SEATTLE (Sept. 15) Back to back service
aces by Alyssa Given to close out the fifth game solidified the
win for Seattle Pacific as they took down Great Northwest Athletic
Conference Co-Leaders Northwest Nazarene 28-30, 30-23, 30-23,
26-30, 15-9 at Brougham Pavilion.
Given (Sr., Salinas, Ca.) got four of her match
leading 19 kills in the decisive fifth game for the Falcons (2-1,
7-4) versus the Crusaders (2-1, 8-3).
Given also led the way for SPU in service aces,
smashing down seven over the match. As a team, the Falcons out
aced the Crusaders 16-9, which is two aces shy of the team record
18, set in 1993 versus Montana State Billings.
Angie Wodrich (Sr., Richland, Wa.) hit 16 kills
in the match and had a team leading 21 digs. Teammate Alexa
Vondrak (So., Gresham, Or.) also passed the double digit mark with
10 kills, while hitting at a .308 clip.
Cammy Dranginis led the charge for the
Crusaders with 16 kills on a match leading .464 clip.
As a team, NNU out hit SPU .142 to .128, but
the fifth match proved to be the Crusaders Achilles heel,
when SPU out hit them .211 to -.077.
The Falcons take to the road this week to face
GNAC foes Western Oregon University and Saint Martins
University on Thursday at 7 p.m. and at 7 p.m. on Saturday. With
NNUs loss tonight, the WOU Wolves are now in sole possession
of the GNAC lead.
Seattle Pacific def. Northwest Nazarene
28-30,30-23,30-23,26-30,15-9 Northwest Nazarene (2-1, 8-3)
(Kills-aces-blocks) - Dranginis,Cammy 16-0-5; Pelton,Chelsea
13-0-4; James,Allison 8-1-3; Evenson,Loni 7-2-2; Wigren,Kristy
2-1-2; Boschma,Amanda 2-1-1; Bourdon,Jackie 1-3-0;
Hutchinson,Holly 1-0-0; Higginson,Amy 1-1-1; Thomas,Ahlee 0-0-1;
Totals 51-9-10.0. (Assists) - James,Allison 31; Higginson,Amy 11.
(Dig leaders) - Bourdon,Jackie 28; James,Allison 19; Evenson,Loni
Seattle Pacific (2-1, 7-4) (Kills-aces-blocks) -
Given,Alyssa 19-7-1; Wodrich,Angie 16-2-2; Biornstad,Rachel
13-0-3; Vondrak,Alexa 10-0-1; Bettencourt,Jessica 3-0-2;
Perez,Joelle 3-2-0; Osuna,Nikki 0-2-0; Mount,Torii 0-3-0; Totals
64-16-5.0. (Assists) - Perez,Joelle 51. (Dig leaders) -
Wodrich,Angie 21; Mount,Torii 19; Perez,Joelle 16; Osuna,Nikki 12
Site: Seattle (Brougham Pavilion) Date: Sep 15, 2007 Attend: 93
Time: 2:27 Referees: Steve Gustafson, K. Adams