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Friday October 7, 2022
NMU Volleyball Faces Central On Mackinac Island


The NMU volleyball team took to the court for the first time this season on Saturday against the Central Michigan University (CMU) Chippewas. This exhibition match was the first-ever collegiate volleyball match on Mackinac Island.

The 'Cats fell in the Match on the Mack to the Chippewas with a final score of 3-0.

Central took the first set 25-16. Northern kept up with Central and tied the game at the beginning (5-5). The 'Cats fought a hard battle posting 13 kills. Jacqueline Smith had her name tied to five of those kills.

The 'Cats started to find their rhythm in the second set. They found the early lead but still could not find the win, falling 25-14. 

NMU rallied hard but fell 25-20. Meghan Meyer followed up quickly with a strong kill. Rayne Thompson followed up with her first-ever collegiate point as she ended with five total attempts in this set.


The team will host the NMU Open on Aug. 25-27, 2022. 

Game times are below:

Thursday, Aug. 25 at 7 p.m. vs. Minnesota-Crookston

Friday, Aug. 26 at 1 p.m. vs. Cedarville

Friday, Aug. 26 at 7 p.m. vs. Upper Iowa

Saturday, Aug. 27 at 7 p.m. vs. Bemidji State

All of the matches will be broadcast on WUPT-FM (100.3 The Point) and www.rrnsports.com.

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