October 26, 2006

Eastern Downs Idaho State 3-1

Oct. 26, 2006

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The Eastern Washington University volleyball team defeated Idaho State 3-1 Thursday (Oct. 26) at Reese Court in Cheney, Wash.

With the win, Eastern extends its winning streak to seven matches and also move into a tie with Northern Colorado for fourth place in the Big Sky Conference.

Eastern got off to a hot start, cruising to a 30-16 win in the first game. The Eagles held Idaho State (9-17, 5-8) to .070 hitting, while putting up a .405 hitting percentage of its own.

In the second game, the Bengals came out on top with a 30-25 win. The Eagles were held to .042 hitting on the game, while Idaho State hit .178.

The third game was the exact opposite for the Eagles, hitting .459 and got the win by the score of 30-22.

EWU sealed the match with a 30-25 win in the fourth game. At one point, Idaho State was up 16-11, but the Eagles rallied to finish the game.

Addie Webster finished the game with another double-double, her sixth straight. Webster had a match-high 23 kills and added 20 digs. Three other Eagles were in double digit kills: Chrystal Johnson (15), Brittney Page and Kerri Beck (14 each). Mandy Daniels had a match-high 21 digs.

Eastern finished with a hitting percentage of .295 for the match, while Idaho State hit .174.

Next up for the Eagles (14-7, 6-5) is a match against the Sacramento State Hornets Saturday (Oct. 28) at Reese Court in Cheney, Wash. Sacramento State, who lost its first match of the season tonight 3-0 to Portland State, is currently in first place in the Big Sky with a 10-1 conference record and has an overall record of 23-5. Eastern was swept 3-0 in its first match with Sacramento State earlier this year in Sacramento.

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