Déjà vu and MSU

The recent volleyball match may seem like a case of déjà vu, and it should. When the UAA volleyball team traveled to Billings, Montana in September, they won the match with a final score of 3-0.

Tara Melton had the highest attack percentage of 0.647 during the UAA game against Montana State University Billings. Photo credit: Skip Hickey

Exactly a month after that game, the team from Billings, Montana arrived in Anchorage for another match, resulting in a 3-0 win for UAA.

To continue the theme of déjà vu, Chrisalyn Johnson had the same amount of total attacks, 28, which was still more than any other player in both matches.

The Seawolves started their match with a kill by Eve Stephens, which quickly put them in the lead. Stephens had another kill after UMB trailed ahead by two points, and both kills were set by Ellen Floyd.

This ongoing pattern between UAA and MSUB set the tone for the rest of the first set. However, UAA pulled through towards the end and came out with their first victory of the match.

The final point was made in the same way the first point was made: a kill by Stephens that was set by Floyd.

UAA came out on top with a final score of 25-22.

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The second set started differently as a set by Floyd led to a kill from Vera Pluharova. Pluharova had a .50 attack percentage throughout the game.

With a final score of 25-13, it is clear that the Seawolves did not leave any room for competition in the second set.

MSUB put up another fight in the beginning of the third set. Starting with a kill from opposing team member Bayli Monck, the Seawolves quickly made up for their loss.

A kill from Johnson ended the final set with a close score of 25-20. Winning the final set made for a final score of 3-0.

The volleyball team will travel to Oregon for another conference game against Western Oregon on Thursday, Oct. 25. For all things athletic, be sure to check out goseawolves.com