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    Jessica Holloway led NU with 10 kills seven digs. (File photo)
    Oct. 5, 1997

    Wildcat Volleyball Falls 3-1 to #16 Michigan State

    EVANSTON, Ill. -- The Northwestern volleyball team gave 16th-ranked Michigan State a battle, but the Spartans hung on for a 15-6, 12-15, 15-10, 15-6 victory over NU on Sunday. Michigan State improves to 12-5 overall, 2-2 Big Ten. Northwestern falls to 10-5 overall, 1-3 Big Ten.

    For the second time this season, the 'Cats took game two of a match at home against a nationally-ranked opponent. NU also won game two vs. second-ranked Florida back on Sept. 6.

    Jessica Holloway and Sharon Fisk led NU with 10 kills apiece. Holloway led NU with seven digs while Kitty Owen collected a career-high six block assists. The Wildcats, as a team, notched 11 team blocks against the Spartans.

    NU travels to Illinois and Wisconsin next weekend, returning home Oct. 17 to face Indiana and Oct. 19 to face top-ranked Penn State.