Double-figure digs by five players, double-figure kills from four and clutch late-match attacks from Eve Stephens and Kayla McGlathery propelled the UAA volleyball team to its fourth straight win Thursday.
The Seawolves won a close fourth set to trip Northwest Nazarene 25-20, 25-21, 21-25, 25-22 in Nampa, Idaho.
The win upped UAA’s record to 16-5 overall and 11-2 in the Great Northwest Athletic Conference, where the Seawolves sit in second place, a half-game behind league-leading Western Washington.
Stephens pounded a match-high 19 kills, including pivotal attacks that gave UAA a boost twice after Northwest Nazarene came within a point, 20-19 and 21-20, in the fourth set.
McGlathery provided match-point with her 10th kill of the night.
The teams combined for 181 digs, with UAA getting 91 behind big efforts from Talia Leauanae (21), Anjoilyn Vreeland (20), Ellen Floyd (11), Katie Hoeffner (11) and Stephens (10).
Floyd handed out 51 assists to help Stephens, McGlathery, Vanessa Hayes (13) and Hannah Pembroke (10) reach double digits for kills. The Seawolves limited NNU’s attacked with 10 blocks, with Floyd, McGlathery and Vera Pluharova contributing to five apiece.
Northwest Nazarene (10-10 overall, 6-7 GNAC) was led by Brooke Foster’s 18 kills and 20 digs.
UAA finishes a three-match road swing Saturday against Central Washington at 6 p.m. ADT in Ellensburg.