Nationally ranked Western Washington University defeated University of Alaska Anchorage, 25-19, 25-19, 25-18, in a Great Northwest Athletic Conference volleyball match Saturday, Oct. 6, in Anchorage, Alaska.
The victory clinched the first sweep of an Alaska road trip by the Vikings since 2007 and snapped a three-match losing streak at UAA. They had split on the trip in each of last four years.
WWU, ranked No. 16 in this week's coaches' Top 25 Poll, improved to 14-2 overall and stayed atop the GNAC standings at 7-1.
The Vikings were led by outside hitter Marlayna Geary, who posted her 11th double-double of the season with a match-high 16 kills and 15 digs. She had a .387 hitting percentage with four errors in 31 attempts and contributed two service aces.
Geary moved past the 1,200 mark in career kills and into third place among WWU leaders with 1,207.
Kelsey Moore had 12 kills for the Vikings.
Geary had six kills as WWU took the first set. The Vikings were helped by five UAA service errors.
Three straight kills by Moore gave WWU a 14-8 lead in set two. A kill and a service ace put the Vikings up 19-14 and they closed out the stanza will kills by Emily Boerger and Jennica McPherson.
Ahead by just one point, 14-13,in set three, WWU scored 10 of the next 12 points and closed out the match with a kill by Moore.