Lady Seawolves rip it up on the road

After dropping two conference matches last weekend at the Sports Center, the University of Alaska Anchorage women's volleyball team went on the road ready to win. The Seawolves played St. Martin's on Oct. 5 and Central Washington on Oct. 6. Victorious in both matches, the Seawolves improved their record to 10-7 overall and 3-4 in the Great Northwest Athletic Conference.

Senior setter and co-captain Janelle Veith led the Seawolves to Friday night's 30-18, 23-30, 30-28, 30-26 win over St. Martin's in Lacey, Wash. Veith had a career-high 13 kills, 10 digs and 41 assists.

Junior middle hitter and co-captain Brianne Halling led all Seawolf hitters with 16 kills. Freshman outside hitter Carolyn DeKay contributed 10 kills.

In the absence of injured hitters Marise Knock and Jenny Mitchell, senior outside hitter Tiffany Massey stepped up and sparked the defense with 16 digs. Sophomore middle hitter Starr Burgan added 13 digs.

Saturday night, the Seawolves came back from a 2-0 deficit to win 12-30, 27-30, 30-27, 30-27, 15-10 in Ellensburg, Wash.

Halling again turned in a strong performance with 14 kills and a career-high 11 blocks. Halling is the GNAC's current leading blocker, averaging 1.48 blocks per game. Knock, who returned after sitting out two matches with a back injury, and DeKay had 12 kills each.

Burgan and Knock lead the team in digs with 11 and 10 respectively.

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The Seawolves face Northwest Nazarene in Nampa, Idaho on Monday, Oct. 8. and return to the Sports Center Oct. 15 to play in-state rival University of Alaska Fairbanks.