Eagles Drop Conference Opener – Eastern Washington University Athletics


Next Match:

Portland State

9/24/2022 | 7 pm


Sep. 24 (Sat) / 7 pm

 Portland State


Eastern Washington volleyball opened Big Sky competition Thursday night time, touring to Bozeman, Mont. to play Montana State. The Eagles fell within the recreation, 0-3, in opposition to the Bobcats.

“We are a work in progress,” head coach Jon Haruguchi stated. “Each evening we step on the ground, we’ve a possibility to work on our recreation. We didn’t get the outcome we have been hoping for, but we look ahead to our match at residence on Saturday.”

The first set was tightly contested, as each teams adjusted to familiar opponents. MSU was out in front 5-2, however Eastern tied the rating on a kill from Alyssa Radke. The Bobcats continued to attain effectively and then took another lead at 14-9, following a 4-0 run. The Eagles strung kills together and would tie the set at 16, using a 6-2 stretch. After tying twice more, Eastern took the lead at 19-18 with Sadie Bacon delivering the go-ahead kill. MSU responded, tying and then racing ahead 21-19. The Bobcats would then lengthen their lead and ended up profitable, 25-21.

Eastern trailed 0-1 after hitting .170 within the first set. MSU had a .372 attack share.

With the lead, the Bobcats jumped on the Eagles rapidly within the second set with a 9-3 run. MSU limited its errors and remained aggressive in its attacks to increase the lead to 15-6. Eastern used a 5-1 run to make the set competitive. The Bobcat attack was still a troublesome assignment for the Eagles defense. MSU went on to win the set 25-14 and had a 2-0 sport lead.

The Eagles’ assault was limited to a .081 attack share, whereas the Bobcats stayed in preserving with a .353 share.

In the third set, Eastern had the opening advantage, leading 4-3 and 5-4, as Radke continued to score nicely for the Eagles. MSU responded with a 6-1 run to take control of the set. A block from Radke and Renata Lopez Morales would pull the score back to 11-9, however the Bobcats would rating the following two points. MSU maintained its lead and kept Eastern at arm’s length. The Bobcats received the third set, 25-18, and had a 3-0 win in the sport. The Eagles hit .088 in the third and MSU was at .250.

Overall, Eastern held a .119 assault share. The Bobcats had an environment friendly night with a .325 mark. The Eagles are now 0-1 in conference and 5-8 overall. MSU is 1-0 and 5-8 this season.

Key Statistics

Lindsey Russell posted her sixth double-double of the season with 29 assists and 10 digs. It is her 16th profession double-double.

Alyssa Radke matched her profession excessive with 15 kills towards Montana St., whereas hitting .286. Radke additionally had the game-high for kills Thursday evening.

Eastern had three service aces and 4 service errors. MSU had three aces and seven errors.

The Eagles finished with 33 kills and 19 assault errors. The Bobcats and 48 kills and 10 errors.

Makenna Collins had 15 digs for her eighth sport with double-digit digs this season.

Sage Brustad had eight kills and 7 digs, adding one service ace.

Up Next

Eastern Washington will return to Reese Court for its common season and conference home opener in opposition to Portland State on Saturday, Sep. 24 at 7 p.m. Pacific Time.



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