EASTERN WASHINGTON KNOCKS OFF WEBER STATE IN FIRST ROUND OF BIG SKY VOLLEYBALL TOURNAMENT
SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- Brittney Page led all players with 21 kills to go along with a .442 hitting percentage to lead Eastern Washington to a 3-1 (29-31, 30-18, 35-33, 30-26) victory over Weber State in the first round of the Big Sky Conference Volleyball Tournament Thursday evening at the Hornets Nest.
With the victory, Eastern Washington improved to 19-8, and advanced to the Big Sky Tournament semifinals where the Eagles will play No. 2 seed Portland State at 5 p.m. tomorrow. Weber State (9-24) had its five-game winning streak snapped and was eliminated from the tournament.
The Wildcats, who blew a 29-25 lead in the third game, hit .049, .297 and .000, respectively, over the last three games after hitting .444 in the first frame. Eastern Washington had 13.0 team blocks, including six from Page.
Joining Page in double-figure kills for EWU were Addie Webster (12 kills, 11 digs) and Kerri Beck (12 kills, six blocks). Stephanie Baker added four kills, an .800 hitting percentage (4-0-5) and six blocks.
Weber State was led by Jenna Leggat’s 15 kills while Leah Burmeister chipped in 10 kills and 12 digs.
Top-seeded Sacramento State will play the winner of tonight’s other first-round match featuring No. 4 seed Montana and No. 5 seed Northern Colorado. The Hornets and the winner of Montana-Northern Colorado will play tomorrow at 7:30 p.m.