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WWU soccer and volleyball sweeps in Thursday’s action

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WWU soccer and volleyball sweeps in Thursday’s action

Volleyball

BELLINGHAM, Wash. - Outside hitter Kelsey Moore (Jr., Bellevue/Newport) had a team-high 14 kills as nationally ranked Western Washington University swept University of Alaska Fairbanks,25-15, 25-17, 25-14, on Thursday in a Great Northwest Athletic Conference volleyball match at Sam Carver Gymnasium on the WWU campus.

The Vikings, ranked No.7 in the latest American Volleyball Coaches Association/NCAA Division II Top 25 Poll, improved to 14-1 overall and 7-0 in the GNAC with their seventh straight win. All seven of their conference wins have been sweeps and they have 13 overall this season.

Alaska Fairbanks fell to 3-16 overall and 2-6 in the GNAC despite the performance of outside htter Sam Harthun, whose 18 kills accounted for nearly half of the Nanook points. Outside hitter Keri Knight added 10 kills.

The Vikings entertain Alaska Anchorage on Saturday, Oct. 19 (7 p.m.) in a GNAC contest.

Women’s soccer

LACEY, Wash. - Forward Catherine Miles (So., Anacortes) was credited with her league-leading fourth game-winning goal of the season as Western Washington University defeated Saint Martin’s University, 3-1, in a Great Northwest Athletic Conference women’s soccer contest Thursday at the SMU Soccer Field.

The Vikings, ranked No.2 nationally for the fourth straight week in the latest National Soccer Coaches Association of America/NCAA Division II Top 25 Poll, improved to 12-0-0 overall and lead the GNAC at 9-0-0.

Saint Martin’s fell to 3-9-0 overall and 2-7-0 in conference play.

WWU is at Western Oregon on Saturday, Oct. 19 (1:30 p.m.), for a GNAC counter.

Men’s soccer

RAPID CITY, S.D. - Forward Andrew Weishaar (Sr., Puyallup) scored the game winning goal with 26 seconds remaining, lifting Western Washington University to a 1-0 victory over South Dakota School of Mines on Thursday in a Great Northwest Athletic Conference men’s soccer contest at Sioux Park.

The Vikings improved to 6-3-3 overall and 4-1-3 in GNAC play.

South Dakota Mines, which is in its inaugural season, fell to 0-11-0 overall and 0-8-0 in conference action.

WWU is at University of Mary on Saturday, Oct. 19 (9 a.m.) for a GNAC contest.

(www.wwuvikings.com/KPUG Newsroom)