Oct. 29, 2011
BURNABY, B.C. - Outside hitter Marlayna Geary (Jr., Tacoma/Bellarmine) had her 10th double-double of the season with team highs of 12 kills and 11 digs and middle blocker Emily Jepsen (Sr., Kennewick/Kamiakin) added nine kills and a match-high three blocks as Western Washington University swept Simon Fraser University, 25-17, 25-16, 25-20, in a Great Northwest Athletic Conference volleyball match Saturday at West Gymnasium.
The Vikings improved to 13-5 overall and moved into a tie for second-place in the GNAC standings at 11-3 with Alaska Anchorage, which lost in four sets to Seattle Pacific. The Falcons lead the league at 13-2.
Simon Fraser fell to 1-17 overall and 1-13 in conference play. The Clans' only win was in five sets at Alaska Fairbanks last Thursday. That snapped a 15-match losing streak.
Simon Fraser was led by Kristjana Fridfinnson, who had a match-high 13 kills, and Kelsey Robinson, who had a match-high 13 digs.
WWU trailed 14-13 in the first set, but closed it out with an 11-4 run. That rally began with two kills by Geary and ended on a kill by Jepsen.
Holding a 14-11 lead in set two, the Vikings broke it open by scoring six straight points, two on kills by Jepsen.
WWU scored five consecutive points to take an 18-12 lead in set three. Simon Fraser cut that margin to two, 22-20, before the Vikings ended the match with three straight points, the last two on kills by Graham and Jepsen.
WWU next entertains nationally No.24 ranked Seattle Pacific on Thursday (7 p.m.) at Sam Carver Gymnasium.
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