Norse flash past Thomas More

The Northern Kentucky University Volleyball team swept three straight sets against visiting opponent Thomas More College, with 25-16, 25-21, and 25-19 Sept. 3 at Regents Hall.

This was the first game NKU (3-2) has played against Thomas More(3-2) since October 2, 2001.

“I never know if we are going to win until the last point” said head Coach Carlos Chia “I knew we were going come out and play as best we could. They are the same level as we are.”

Thomas More made the Norse work for their win, keeping up with them most of the game.

“I knew we would have to serve tough tonight because of their fast offense” Thomas More’s head Coach John Spinney said after the game. “We didn’t start playing hard until the second and third sets but NKU has a really fast offense and we just couldn’t keep up but we tried.”

Norse sophomore Kim Nemcek led the game with thirteen kills, eight digs, and two aces.

“Kim had a nice game. She can run her offense.” Chia said.

Also adding to the game was Kelsey Wesaw who had eight kills, and Noelle Peterson and Kristina Eisenmenger, who each had six kills.

“We are still working on our lineup. All three games I shuffled around players. I want a set lineup for the conference games.” Chia said.

The Norse hit the road Sept. 5, to play in the two-day Charleston (W. Va.) Tournament. They will face both Concord and West Virginia State in the first day and Charleston (W. Va.) and Glenville State on the Sept. 6.

Chia is excited about the tournament.

“We are ready for this weekend. There are some good teams there,” he said. “We haven’t had a chance to practice because we have been playing and getting ready for conference play but we will do fine.”

The next home game for NKU is Sept. 19 as they will face Great Lakes Valley Conference rival Saint Joseph’s.

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