CHENEY, Wash. – Northern Arizona volleyball dropped a 3-0 decision to Eastern Washington at Reese Court on Friday. The Lumberjacks slipped to 3-4 in the Big Sky Conference falling by sets of 25-14, 25-21, and 25-23.
NAU (7-10, 3-4 BSC) fell behind 2-0 after Eastern Washington (4-13, 3-4 BSC) came out hitting .325 as a team in the first two sets. The Lumberjacks hit .032 in the first and second set.
NAU was down early in the third set but battled back to take a 20-15 lead. The Eagles would answer with a 10-3 run to end the set sealing the match.
Sophomore Kelli Dallmann turned in her third consecutive double-double with 26 assists and 14 digs. Freshman Niki Small and sophomore Lexi Sullivan led NAU in kills with nine a piece. Small posted a team-high .250 hitting percentage. Sophomore Anna Gott added 23 digs or 7.67 digs per set, which was a season-best.
The Lumberjacks finished the match with a .036 hitting percentage compared to Eastern Washington who hit .228 on the night.
NAU plays Saturday, October 16 at Portland State at 7 p.m.