Middle blocker Kayla Erickson had match highs of 12 kills and four block assists as nationally ranked Western Washington University swept Western Oregon University 25-22, 25-14, 25-14 on Saturday, Oct. 12, in a Great Northwest Athletic Conference volleyball match at the New P.E. Building on WOU's campus.
The Vikings (13-1, 6-0 GNAC), ranked No. 7 in the latest American Volleyball Coaches Association/NCAA Division II Top 25 Poll, earned their sixth straight win.
"Again, I was really pleased with how we followed our game plan," said WWU coach Diane Flick in a press release. "We got a good solid match from everyone."
Rachel Roeder and Kelsey Moore each had nine kills and three block solos for the Vikings. Emily Boerger added six kills and three block solos.
WWU libero Samantha Hutchinson contributed 20 digs, and setter Taylor Dillard had 37 assists. Both were match highs.
Trailing 21-19 in game one, WWU scored six of the last seven points for the win. Boerger had three kills and Dillard a service ace during that closing run.
In game two, the Vikings scored six straight points, two on kills by Jennica McPherson, for a 14-8 advantage. They finished with a 10-2 burst for a 2-0 lead.
WWU easily closed out the match as it scored seven of the first 10 points in game three.