WECU Court at Carver Gymnasium. PHOTO: Doug Lange
Home Opener Tonight for WWU Volleyball
September 6, 2018
The No. 12-ranked WWU volleyball team heads into Great Northwest Athletic Conference play with its home opener tonight on WECU Court in Carver Gym. Western hosts Seattle Pacific University (2-5) at 7:00pm.
The Vikings finished non-conference play with a 5-3 record, facing one of the nation’s toughest schedules. WWU has a current 5-match winning streak and has won 11 of its last 12 sets.
WWU went 4-0 at the D2 West Region Volleyball Showcase with wins over #9 Cal State San Bernardino (3-2), tournament host Azusa Pacific (3-0), Sonoma State (3-1) and Biola (3-0). Abby Phelps (4.33 kills/set, 4.87 digs/set, 74.5 points) and Kayleigh Harper (3.40 kills/set, .355 pct., 1.87 blocks/set) were named to the All-Tournament team. WWU is now 17-3 all-time in the D2 West Region Showcase going 3-1 in 2014, 4-0 in 2015, 3-1 in 2016, and 3-1 in 2017.
Phelps (offense) and Harper (defense) swept this week’s GNAC Volleyball Player of the Week awards. It marked the sixth GNAC weekly honor for Phelps, tying the program record with Samantha Hutchinson, Kayla Erickson and Marlayna Geary.
The Vikings will host Saint Martin's (2-4) on Saturday at 7:00pm.
- Edited from WWU Athletics press release
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