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9/13/10 - 9/19/10


Last Week

The Evergreen State Women’s Volleyball Team recently completed a three-match week, compiling a 2-1 record. 

On Tuesday, September 7th, Saint Martin’s University made the cross-town trek to The Greenhouse for a non-conference match versus the Geoducks.  Evergreen State prevailed with a very gutsy and spirited performance, earning a four-game victory by the scores of 25-21, 27-25, 18-25, and 31-29.  The Geoducks were led offensively by Jazzmin Garcia (Soph., Kirkland, WA) and her 18 kills on the night.  Chantal Petkus (Jr., Richland, WA), led the defensive effort with a total of 35 digs for the match.

Over the weekend, the Geoducks traveled to Oregon for their first Cascade Collegiate Conference road trip of the season.  On Friday evening, Evergreen State was in Eugene, OR to compete against The Beacons of Northwest Christian University.  Again, the Geoducks were victorious in four games, winning by the scores of 25-20, 19-20, 25-23 and 25-23.  Offensively, Erin Mitchell (Fr., Santa Cruz, CA) dished out 36 assists, while Garcia again contributed big numbers with 20 kills for the match.  Defensively, four Geoducks reached double figures in digs, led by Petkus’ 20, Garcia’s 16, and 13 each from Mitchell and Tori Foss (Fr., McKenna, WA).  As a team, the Geoducks edged the Beacons in digs 65-58 for the match.

Saturday evening presented the Geoducks’ next opponent in Corban University from Salem, OR.  The Geoducks came up just short, losing a hard fought contest to the Warriors in four-games by the scores of 14-25, 19-25, 25-22, 22-25.  Three Geoduck attackers reached double-figures offensively.  Garcia posted a match-high 16 kills, followed by 11 kills from Jasmine Horton (Jr., Seattle, WA) and 10 kills from Caitlin Swift (Sr., Seattle, WA).  Stephanie Peshlakai-John (Jr., Kirtland, NM) also had a solid offensive night hitting an astounding .455 for the match (5 kills, 0 errors, 11 attempts).  Erin Mitchell contributed 38 assists.  Petkus (21), Mitchell (18), and Garcia (11) each earned double-figures in digs for the contest.

Coming Up 

The Geoducks return home this week, taking on two more conference foes in both the Oregon Institute of Technology and 14th-ranked Southern Oregon University.  Both matches will be played at South Puget Sound Community College.  The following are details regarding this week’s matches:

Friday (9/17/10)
EVERGREEN STATE vs. Oregon Institute of Technology
7:00pm @ South Puget Sound CC

Saturday (9/18/10)
EVERGREEN STATE vs. Southern Oregon University
3:00pm @ South Puget Sound CC

The Geoducks are currently 2-5 overall, with a 1-2 conference record.  For more detailed information regarding the team’s roster and schedule, please visit:  http://www.evergreen.edu/athletics/volleyball/home.htm.