It’s just not getting any better for the UAA volleyball team.
After dropping two more games at the Wells Fargo Sports Complex Oct. 29 and 30, the Seawolves (10-13, 4-11 GNAC) are all but assured of their first losing season in four years.
UAA will have to win out its final three games against the University of Alaska Fairbanks, Western Oregon and Humboldt St. to finish .500 on the season.
That type of finish looks unlikely if UAA continues to play like they did Saturday against Seattle Pacific.
The Falcons (12-10, 8-6 GNAC) needed only 90 minutes to sweep UAA in three games, 30-24, 30-22, 30-25. Seattle Pacific also swept UAA in Washington Oct. 1. Chelsey Myers led all hitters in kills with 17 and a .277 hitting percentage, slightly better than the team’s sizzling .269 hitting percentage.
No Seawolf had double digits in kills. Seniors Jenny Mitchell and Carolyn DeKay each had eight kills and libero Rachel Knecht made 21 digs with Bethan Murphy dishing out 32 assists.
Friday night, the Seawolves were tougher to put down, falling in five games to Western Washington, 30-27, 27-30, 30-26, 28-30, 15-10. Five Seawolves finished with at least 10 kills led by DeKay (18), Mitchell (17), Katina Ozrelic (14), Mindy Lindquist (14), and Diana Gordon (10). Gordon threw in a career-high 36 digs, which was only three shy of the school record. UAA also got a season high in service aces with 11.
The good news over the weekend was that Dekay continues to creep ever higher on the all-time list for most kills. She moved past Vanessa Tsukano into sixth place with 886 career kills. Next on the list is Jeni Philips with 986. Jennie Szczerbinski is tops in Seawolf history with 1,691 kills.
The next opponent for UAA is the Nanooks who come into Anchorage for one game Nov. 6.