Western gets sweep at Seattle U.
Sept. 14, 2006
SEATTLE, Wash. - Outside hitter Jaime Anderson (Jr., SeaTac/Mount Rainier) had a match-high 12 kills with a .346 attack percentage and 15 digs and libero Courtney Schneider (Jr., Snohomish) had a match-high 29 digs as Western Washington University swept Seattle University, 30-27, 30-22, 30-28, in a Great Northwest Athletic Conference volleyball match Thursday at Connolly Center.
The Vikings improved to 7-4 overall and 3-0 in league play with their fifth straight victory, the last four by sweeps.
Seattle suffered just its fourth loss in 13 matches this season and fell to 0-2 in the GNAC. The Redhawks got team highs of 11 kills from Nikole Thompson and 28 digs from Melissa Mulick.
"We really had a balanced attack tonight," said Western coach Diane Flick. "Our outside hitters had 21 kills and our middles had 18, many of them with really high percentages."
Schneider upped her three-year career dig total to 1,425. She needs 11 more to break the school record of 1,435 held by Nicola Parker (2000-03).
Western scored six straight points, five on the serve of Angie Alvord (So., Laurel/Meridian), to take a 21-15 lead in game one and held on as the Redhawks twice pulled to within one point.
The second game was tied 16-16, but Western used a 7-3 run to pull away. Neither team ever led by more than three in the third game, with the Vikings closing out the match with back-to-back kills by Roma and Anderson.
Western is at Seattle Pacific on Saturday (7 p.m.) for a GNAC counter.
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