Sept. 24, 2005
LACEY, Wash. -
Outside hitters Krystal Knight (Sr., Sumner) and Sarah Primrose (Fr., Issaquah) each had 10 kills, helping Western Washington University to a .425 attack percentage with just eight attack errors as the Vikings swept Saint Martin's University, 30-22, 30-17, 30-15, on Saturday in a Great Northwest Athletic Conference volleyball match at the SMU Pavilion.
The win snapped a two-match losing streak for the Vikings, who improved to 7-6 overall and 3-2 in league play. Knight hit .643 with one error in 14 attempts, and Primrose hit .471 with two errors in 17 attempts.
"One of the things we've been trying to get better at is eliminating errors," said Western coach Diane Flick, "and we only had eight attack errors on the night, which was outstanding."
"We got better in each game, hitting .324, .429 and .560. It was probably one of our most consistent matches of the season."
Middle blocker Tiana Roma (R-Fr., Edmonds/Edmonds-Woodway) had eight kills (.467) for Western and a match-high nine digs and outside hitter Jaime Anderson (So., SeaTac/Mount Rainier) had seven kills (.400) and 12 digs.
Setter Katie Robinson (So., Everson/Nooksack Valley) had seven service aces and libero Courtney Schneider (So., Snohomish) had 14 digs.
Saint Martin's, which is winless in 12 matches this season and 0-6 in league action, hit just .046. Andrea Tarbet and Keana Morrisey each had nine kills for the Saints.
Western, which is 50-3 at home since the 2000 season, hosts Northwest Nazarene University on Thursday (7 p.m.) and Seattle Pacific University on Saturday (2 p.m.) at Carver Gym in Bellingham.