Northwestern opened the GPAC tournament with a 3-0 victory over Midland on Tuesday, Nov. 10. Game scores of 25-12, 25-19 and 25-17 brought the Raiders’ overall record to 33-0. NW dominated the hitting with .280 while holding Midland to .010.
Senior Bobbie jean Rich hit .400 with eight kills out of 20 attempts. Sophomore Jennie Jansen and seniors Kaitlin Beaver and Hillary Hanno each added seven kills. Beaver also had three ace serves and lofted up 26 assists.
Junior Kate Buyert and sophomore Heather Goehring each added two ace serves, and Hanno and Rich had 14 and 11 digs, respectively.
The top-seeded Raiders were set to host fourth-seeded Hastings on Thursday night, Nov. 11. Results were not available at press time.
The winner of that match will advance to the GPAC Championship match against either Dordt or Doane, and will play on Saturday, Nov. 13, at the site of the top seed.