Vikings win fifth straight, sweep Cal State Stanislaus at SPU Classic

Nicola Parker

Sept. 6, 2003

Box Score

SEATTLE, Wash. - Middle blocker Kristy Carstensen (Jr., Puyallup) had 13 kills and libero Nicola Parker (Sr., Auburn) had 21 digs, both match highs, as the Western Washington University volleyball team swept Cal State Stanislaus, 30-15, 30-23, 30-22, at the Seattle Pacific University Comfort Suites Classic on Saturday at Royal Brougham Pavilion.

It was the fifth straight win for the Vikings, now 5-1 and ranked a school-best No.6 in the American Volleyball Coaches Association NCAA Division II Top 25. They also got 12 kills from outside hitter Rachelle Cooper (Jr., Port Orchard/South Kitsap) and 13 and 12 digs, respectively, from outside hitters Brianna Murray (Jr., Everett/Cascade) and Jamie Petersen (So., Kent/Kentwood). Petersen also had nine kills.

Western opened the tourney Friday with a sweep of Cal State Dominguez Hills. CSUS remained winless in three matches this season. Lori Roos and Jackie Coudert led the Warriors with team highs of eight kills and 14 digs, respectively.

Western middle blocker Meghan Evoy (Jr., Olympia/Capital) had nine kills and two blocks, moving into sole possession of 10th place among school career leaders in blocks with 178.

Viking setter Liz Bishop (Sr., Seattle/Mount Rainier) had 46 assists, going over the 3,300 mark for her career (3,302), and three service aces.

Western scored six straight points for a 27-14 lead in game one. The Vikings scored the last six points in game two and notched the first eight points in game three.

The Vikings meet NCAA I-AA UC Davis at 4:30 p.m. today in their last match of the tourney.