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Visiting Eagles Burn Geoducks in Straight Games

October 10, 2005

Olympia, WA - The Evergreen State College Geoducks just couldn't find their rhythm against a much stronger Northwest University team. The 9-1, 17-1 Eagles dominated the Geoducks, sweeping them in three straight games: 30-22, 30-11, 30-17.

Evergreen trailed the visitors for much of the match, tying the Eagles twice in the third game briefly, at points 11 and 12. Jessie Buck led Northwest with 17 kills and four aces, while Emily Peterson led Evergreen with 17 digs, eight kills and once ace. Fellow Geoducks Kaylene Black and Jesseka Bethke contributed 12 digs apiece.

Evergreen saw the majority of its success come from Chelsea Jacobson, with clever use of misdirecting her sets for the point. Jacobson ended her game with 19 assists and four kills. Emily Marquez, Lisa Langmade, Sara Bendorf and Gina Lubanovici's combined 27 kills provided half the Eagles' offense, giving Evergreen middle blockers a workout at the net.

The Geoducks threw back a scant four blocked kills for points, however Northwest, despite its impressive record, successfully blocked only one Evergreen kill attempt.

The Eagles regrouped and surged ahead before accepting the match point on an Evergreen error.

Later this week, Evergreen will be hosting Eastern Oregon on Friday, Oct. 14, and Albertson College on Saturday, Oct. 15. The Mountaineers of Eastern Oregon currently hold a record of 4-7 in the Cascade Conference, while Albertson College's Coyotes hold a 9-2 conference record, including a previous win against Evergreen this season. Both games begin at 7 p.m. at Evergreen's College Recreation Center.