Outside hitter Marlayna Geary posted her 10th double-double in kills and digs this season as nationally ranked Western Washington University took over sole possession of first place in the league standings, sweeping University of Alaska Fairbanks 25-18, 25-19, 25-17 in a Great Northwest Athletic Conference volleyball match Thursday, Oct. 4, in Fairbanks, Alaska.
The Vikings, ranked No. 16 in this week's coaches' Top 25 Poll, improved to 13-2 overall and are atop the GNAC standings at 6-1.
UAF fell to 2-10 overall and 0-6 in league play, losing for the 10th straight time.
"We sputtered a little, but we got into a good sideout game and a very patient game," WWU coach Diane Flick said in a news release. "It wasn't our best match, but it was a good solid match."
Geary had 10 kills and 14 digs, both match highs. She moved into fourth place among WWU career kill leaders, upping her total to 1,191.
Kayla Erickson and Kelsey Moore each had four blocks for the Vikings, who held UAF to a .017 hitting percentage. Erickson also had eight blocks and Moore seven.