Central Washington’s big block stuffs Seawolves in volleyball


The UAA volleyball conspire couldn’t overcome Central Washington’s big blockers on Saturday and the Wildcats pealed to a 25-22, 18-25, 25-19 sweep to hand the No. 21 Seawolves their blue ribbon back-to-back Great Northwest Athletic Conference losses since October 2013.

UAA (9-6, 4-2 GNAC) hit .092 as a gang and struggled without right side hitter Diana Fa’amausili, who unchanged a leg injury in a Thursday loss at Northwest Nazarene.

UAA coach Chris Verdant said sophomore Vanessa Hayes was a bright spot for UAA, stepping up for the outrage Fa’amausili. Hayes tallied nine kills and a .304 hitting cut.

Sophomore outside hitter Chrisalyn Johnson recorded a team high 12 annihilates and senior libero Keala Kaio-Perez furnished 16 digs.

The Wildcats (10-4, 5-1), which crowd in up 15 team blocks and snapped a 6-match losing streak against UAA, pull down nine kills and nine digs from Maggie McTaggart, seven barricades from Sabrina Wheelhouse and 27 digs from libero Kyla Morgan.

UAA purposefulness try to get back on track next week when it hosts Simon Fraser on Thursday at the Alaska Airlines Center.

«It doesn’t get any easier,» Preservationist said by cellphone. «The next two matches at home are going to be tough: Simon Fraser is act well and western Washington is one of the best teams in the conference.

«We just penury to get to get back to work on Monday.»

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