PASCO, Wash. -- The Columbia Basin College Hawks stayed close with the Warriors in each set, but second-place Walla Walla (22-6, 8-2) earned the NWAACC East road win.
"We competed well," CBC coach Mike Baker said. "Just a couple bounces here and there. When they're that close, one or two bounces can make the difference."
Michelle McCary had 27 digs and four aces for the Hawks (9-12, 4-6), while Samantha Brewer finished with 10 blocks and eight kills.
Set scores: 25-22, 25-22, 25-23.
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CBC--Michelle McCary 4 aces, 27 digs; Yessica Diaz 15 digs; Kelly Madsen 10 kills; Samantha Brewer 8 kills, 10 blocks; Amanda Colegrove 8 blocks; Carrie Johnson 15 assists; Carolyn Smith 14 assists.