golden Eagles .078, which helped earned Northern State a 3-0 (23-30, 26-30, 32-34) NSIC victory.


The Golden Eagles opened the match with the team’s worst offensive performance of the night. Northern State had its most efficient offensive output of the night which set the pace for the match. The Wolves slumped for the rest of the match but held off a Golden Eagle surge late in game three. In game three, UMC was down 26-28 but rallied to tie the game several times. Unfortunately, it was the Wolves who tightened up defensively to take the game 34-32 and the match victory.


Amber Meyer (Fr., MH, Paxton, Neb.) led the Golden Eagles with 10 kills, one block solo and three assisted blocks. Theresa Crance (Sr., MH, Timber Lake, S.D.) had eight kills through the first two games and finished with nine kills overall and a .316 attack percentage. Allison Zajicek (Jr., MH, Beatrice, Neb.) finished the match with eight kills and four assisted blocks. Cassie Yates (Jr., S, Buffalo, Minn.) tallied 33 assists and played big at the net recording one solo block and three assisted blocks. Jaclyn Slepicka (So., Libero, Crystal Lake, Ill.) had 18 digs to lead all players and recorded three service aces.


Northern State's Emily Knaeble led all attackers with 11 kills, three service aces and two assisted blocks. Kelsey Aden had 10 kills to go with her one solo block and four assisted blocks. Megan Gilbraith led the setters with 38 assists and Heather Galich was dominant from the service line recording five aces.


The University of Minnesota, Crookston now has an overall record of 4-17 and is 2-9 in the NSIC. Northern State University ups their record is 10-9 overall and 5-6 in NSIC play. The Golden Eagles return to the court tomorrow afternoon to battle the University of Mary Marauders at Lysaker Gymnasium. Game time is set for 4:00 p.m.


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The University of Minnesota, Crookston is a NCAA Division II Institution and a member of the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference (NSIC). Golden Eagle Hockey is a member of the Midwest Collegiate Hockey Association (MCHA). The Golden Eagle Equestrian team is a member of the Intercollegiate Horse Show Association (IHSA).