NKU rolls past St. Joseph’s, 3-0

HIGHLAND HEIGHTS, Ky. – Maggie Pugh finished with 17 kills and a .389 hitting percentage Saturday afternoon as the Northern Kentucky University volleyball team defeated Saint Joseph’s College, 30-17, 30-23, 30-24, in Regents Hall.

Kristin Koralewski recorded a double-double with 10 kills and 13 digs as the Norse improved to 8-7 overall, 5-2 in the Great Lakes Valley Conference. Nicole Salisbury added eight kills and 13 digs for the Norse. NKU hit .457 in the first game and rolled to a 30-17 victory. Koralewski converted all five of her attack attempts in the first game and

added two service aces.

Pugh collected seven kills in the second game, and she added six kills in the third game. For the match, Pugh converted 17 of 36 attempts with just three errors.

Sara Taylor finished with 48 assists for the Norse, while Kaliana Kalache had six kills. Jill Ryan led Saint Joseph’s (7-8 overall, 4-2 GLVC) with 14 kills.

The Norse will play host to the West Virginia Intercollegiate Athletic Conference/GLVC Crossover Tournament next weekend (Oct. 11-12) in Regents Hall. NKU will play Wheeling Jesuit University at 6 p.m. Friday.