The Independent Student Newspaper of Northern Kentucky University.

The Northerner

Creamer leads volleyball to 3-0 victory

NKU%27s+Keely+Creamer+jumps+up+to+kill+the+ball+across+the+net+during+NKU%27s+3-0+victory+over+Kennesaw+St.+NKU+defeated+Kennesaw+State+3-0+at+Regents+Hall+on+NKU+Campus+on+Nov.+14%2C+2014.
NKU's Keely Creamer jumps up to kill the ball across the net during NKU's 3-0 victory over Kennesaw St. NKU defeated Kennesaw State 3-0 at Regents Hall on NKU Campus on Nov. 14, 2014.

NKU's Keely Creamer jumps up to kill the ball across the net during NKU's 3-0 victory over Kennesaw St. NKU defeated Kennesaw State 3-0 at Regents Hall on NKU Campus on Nov. 14, 2014.

Kody Kahle

Kody Kahle

NKU's Keely Creamer jumps up to kill the ball across the net during NKU's 3-0 victory over Kennesaw St. NKU defeated Kennesaw State 3-0 at Regents Hall on NKU Campus on Nov. 14, 2014.

Carrie Crotzer, Sports Editor

Hang on for a minute...we're trying to find some more stories you might like.


Email This Story






NKU Volleyball dominated a tough Kennesaw State Friday night, picking up a 3-0 win against the Owls, and securing a bid to the Atlantic Sun Conference Championships in their first year of eligibilty.

Keely Creamer led the Norse with 14 kills and a .647 hitting percentage.

“Keely is so athletic, she’s able to do so many things for us, so I’m not surprised she hit .700 or something like that,” Head Coach Liz Hart said after the game. “She did a great job terminating the ball, so we were able to move her around.”

The game was quite the turn-around from the first match-up between Kennesaw and NKU, as the Owls dominated in a 3-1 victory over the Norse earlier this season.

“The first time we played Kennesaw they kind of showed us up a little bit, so I was ready to go tonight,” Creamer said. “I wanted so badly to beat them and get revenge.”

NKU's Jayden Julian jumps up to hit the ball across the net during NKU's 3-0 victory over Kennesaw St. NKU defeated Kennesaw State 3-0 at Regents Hall on NKU Campus on Nov. 14, 2014.

Kody Kahle
NKU’s Jayden Julian jumps up to hit the ball across the net during NKU’s 3-0 victory over Kennesaw St. NKU defeated Kennesaw State 3-0 at Regents Hall on NKU Campus on Nov. 14, 2014.

NKU came out strong in the first set dominating a 25-11 win. Kennesaw’s first point in the set would be the only time in the game that the Owls would lead. In the set,Creamer would go four for four on kills.

The second set took a turn though as the Owls would go on a late 7 point run before Creamer would pick up a kill that led the Norse to their final four points of the set, winning 25-21.

NKU would pick up the final set of the night, 25-17, in much of the same manor of the second set.

“I felt like we did a good job being resilient,” Hart said. “I felt like there was a huge difference when they got us out of system, and maybe not as clean with the ball as we could have been. But we were resilient.”

Outside hitter Jayden Julian also commented on the toughness of Kennesaw.

“We definitely knew Kennesaw wasn’t going to go down without a fight, so we just had to have a great energy, and it was great to have a big crowd here.

With the win, NKU moves to 17-10 overall and 6-7 in the A-Sun Conference.

The Norse next take on USC Upstate as part of Senior Night on Saturday, Nov. 15 at 3 p.m.

Print Friendly, PDF & Email

Comments

comments

Navigate Right
Navigate Left
  • Creamer leads volleyball to 3-0 victory

    Game Coverage

    Norse women fall to Indiana

  • Creamer leads volleyball to 3-0 victory

    Game Coverage

    Gallery: Two Norse score 20 in victory over EKU

  • Creamer leads volleyball to 3-0 victory

    Game Coverage

    ETSU gets revenge, defeat Norse in second match-up of the season

  • Creamer leads volleyball to 3-0 victory

    Game Coverage

    Norse fall to Austin Peay in closing seconds

  • Creamer leads volleyball to 3-0 victory

    Game Coverage

    #NorseNotebook NKU defensive-minded team with high powered offense

  • Creamer leads volleyball to 3-0 victory

    Game Coverage

    McDonald reaches 1,000 career points in win over Morehead State

  • Creamer leads volleyball to 3-0 victory

    Game Coverage

    Norse crush Berea 112-33

  • Creamer leads volleyball to 3-0 victory

    Game Coverage

    Norse grab first victory of the season

  • Creamer leads volleyball to 3-0 victory

    Game Coverage

    Gallery: Norse comeback falls short against Colonials

  • Creamer leads volleyball to 3-0 victory

    Game Coverage

    Holland named Horizon League Player of the Week

The Independent Student Newspaper of Northern Kentucky University.
Creamer leads volleyball to 3-0 victory