Next up for squad is match at first-place Portland State on Friday
The Eastern Washington University volleyball team attempted to make a comeback from a 2-0 sets deficit but was unsuccessful in a 25-21, 25-22, 19-25, 25-23 loss to Montana on Saturday evening (Oct. 31).
Sara Todorovich was an impressive hitting force tonight, as she hit at a .636 clip (7-0-11). Leading the Eagles (15-8) in kills tonight was Chenoa Coviare with 16, her highest total of the season so far, while Hayley Hills contributed 15 putaways. Ashley Hamilton had 48 assists in the match, her second-highest total of 2009.
Defensively, two Eagles tallied 11 digs apiece to set the team pace in that category, Cora Kellerman and JaNae Mortensen. Todorovich and Coviare each had four blocks to tie for the team lead in that category.
The loss dropped the Eagles to third in a tight race for this year's regular-season title in the Big Sky Conference. Eastern is 9-3 in league play and trails Portland State (10-2) and Northern Colorado (9-2) in the league standings. Montana (10-12, 6-5 BSC) took over sole possession of fourth place tonight.
Next up for Eastern Washington is a match versus first-place Portland State (16-7). That contest will take place at 7 p.m. on Friday (Nov. 6) in the Rose City, the same day and city that EWU's soccer team faces Idaho State in a Big Sky semifinal game at 1:30 p.m.