ELLENSBURG — Rachel Hanses, Erin Smith and Kaitlin Quirk combined for 23 kills Thursday night, but Central Washington dropped a 3-1 decision to Alaska Anchorage in GNAC volleyball play in Nicholson Pavilion.

CWU’s 25-15, 25-21, 12-25, 25-20 defeat left the Wildcats 1-2 in conference play and 5-6 overall.

Katelynn Zanders put down 18 kills for the Seawolves, who improved to 3-0 and 9-6.

CWU leaders: Emmy Dolan 11 kills, 2 blocks; Linden Firethorne 10 kills, 2 blocks; Rachel Hanses 9 kills, 2 blocks; Erin Smith 8 kills, 3 blocks; Kaitlin Quirk 6 kills, 3 blocks; Catie Fry 37 assists, 8 digs; Kaely Kight 22 digs; Zoe Iida 11 digs.