On a day that will be remembered for the waiver request of both men’s and women’s skiing and indoor track, UAA volleyball had to block out any empathy or distractions and focus on hosting Montana State-Billings (4-19, 2-11).
Assorted athletes gathered at the game with supportive signs for their classmates and fellow student-athletes.
The Seawolves (23-2, 13-1) gave everyone something to cheer about. This may have been UAA’s most complete game front-to-back, as they sailed to 25-16, 25-11, 25-12 sweep over the Yellowjackets.
Thanks to clean executing throughout all three sets, the 11th-ranked Seawolves finished with a season-high .376 hitting percentage compared to MSUB’s .053.
Sophomore Chrisalyn Johnson set the tone with her sixth straight double-double, piling up 13 kills with 11 digs while also chipping in two aces and three block assists. Diana Fa’amausili added eight kills, Leah Swiss punched in seven, and Morgan Hooe and Erin Braun had six each.
Braun won her 92nd game in green and gold, tied for the most in school history with Jen Szcerbinski.
UAA has had the upper-hand on Billings in their last 14 meetings, dating back to 2009.
The Seawolves look to take advantage of some much-needed rest. They have just concluded four home games in seven days and will recoup for eight days before heading to Oregon to take on Concordia (12-8, 8-4) and Western Oregon (8-12, 5-8).