Middle blocker Kayla Erickson and outside hitter Marlayna Geary each had a match-high 13 kills as Western Washington University bounced back from a tough road loss by sweeping Saint Martin's University, 25-11, 25-14, 25-18, in a Great Northwest Athletic Conference volleyball match Thursday at Sam Carver Gymnasium on the WWU campus.
The victory followed a four-set loss last Saturday at Central Washington for the Vikings, ranked No. 17 in the lates poll. They improved to 11-2 overall and 4-1 in the GNAC.
It was the 27th straight win for WWU over Saint Martin's, which fell to 3-5 overall and 1-2 in league play. The Vikings hold a 48-5 series advantage, last losing to the Saints in 1998.
Erickson had a .478 hitting percentage and Geary served a match-high six aces. Opposite-side hitter Jennica McPherson hit .625 with five kills and six digs.
WWU libero Samantha Hutchinson contributed 19 digs and setter Laurie Yearout had 31 assists, both match-highs.