Sept. 4, 2006
With just one more non-conference tune-up before Big Sky Conference play, the Eastern Washington University women's volleyball team concluded an eight-match road trip with a 3-0 sweep over Rider Monday (Sept. 4) in Lawrenceville, N.J.
The Eagles, now 7-1 on the season with a five-match winning streak, swept the 2-6 Broncs 30-21, 30-20, 30-28. Eastern plays at Gonzaga on Sept. 12 at 7 p.m. before opening conference play on the road at Idaho State and Portland State.
Eastern out-hit Rider .194 to .022. The Eagles hit .293 in the first game, then held Rider to a negative .226 percentage in the second game.
Eastern played eight matches in 11 days on the road trip, and its seven victories included six sweeps. Eastern finished the road trip 21-4 in games played, and currently has a 15-game winning streak.
The lone match Eastern has lost thus far was a 3-0 setback to host Wichita State in the Best Western Volleyball Classic in Wichita, Kan.. The Shockers were 28-3 a year ago and are currently 6-1 with their lone loss to 25th-ranked Kansas State.