Western Washington University had an attack percentage of just .129 as it was swept by Cal Baptist University, 25-11, 28-26, 25-16, in opening-day action Thursday, Sept. 11, at the Great Northwest Athletic Conference/Pacific West Conference Crossover Tournament at Van Dyne Gym in Riverside, Calif..
WWU, which moved up three places to No. 9 in this week’s American Volleyball Coaches Association NCAA Division II Coaches Top 25 Poll, fell to 4-2.
CBU (4-1) hit .352, with Michelle Waber contributing a match-high 13 kills and Jenna Perry adding 10 with just one error in 15 attempts.
The Vikings were led by Kelsey Moore’s 10 kills.
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“We just lost our composure at key times,” WWU head coach Diane Flick said in a press release. “We’re going to go through some growing pains this year, and this was one of them.”
CBU outscored the Vikings, 20-6, in the first set after it was tied at 5-5. Two kills by Rachel Roeder gave WWU a 26-25 lead in the second set, but the Lancers took three straight points for the win. CBU never trailed in the third set.
WWU meets Azusa Pacific (11:15 a.m.) and Dixie State (6 p.m.) on Friday, and Point Loma (5 p.m.) on Saturday.