Nov. 2, 2006
After dropping the first set, 30-22, the Eastern Washington University volleyball team stormed back to win the next three, 30-27, 30-19, 30-17, and defeat Northern Colorado Thursday night (Nov. 2) in Greeley, Colo.
With the victory, the Eagles (15-8, 7-6) now move up to tie UNC for fourth place in the Big Sky Conference standings. Northern Colorado defeated Eastern in its first-ever meeting on Sept. 23, 3-1.
The Bears held the Eagles to a .081 hitting percentage in game one. UNC led from the beginning and never looked back on its way to the win.
Games two through four, however, all went EWU's way. Eastern was down 26-25, in game two until Julia Reis game in to serve four straight points. In game three, the Eagles had their best hitting percentage of the match (.467). Game four was similar to game three for the Eagles, as they hit .405.
Eastern will play its last regular season road match at Northern Arizona Saturday (Nov. 4) at 6 p.m. The Eagles will then return home for their final homestand of the season as they host Montana State on Nov. 9 and Montana Nov. 11 at Reese Court in Cheney, Wash. Both home matches will be played at 7:05 p.m.
The Big Sky Conference Championships will be held on Nov. 16 at the site of the regular season champion, which is still to be determined with only three matches remaining.