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WWU takes sole possession of GNAC lead with four-set win at UAA

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WWU takes sole possession of GNAC lead with four-set win at UAA

ANCHORAGE, Alaska – Middle blocker Emily Boerger (Sr., Marysville/Marysville-Pilchuck) had 11 kills with just one error in 16 attempts for a .625 attack percentage and added a match-high six blocks as nationally ranked Western Washington University took over sole possession of first place by rallying to defeat University of Alaska Anchorage, 22-25, 25-17, 25-15, 25-15, in a Great Northwest Athletic Conference volleyball match at the Wells Fargo Sports Complex on the UAA campus.

The Vikings, ranked No.10 in the latest American Volleyball Coaches Association/NCAA Division II Top 25 Poll, improved to 20-3 overall with their sixth straight win and are now all alone atop the conference standings at 13-2.

UAA had a three-match winning streak snapped as it fell to 18-9 overall and 12-3 in conference play.

The 20-win season is the ninth for WWU head coach Diane Flick, who is in her 14th season (293-77).

Earlier this season, UAA had snapped a 17-match WWU home court winning streak with a five-game victory.

The Vikings travel to Alaska Fairbanks on Saturday, Nov. 16 (7 p.m.), for a GNAC contest.

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