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.
Volleyball Announces Another Strong Recruiting Class for 2018
2018 recruiting class includes six players, all from the state of Washington
WWU Volleyball Spring Schedule
The Vikings are preparing for the 2018 season with spring exhibitions
Volleyball 2017 Season in Review
Vikings finished the season ranked No. 7 in the nation going 27-4 and winning GNAC Championship
Abby Phelps Named First Team AVCA All-American
Phelps earns First Team honor, while Brette Boesel and Joellee Buckner named Honorable Mention
Vikings Fall in West Regional Final to Cal State San Bernardino
WWU has 20-match winning streak snapped in 3-0 loss to finish season 27-4
Championship Saturday! Vikings to Play for West Regional Title
WWU Volleyball takes 20-match winning streak into regional final vs. Cal State San Bernardino
Vikings Advance to West Regional Final With 3-1 Win over NNU
Vikings will play in NCAA II West Regional Championship match for the third consecutive season facing Cal State San Bernardino at 7 pm...
Vikings Take On NNU In NCAA West Regional Semifinal
WWU is coming off 3-1 victory over Alaska Anchorage
Volleyball Advances in NCAA Tourney With 3-1 Win Over UAA
Junior outside hitter Abby Phelps records a career-high 28 kills with a .347 hitting percentage to lead WWU
Three Vikings Named AVCA All-West Region
Brette Boesel and Abby Phelps named First Team All-West Region. Joellee Buckner named honorable mention
Boesel and Phelps Named D2CCA First Team All-Region
The Vikings lead the region with two first-team selections in Boesel and Phelps
Volleyball Heads to Sixth Consecutive NCAA Championships
Vikings are ranked No. 5 in the nation and take 18-match winning streak into postseason
Vikings Dominate All-GNAC Volleyball Team
Abby Phelps named GNAC Player of the Year to lead five WWU selections to All-GNAC team
Vikings Announced as No. 2 Seed in NCAA II Championships West Regional
WWU will take 18-match winning streak up against GNAC rival Alaska Anchorage in the first round on Nov. 30
Phelps and Hall Sweep GNAC Volleyball Awards
Abby Phelps named GNAC Co-Offensive Player of the Week and Michaela Hall earns defensive award