September 3, 2013

@EWUVolleyball Continues Road Swing At Cougar Classic

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at Washington State vs. South Dakota vs. Texas Tech  
Friday, Sept. 6 | 12:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 6 | 6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 7 | 6 p.m.  
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The Eastern Washington women's volleyball team continues its road swing with a trio of matches this weekend at the Cougar Challenge, hosted by Washington State in Pullman, Wash. The Eagles take on the host Cougars at 12:30 p.m. in their first match on Friday, Sept. 6, before concluding the day against South Dakota at 6 p.m. EWU wraps up its weekend with a 6 p.m. tilt versus Texas Tech on Saturday night.

Eastern (2-2) opened its 2013 campaign last weekend with three matches at the Oregon Classic in Eugene, Ore., and a road match at Seattle. The Eagles kicked off their stay in Eugene against then-No. 8 Oregon, falling to the Ducks in three hard-fought sets. After a loss to Ohio, EWU finished the weekend with a sweep of Bryant before defeating the Redhawks in three sets last Monday (Sept. 2).

Junior outside hitter Melissa Waelter was named to the Oregon Classic All-Tournament Team after leading the Eagles with 21 kills in their three matches. She opened her Eastern career with a team-best nine kills against Oregon before going for eight kills in EWU's sweep of Bryant. She also added 18 total digs and four total service aces.

Eastern has been one of the best blocking teams in the Big Sky thus far, ranking second in the league with an average of 2.50 blocks per set. Junior Talia Fermantez leads the Eagles with an average of 1.42 blocks per set while sophomore Allison Doerpinghaus is not far behind with an average of 1.27 blocks per set. Both rank in the top five in the league.

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