Middle blocker Kayla Erickson had a match-high 14 kills with a .458 attack efficiency as Western Washington University defeated Seattle Pacific University 25-22, 25-11, 25-12 in a Great Northwest Athletic Conference volleyball contest Saturday, Sept. 15, at Sam Carver Gymnasium.
The Vikings, ranked No.14 in the latest American Volleyball Coaches Association NCAA Division II Coaches' Poll, improved to 9-1 overall with their fifth straight victory and are 2-0 in the GNAC.
SPU, which fell to 4-7 overall and 1-1 in the GNAC with its sixth loss in the last eight matches, was led by the 10 kills of outside hitter Cailin Fellows.
"We had a good balanced attack again, which is how we have to play to be successful," said WWU head coach Diane Flick (13th year, 258-71). "There's still a lot we can learn from this match."
The first set was the only tight one of the match, as the score was tied at 18-18 before the Vikings asserted control with six straight points, with middle blocker Emily Boerger notching two kills and a block in the charge.
The Vikings travel to Northwest Nazarene for a GNAC match at 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 20.