NAU Volleyball Vs. Northern Colorado

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Posted: Wednesday, November 14, 2018 1:00 pm

In attempts to keep their impressive winning streak alive, the NAU girls volleyball team matches up agains Northern Colorado for a Saturday night game. The Lumberjacks are without a doubt the favorite team heading into this match up strictly looking at the team records; however, no team can be taken for granted.

The first set starts with an explosive reaction from both teams who clearly want to win. Aggressive performances from both sides of the court provide an entertaining start for the Lumberjacks fan base. The score continues to grow for both teams before NAU is able to steal the set with a 25-22 victory making the match 1-0.

Showing similar performances from the first set, the teams continue to battle for the overall victory on the day. The teams appear to be evenly matched as the score fluctuates and continues to progress. The effort from Northern Colorado is being showcased as the take the lead late in the second set. They are eventually able to close off the score tying the match 1-1 with a 25-21 victory for Northern Colorado.

Pushing on to the third set, the energy form in the gym is just as high as when the game started. The match up continues to prove competitive; however, NAU holds a lead. As the Lumberjacks reach 20 points, the momentum appears to change. They close off the set with a 25-19 win bringing NAU one step closer to eight straight victories with a 2-1 advantage over Northern Colorado.

Looking to close off the match, NAU aggressively enters the fourth set. Shortly into the start of play, things do not seem to be going the right way for the Lumberjacks. They continue to battle stay close to Northern Colorado on the score board; however, their offensive efforts are showcased confirming a 2-2 match after the visiting team closes off the fourth set 25-22.

The final set will determine the better team on the NAU campus. Despite the change in line up at the start of the match, the Lumberjacks are able to preserver over the challenge and secure their eight straight win with a 15-6 set win. NAU scrapes by Northern Colorado in a fantastic match up yielding a 3-2 final score.