Volleyball Downed by Eastern Washington 3-0

Volleyball Downed by Eastern Washington 3-0

CHENEY, Wash. – Northern Arizona volleyball dropped a 3-0 decision to Eastern Washington at Reese Court on Friday.  The Lumberjacks slipped to 3-4 in the Big Sky Conference falling by sets of 25-14, 25-21, and 25-23.

NAU (7-10, 3-4 BSC) fell behind 2-0 after Eastern Washington (4-13, 3-4 BSC) came out hitting .325 as a team in the first two sets.  The Lumberjacks hit .032 in the first and second set.

NAU was down early in the third set but battled back to take a 20-15 lead.  The Eagles would answer with a 10-3 run to end the set sealing the match. 

Sophomore Kelli Dallmann turned in her third consecutive double-double with 26 assists and 14 digs.  Freshman Niki Small and sophomore Lexi Sullivan led NAU in kills with nine a piece.  Small posted a team-high .250 hitting percentage.  Sophomore Anna Gott added 23 digs or 7.67 digs per set, which was a season-best.

The Lumberjacks finished the match with a .036 hitting percentage compared to Eastern Washington who hit .228 on the night. 

NAU plays Saturday, October 16 at Portland State at 7 p.m.

DID YOU KNOW…The Northern Arizona University athletics department recorded its highest cumulative grade point average since 1997, recording a 3.16 GPA among its more than 300 student-athletes at the completion 2009 fall semester.