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    Jessica Holloway
    Jessica Holloway led NU to victory with 18 kills and 15 digs. (file photo)
    Sept. 26, 1997

    Northwestern Takes Iowa in Five Games

    Jessica Holloway has the distinction as one of the strongest athletes on campus-male or female. As far as Wildcats go, there are only five other weighing under 185 pounds that can squat 350 pounds, and they are all football players.

    She needed this kind of strength on Friday as she carried Northwestern's women's volleyball team on her back to a hard fought victory over the Unversity of Iowa. NU came through in five games, 8-15, 15-10, 6-15, 15-12, 15-12. Northwestern improves to 10-2 on the year, while Iowa falls to 7-5.

    Holloway, a junior, had 18 kills 15 digs for the Wildcats, both match highs. The 18 kills was one away from tying her career high of 19, acquired her freshman year. Helping her out was senior Sharon Fisk and freshman Carmen Burbach, who had 16 and 10 kills, respectively. Setter Liz Renius assisted 50 of her team's 67 kills.

    Iowa got strong performances of their own from Jennifer Bell (16 kills and 13 digs) and Jordan Schultz (14 kills and nine digs). But the Hawkeyes were out hit (.188 to .152), outdug (70-62) and ultimately, out Hollowayed.

    Northwestern returns to action on Sunday at Minnesota.