Eagles Drop Second Big Sky Conference Game to Portland State 3-1.

Sept. 16, 2006

Final Stats

The Eastern Washington University women's volleyball team suffered their second Big Sky Conference loss on Saturday (Sept. 16), falling 3-1 to Portland State, in Portland, Ore. 

 

The Vikings took games one and two, 30-26 and 30-23. The Eagles then came back to win game three, 32-30. But, PSU was just too much for Eastern, as the Eagles fell in a must-win game four, 30-24.

 

The Eagles (7-4, 0-2), were 7-2 in the pre-season going into conference play, but lost their opening two matches in the Big Sky on the road and have lost three in a row.

 

Addie Webster led the Eagles with 14 kills, followed by Kerri Beck with 11. For the second straight match, senior leader Brittney Page was held to just ten kills. Mandy Daniels led the team in digs with 20.

 

Eastern again was held to a low hitting percentage, only .254 for the match. The Vikings however, did not hit any better at .240.

 

Portland State (7-3, 2-0), was led by senior Jessica Brodie with 22 kills. PSU currently sits tied for first in the Big Sky Conference undefeated at 2-0. In the pre-season, the Vikings were predicted to finish third behind Sacramento State and Eastern Washington, but have looked strong winning their last four matches, and the last five out of six.

 

The Eagles host Northern Arizona Thursday (Sept. 21) in their first Big Sky Conference home game of the year. After that, the Eagles will take on Conference newcomers Northern Colorado Saturday (Sept. 23), also at Reese Court in Cheney, Wash.

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