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Geoducks find rhythm, finish off Corban

November 4, 2005

Olympia, WA - Big serves, bigger blocks and miscommunication resulted in much to celebrate for The Evergreen State College Geoducks on Friday night. Wining in three straight games, Evergreen dispatched of the Corban Warriors 30-27, 30-26, 30-26.

Leading the Geoducks for the night were Stephanie Cameron and Emily Peterson, each with eight kills. The two combined for a total 24 total points scored and three service aces apiece.

Taking the first point in every game, Evergreen found its confidence before the end of Game 1, and its night-long strategy by the second game: set up Cameron and Peterson. Both teams finished the match with high-scoring runs of seven points, before the opposition called a time out to disturb the flow of the game.

While Cameron and Peterson worked the kills, Elyse Johnston paired up with Kaylene Black to thrown down hard blocks, unsettling the Warriors and leaving them scrambling. Chelsea Jacobson made the steady center around which Evergreen rallied all night, setting up 23 shots for her teammates and winning three points of her own on misdirection plays.

The win comes to an Evergreen team that was floundering in the Cascade Conference for the past nine games, the latest of which was a five-game heartbreaker against Cascade College. Tonight's win puts the Geoducks at 3-14, both overall and in conference play.

Saturday night's game against Concordia College, hosted by Evergreen at 7 p.m., is the final game in the regular season for the Geoducks. Concordia got the best of Evergreen in their previous meeting back in September, 3-0, and currently is resting in fifth-place in the Cascade Conference.