Dynamic Alaska duo key Whitman win [Volleyball]

September 20, 2012


Whitman College volleyball players Olivia Nielson and Courtney Brewer of Anchorage keyed tonight’s four-game victory over Whitworth University in Spokane, Wash.

The senior middle blockers led the Missionaries at net with 10 kills apiece in a 25-18, 19-25, 25-17, 25-20 victory in Northwest Conference league play, snapping a five-game losing streak.

Nielson was also the team’s blocks leader with eight.

It’s been a common theme.

Nielson and Brewer are among the leaders in the Northwest Conference in blocks.

Nielson, of Dimond High fame, is second with 46 total blocks in 9 matches. She also averages 1.56 kills per game.

Brewer, of South High fame, ranks third with 38 blocks, including a league-best 12 solo blocks.

Brewer also ranks ninth in attack percentage [.219] to go along with 2.03 kills per game.