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    Aug. 29, 1997

    Volleyball Opens Season with Win

    RALEIGH, N.C. -- The Northwestern volleyball team opened the 1997 with a win, defeating Akron 3-1 (15-7, 10-15, 15-12, 15-1) at the Wolfpack Challenge Friday evening.

    Carmen Burbach led the Wildcats with 18 kills whileJessica Holloway added 15 and Sarah Strauss had 11. Liz Renius led the Wildcats with 53 assists.

    Northwestern will start the second day of competition Saturday against Georgetown at 10 a.m. and will close out the tournament against N.C. State, also on Saturday, at 7:30 p.m.