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UAA volleyball winning streak ends in 5-set match with Central Washington

  • Author: Anchorage Daily News
  • Updated: November 3, 2019
  • Published November 3, 2019

Central Washington cooled off the red-hot UAA volleyball team Saturday night in Ellensburg, Washington.

The Wildcats rallied from a two-set deficit to take a five-set win and halt UAA’s four-match winning streak, 25-21, 18-25, 19-25, 25-22, 15-10.

The Seawolves, who had won nine of their previous 10 matches, dropped to 16-6 overall and 11-3 in the Great Northwest Athletic Conference. They remain in second place in the league standings, two games behind Western Washington.

Eve Stephens racked up her 10th double-double of the seasons with 23 kills and 14 digs and Ellen Floyd posted 45 assists and a career-high 21 digs for UAA. Vanessa Hayes added 12 kills and Kayla McGlathery added 10.

An inconsistent attack hurt the Seawolves, who countered hitting percentages of .273 and .361 in the middle two sets with percentages of .154 (first set), .062 (fourth set) and .167 (fifth set).

McGlathery and Vera Pluharova each had eight blocks to help UAA outblock the Wildcats 16-8.

Makala Swart’s 14 kills and 17 digs and Bridgett Webb’s 18 kills sparked Central Washington (14-8 overall, 9-5 GNAC).

The Seawolves play their next two matches at the Alaska Airlines Center. They host Western Oregon (4-17, 2-12) on Thursday night and Concordia-Portland (8-13, 6-8) on Saturday afternoon.

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