Western Washington University remained unbeaten, but suffered its first game loss of the season, as it defeated Chico State 25-16, 23-25, 25-17, 25-18 following a sweep of Cal State Stanislaus 25-12, 25-15, 25-17 on Friday, Sept. 13, at the seventh Sonoma State University Seawolf Spike Invitational Volleyball Tournament in Rohnert, Calif.
The Vikings, ranked No. 12 in the American Volleyball Coaches Association/NCAA Division II Preseason Top 25 Poll, improved to 6-0. Cal State Stanislaus fell to 1-4 and Chico State dropped to 2-3.
Libero Samantha Hutchinson had 41 digs for the Vikings and setter Taylor Dillard totaled 52 assists, both match highs.
Four WWU players posted double-figure kills, led by Kayla Erickson with 14. Kelsey Moore and Jennica McPherson each had 12, and Emily Boerger 11.
The Vikings won game one with an 8-2 closing burst, but suffered their first setback in game two after being tied at 22-22. They never trailed in winning game three and scored the last seven points in taking the fourth game.
Dillard had a match-high 41 assists for WWU against Cal State Stanislaus and five players had eight or more kills.