September 29, 2012

Florant's Big Night Leads Loggers To Four Set Win

MCMINNVILLE, Ore. – Marissa Florant pounded down 18 kills and had 29 digs to lead the No. 10 Puget Sound volleyball team to a 25-10, 21-25, 25-22, 26-24 win at Linfield. Florant was just one of four Loggers (10-3, 5-1 NWC) with 22 digs or more.

Jackie Harvey added 22 digs to the cause while also pounding out 13 kills. Karly Edwards finished the match with 24 digs while Christina Chun also tallied 23 digs.

The Loggers were off to a hot start as they hit .333 in the set while limiting the Wildcats (7-7, 2-4 NWC) to a -.077 hitting percentage. The Loggers were dominant at the net with eight total team blocks, led by five block assists from Nicolette Reynaud.

In the second set, the Logger cooled off a bit to hit .105 and the Wildcats took full advantage with a 25-21 win to tie up the match at one set a piece. Linfield was led by 15 kills and 14 digs from Kailana Ritte-Camara.

After dropping the second set, the Loggers snuck out with a couple of close victories in the third and fourth sets to get back in the win column. Danielle Westermann added 12 kills to the Logger cause while hitting .333 in the match.

The Loggers are back on the court tomorrow for a neutral site match with No. 17 Colorado College. The match will be played at Lewis & Clark in Portland, Ore. at 11 a.m.

Nicolette Reuynaud
Los Gatos, Calif.
Valley Christian HS

Nicolette Reynaud jumped into a starting role early this season as a freshman and flourished in her new role. Her hard work on and off the floor has paid dividends as she led the team in blocks for much of the year. “On the court I think we expect to give 100% effort 100% of the time. We also expect the same thing off the court.”