WWU volleyball takes sole possession of first in GNAC


Middle blocker Emily Boerger had 11 kills with just one error in 16 attempts for a .625 attack percentage and added a match-high six blocks as nationally ranked Western Washington University took over sole possession of first place by rallying to defeat University of Alaska Anchorage, 22-25, 25-17, 25-15, 25-15, in a Great Northwest Athletic Conference volleyball match in Anchorage, Alaska.

The Vikings, ranked No. 10 in the latest Division II Top 25 Poll, improved to 20-3 overall with their sixth straight win and are now all alone atop the conference standings at 13-2.

UAA had a three-match winning streak snapped as it fell to 18-9 overall and 12-3 in conference play.

Outside hitter Kayla Erickson led WWU with 13 kills on .400 hitting and Rachel Roeder had 12 kills. Erickson also had five blocks.

Libero Samantha Hutchinson had 27 digs for the Vikings and setter Taylor Dillard had 48 assists. Both were match bests.

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