WWU Vikings

WWU volleyball sweeps Alaska Fairbanks

Middle blocker Kayla Erickson had a match-high 12 kills with just two errors in 21 attempts for a .476 attack percentage as nationally ranked Western Washington University cruised to a 25-17,25-13,25-14, victory over University of Alaska Fairbanks in a Great Northwest Athletic Conference volleyball match Thursday at Sam Carver Gymnasium on the WWU campus.

The Vikings, No. 10 in the American Volleyball Coaches Association NCAA Division II Coaches Top 25 Poll, improved to 8-3 overall and 1-1 in the GNAC in bouncing back from five-set loss to Alaska Anchorage on Tuesday.

UAF fell to 0-10 overall and 0-2 in the GNAC, suffering its seventh consecutive three-set sweep. San Harthun and Brooke Matttice each had seven kills for the Nanooks.

After trailing 3-2 in the opening set, WWU responded with an 8-4 charge to take an 11-6 lead. The Nanooks twice pulled to within two, the last time at 16-14, but the Vikings scored the next five points to put the set away.