Middle blocker Kayla Erickson continued her outstanding play with a match high 15 kills and a .737 attack percentage as Western Washington University swept Minnesota State University Mankato, 25-23, 25-14, 25-12, in second-day action Friday at the fourth annual Western Oregon University Invitational Volleyball Tournament in Monmouth, Ore.
The Vikings, ranked No.17 in the American Volleyball Coaches Association/NCAA Division II Preseason Top 25 Poll, are 3-0 in the season-opening tournament, all of them sweeps. It was the season opener for MSUM.
"I was just real pleased in looking at how efficient we were today," WWU coach Diane Flick said in a news release. "Not one person had more than one hitting error."
Middle blocker Emily Boerger had seven kills in 10 attempts with no errors and setter Taylor Dillard had a match-best 22 assists along with four digs, three blocks and one kill.
"Taylor did a great job of distributing the ball and making sure that our hitters are in a great place to hit," Flick said.
Erickson's three-match totals are 38 kills on .548 hitting and 11 blocks, all team highs.