November 14, 2013 | Vol. 117 -- No. 30

Eastern gets volleyball split with NAU, SUU

The Eastern Washington women’s volleyball team recorded a school-record 16 service aces to claim a 3-1 Big Sky Conference victory over Southern Utah last Friday at Reese Court.

The victory earned the Eagles a split in last week’s competition following a 3-0 loss to Northern Arizona (11-4 Big Sky, 17-7 all games) with Eastern’s home stand continuing with matches against Northern Colorado Friday, Nov. 15 and league-leading North Dakota Saturday. First serves for each match take place at 6 p.m.

In their 25-14, 24-26, 25-11, 25-16 win over the Thunderbirds (2-14, 3-24) junior Kelsey Julian led all players with 15 kills, hitting .353 for the match with just three errors on 34 attempts. Sophomore Allie Schumacher recorded 12 kills while junior Talia Fermantez added 10 kills on just 13 swings.

The Eagles improved to 9-18 (6-10 Big Sky) with the win.

Senior Lindsay Niemeier finished with 43 assists and a career-best five service aces. She narrowly missed out on her sixth double-double of the year, adding nine digs to her impressive stat line.

Julian led the Eagles with 16 kills, tying her career high in NAU’s 20-25, 22-25, 24-26 sweep.

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