MOREHEAD, Ky. – While earning All-America honors during her playing days at Northern Kentucky University, Liz (Holmes) Hart would get everyone's attention with her thunderous attacks. Her powerful spikes resulted in 1,850 career kills, the most in Norse history.
Now the head coach at NKU, Hart is helping the unbeaten Norse make a lot of early-season noise in their inaugural campaign as an NCAA Division I member.
NKU improved to 7-0 Saturday by defeating Evansville, 26-24, 23-25, 25-22, 26-24, in the Comfort Inn and Suites Invitational. Kelly Morrissey collected 18 kills and attacked at a .385 clip to spark the Norse.
Morrissey also added 14 digs and four block assists to earn tournament most valuable player honors. During the two-day event, Morrissey collected 33 kills as NKU defeated host Morehead State, Alabama A&M and Evansville.